Local News: Cadiz Comelec Officer Fires Gun, Airs Death Threats Against Partylist Coordinator in Run-in
Cadiz City Comelec officer, lawyer Revo Sorbito, son of still another lawyer, Nilo Sorbito, who figured in a minor traffic incident with CIS-Negros partylist provincial coordinator Joseph Nazareno and his group, had a heated run-in with the Comelec official firing dozens of shots from his 9mm pistol and threatening the complainant an estimated 20 times, warning he would kill Nazareno. Sorbito swore Nazareno and in a cellphone video shot, appeared heavily intoxicated while uttering the threats, Sorbito was drunk.
The incident took place Tuesday while Nazareno was driving southwards using his Navara Pick-up vehicle and Sorbito driving his own car going east, to bring a girlfriend home.
In a police blotter report filed with Police Station 1, complainant Joseph Nazareno, said at about 11:30pm, Tuesday, in an altercation over a minor traffic incident, pointed his gun, allegedly a 9mm pistol and fired several shots upwards. Sorbito, said Nazareno also uttered the words "patyon ta ka" which in English is self-explanatory.
By DANNY B. DANGCALAN & RITZY ROBLES MALO-OY
Four persons were killed in separate shooting incidents in Negros Occidental yesterday and Sunday, which were believed to be election-related.
An hour before the voting precincts opened yesterday, two men were gunned down in Sitio Kinalumsan in Barangay Poblacion in Toboso town.
The victims were identified as Juan Leonardo Belleza, who died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds on his head and body, and Bryan Bacordo, who died minutes later at a hospital, according to Supt. Roderick Alba of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) in a media interview.
The bodies of the victims were riddled with bullets from various firearms. They were reportedly waylaid by the armed men while on board a motorcycle, Alba said quoting Toboso police chief Insp. Danilo Zuniega.
A first- term councilor of a city north of this capital has resigned effective September 30 this year.
This was confirmed by Cadiz City Vice Mayor Jongben Merhan in an interview with Panay News yesterday naming the resigned councilor as Dovie Ibañez.
Merhan said that Ibanez resigned for "personal reasons".
"We are saddened by his resignation as he was an effective legislator and shared good ideas when he was a member of our city council," the vice mayor said.
The court hearing for political detainees accused of murder in the ambush-slay of 1st Lt. Archie Polenzo of the army’s Special Forces, was held last week in the Regional Trial Court (RTC) presided over by Judge Rosario Caise. She is a newly-assigned magistrate as replacement of the branch’s Judges Gregonio Ybañez and Edgar Garvilles who had one after the other, retired from the service.
Heavily escorted by policemen were accused Greg Tuayon, Eliezer Navas and diminutive Zarah Alvarez.
Cadiz City police officers are in pursuit of the three suspects involved in stabbing two teenagers, early morning Sunday at Hacienda San Ramon, Brgy. Luna.
Reports said, Clifford Moralla, 17, and Simon Julita, 19, of Sitio Bangko, Brgy. Luna were rushed to Silay City Provincial Hospital for multiple stab wounds in the different parts of their body.
The Victorias-Manapla-Cadiz Rural Electric Service Cooperative, Inc. (VRESCO) has a new acting general manager in the person of lawyer Dan Pondevilla, who was appointed by its board of directors effective Sept. 19.
Pondevilla yesterday said his predecessor Art Cabrera requested the board to be returned to his old position as head of the electric firm’s Technical Services Department.
“The board wanted a GM who is a lawyer who knows effective collection system that is why they appointed me because of my experience as City Legal Officer of Escalante City,” he said.
Hazel Andrea-Stuart, an international documentarist, who already counts with five international awards, recently filmed the Monfort Vermi-Culture Plant of sugar planter Ildefonso “Nonong” Monfort which is situated in Cadiz City.
Her major objective in the production of this video presentation is to focus attention and awareness on the viability of setting up such plants so that farmers all over the country can shift from the use of commercial fertilizers to organic fertilizers.
That the use of organic fertilizers, most especially vermi castings can effectively rejuvenate farm soils and restore all the micro elements which have been severely depleted, through the use of commercial fertilizers, though the years.
Hazel Stuart with Cushi, her pet dog filming European Night Crawlers. In the picture is Nonong Monfort, Mrs. Baba M. Coscolluela, Jein Pabalinas and Santiago Tadifa.*
Hazel Andrea-Stuart was born in Kent, England and was member of the BBC Singers, serving on their Solo Singing Panels for both classical and light music. She has been soloist in all the major concert halls of London, performing with such conductors as Pierre Boulez, sir Colin Davis and Malcolm Arnold.
FOR POSTERITY. (Seated, L-R) Hazel Stuart with pet dog Cushi and Santiago Tadifa; (Standing, L-R) Malou M. Ascalon, Baba M. Coscolluela, Tony Monfort, Nonong Monfort, Jein Pabalinas and WHO Streegan.*
Badminton players from Negros Occidental begun their trip to Maasin City in Leyte for the 2013 Batang Pinoy-Visayas Leg scheduled September 24-28.
Cadiz City badminton teams off to Maasin City, Leyte yesterday en route Cebu for the 2013 Batang Pinoy-Visayas Leg scheduled September 24-28.*
The Cadiz City-Jaguar Badminton Academy and the Association of Barangay Captains Team – JBA headed by Jordan Sun sailed to Leyte yesterday en route Cebu to take part for the 5-day competition.
Consisting the Cadiz-JBA include Kerr Longno and Kennith Caracena for the 15U boys; Mitzi Joy Sun, Jacquelyn Pantoja, Asia Demasu-ay and May Palmares for the 15U girls; Mark Steven Openiano, Clarrence Villaflor, Danz Andrew Villanueva and Lance Aguila for 13U boys; and Dennis Agudo, Phoebe Villaflor, Sophia Loren Betita and Trisha Lhey Echavez for the 13U girls.
Independent local artists of Cadiz City Jude Pineda, Rusty Quiatchon, and JR Ledesma opened a group art exhibit last Saturday at Antonio’s Restaurant, fronting Cadiz City Park.
Titled "Tinabu-ay", the exhibit showcased collective art pieces ranging from Social Realism to adaptations of world class paintings, photographs from newspapers and magazines.
The art exhibit aims to fortify awareness and revive the people’s love for the arts and culture.
The Creative Journey Events and Travels is sponsoring the online voting for the Mr. and Ms. Creative Journey of the search for Mr. and Ms. UNO-R 2013.
The online voting on the social networking of Facebook has started last September 2, 2013 and will culminate tomorrow, September 10.
The candidates’ photos are posted at the official fan page of The Creative Journey. A candidate’s photo that gets the most "likes" will be declared as the Mr. and Ms. Creative Journey.