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Silay City

2 Students Drown, 3 Survive in Silay River

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Two of the five students who escaped school were drowned after swimming in a river in Barangay Lantad, Silay City Tuesday afternoon.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay City police chief identified the victims as Rey Allen Ibañez, 15, grade 6 of Silaynon Elementary School and Janzen Frank Pasco, 13, a second year student of Doña Monserrat National High School in the city.

Those who were rescued are Jeremy Poblacion, 11, grade 4; Rosemary Ibañez, 13, grade 5 and Michael Joshua Leterio, 18, a high school student.

Cops Arrest Pusher in a Drug Bust

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An illegal drug pusher under the watchlist of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) was arrested in a buy bust at Freedom Boulevard, Barangay Mambulac, Silay City Monday evening.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay City police chief, identified him as Delfin Pun-an, Jr., 36, alias “Lawayan,” of Barangay Mambulac.

After he handed a sachet of shabu, police operatives confiscated from him one big sachet of suspected shabu worth P30, 000 when frisked.

Silaynons Avail Service of World Medical Relief

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By Lorenzo O. Lambatin Jr.

The World Medical Relief Inc. drew 545 medical and 59 dental patients during its December 15 outreach activity in this city’s Gymnasium.

Provincial Health Nurse Allan Rojo said, WMR had four physicians to attend to patients and brought free medicines.

He said Silay City added three more physicians and two dentists to speed up the activity.

Guv Favors Privatization of Bacolod-Silay Airport

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., supports moves for the privatization of the operations of the Bacolod-Silay Airport.

Marañon’s reaction comes on the heels of the report that the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is looking for a concessionaire that will develop, operate and maintain six provincial airports, in a bundled contract of P116.2 billion ($2.60 billion).

“Privatization will improve the operation of the airport,” Marañon said.

Talisay Wins Men Volleyball, 39 Below in Albee Cup

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Talisay City won two titles, while Victorias City and EB Magalona in the just ended 2nd Albee Cup at Victorias Sports and Amusement Center in Victorias City Sunday.

Talisay City wrapped up the title in men’s volleyball and 39 & below category in basketball.

Talisay defeated Murcia, 25-19, 25-17 & 25-17 in men’s division for the title.

Silay City walloped Victorias City, 25-12 and 25-16 to place third in men’s division. EB Magalona placed fifth.

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