Marian Missionaries Breaks Ground for Seminary in Murcia

Bacolod Bishop Msgr. Vicente Navarra led the groundbreaking last Saturday of the novitiate seminary of the Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross (MMHC) at the 1.5-hectare lot in Blumentritt, Murcia donated by Mr. and Mrs. Enrique D. Rojas and family.

Bacolod Bishop Msgr. Vicente Navarra blesses the spot where the cornerstone of the novitiate seminary will be built. At right are Mr. & Mrs. Enrique D. Rojas and family who donated the 1.5-hectare property to the MMHC.*

Truck Helper Found Dead in Murcia

An 18-year-old cargo truck helper was found dead in a sugarcane field at Hacienda Paz, Barangay Canlandog, Murcia, Negros Occidental, Monday.

Senior Inspector Lawrence Batham, Murcia PNP chief identified the victim as Leo Esfortuno Fernandez, 18, alias “Morak” of Barangay Canlandog, of Murcia town. He was a cargo truck helper who loads sugarcane delivered to Ma-ao Sugar Central.

He sustained wound in the head caused by a stone, police investigator disclosed.

Medical Mission In Minoyan, Murcia

A total of 323 residents of Barangay Minoyan in Murcia were beneficiaries of the free medical and dental clinic recently conducted by the Leisure and Resorts World Corporation (LRWC), Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation and the office of Congressman Alfredo Benitez, Third District of Negros Occidental.

The Minoyan Medical Mission team lead by Regina Benitez of LRWC, BBBFI’s Mary Ann Dino and Murcia Coordinator Sonia Macapagal, with beneficiaries.*

218 MT Pineapples Exported to Korea, Japan

A total of 218 metric tons of fresh pineapple fruits was exported during the first two quarters of the year from Murcia town, Negros Occidental to the countries of Korea and Japan, according to the Bureau of Plant Industry–Plant Quarantine Service (BPI-PQS)–Negros Occidental.

Plant Quarantine Officer John Calumpiano said the export of fresh pineapple fruits has slowed down from January to June this year compared to last year because of the shortage of fruits.

7 Drug Persons Nabbed in Buy-Bust Operations

Seven illegal drug personalities were arrested by police operatives in separate buy bust operations in Murcia town in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City.

Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Provincial Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) arrested six persons in Murcia Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

PAIDSOTG led by Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome, Jr. arrested Willy Suarez, alias “Aming”, of legal age and resident of Purok Luzuriaga, Barangay Caliban, Murcia at 12:15 am Tuesday.


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