Victorias City

On Bad Weather ‘Listen to Warnings’

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., called on the the public to listen to the warnings issued by government agencies when there is a typhoon.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella (center) leads the opening of the 2nd Year Celebration of the Palit Basyo, Environmental Stewardship Program of DuPont Philippines at the Negros Farmers Weekend Market recently.* (CMO-PIO photo)

The Governor made the appeal as seven fishermen from Victorias City reported missing Saturday remained missing at sea as of yesterday.

THIS HAS BECOME a common scene in the thoroughfares of Bacolod, collission mostly between motorcycles and cars, yet others do not learn.* (Edith Colmo photos)

“When the government agencies issue warnings through various media platforms, they should not be hard-headed and instead follow it,” Marañon said.

“We should be always careful,” he said, mentioning the fishermen and those residing along riverbanks, he said.

Marañon also called on parents to be careful as the onset of rainy season also means the increase in dengue cases.

“Parents should clean their surroundings especially in areas where there is standing water and drainage,” he said.*




Coast Guard: ‘No Sighting Yet of Missing 7 Fishermen’

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bantayan Island, Cebu said the seven missing crew members of MV Inday Sweet remained missing at sea as of yesterday.

Fishing boat owner Ana Marie Claro of Victorias earlier reported that the fishermen were already found off Kinatarsan, a small island in Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu yesterday, and that they were recuperating at Lawis Hospital.

Earlier on Sunday, Claro sent her other fishermen to Bantayan for search and rescue with the Philippine Coast Guard-Cebu.

Shabu Supply in Victorias from New Bilibid Prisons?

Victorias City PNP is validating report that shabu supply in the city came from New Bilibid Prisons.

Supt. Santiago Rapiz, the city police chief said this is the third time arrested suspects disclosed that they get their supply from someone in New Bilibid Prison through consignment basis.

Celeste Robbery Group Slips Anew

Victorias City PNP led by Superintendent Santiago Rapiz missed anew the Celeste Robbery Group when they raided a house in Barangay 11, Victorias City at dawn Monday.

The Celeste Robbery Group is responsible for the series of bus robberies in Victorias City and EB Magalona town in Negros Occidental.

Superintendent Santiago Rapiz said they were late a few minutes Monday dawn trying to surround the house of the mother of Alejandro Montoya, one member of the group.

Bulk of Shabu Confiscated in Victorias City

Bulk of suspected shabu was confiscated by Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) and Victorias City PNP which resulted to the arrest of three suspects Monday afternoon.

PAIDSOTG headed by Chief Inspector Rico Santotome, Jr. and Victorias City PNP led by Superintendent Santiago Rapiz arrested Monzun Panaligan Lee, 37, married and Trexie Gutierez Nicor, 27, single-both of Barangay 3, Victorias City.


Alan Gensoli Arman Toga Cyrus Garde Desiderio Deferia Edith Colmo
Eugene Adiong Gil Alfredo Severino James Toga Jun delos Reyes Leo Claridad
Manny Canto Owen Bayog Pert Toga Ritzy Robles Malo-oy Robert Harland
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