A missing fisherman given up for lost by fellow villagers in St. Helis Subvillage in Inayauan, Cauayan in Southern Negros, turned up alive after rescuers chanced upon him in Cagayansillo Island to where he was carried by strong sea currents.
The villagers surmised that the missing fisherman would not be able to survive his ordeal as he had been declared missing for about five days already.
The missing fisherman, Ronnie Salendron, was barely alive, famished and dehydrated, rescuers said. His frail banca had capsized and its movements were limited because it had already been filled with seawater.
By Inna Pauline L. Monillo
A woman reported to the police that an unidentified person stole her wallet at SM City Mall, Reclamation Area, Brgy. 10, Bacolod City at about 6:15 pm, Sunday.
Jessica Magbanua y Sayco, 33, of Hda. La Paz, Brgy. Pacul, Bago City said she was walking alone inside SM Mall when she discovered that the zipper of her brown shoulder bag is already open and her pink wallet inside is already missing which contained: Singapore working permit ID, Resorts World of Sentosa ID, Kabayan Remittance ID, cash amounting to P11,000.00, 200 Euro Bill, 90 Singaporean Dollar and assorted receipts.
Authorities in Sipalay City are in pursuit of two suspects reportedly involved in the shooting to death of a city employee about 6PM Friday at the national road in Brgy. Cartagena.
Initial investigation said Richard Tolmo, 28, was shot by two unidentified suspects on board a white-colored Honda motorcycle.
Tolmo, among key men in implementing the Privilege Health Card project of City Mayor Oscar "Nonoy" Montilla’s administration, sustained several gunshot wounds causing his death.
Police authorities in Sipalay City are conducting pursuit operation to arrest the two suspects who allegedly shot a local about 8:30AM, Tuesday at Sitio Cambugi-ot, Brgy. Camindangan.
Investigation revealed, Micheal Calapardo, 23, of Sitio Cagay, Brgy. Camindangan was with his grandmother walking towards the village market when the two unidentified suspects waylaid them.
One of the suspects allegedly grabbed and held him, while the other man shot him on the chest. The suspects were donned with face covers during the attack. The victim succumbed to gunshot wounds after the incident.
Two men in Sipalay City were arrested by operatives of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Special Operations Group (SOG) in coordination with local police authorities for alleged illegal gambling, Tuesday afternoon.
PSInsp. Antonio P. Benitez Jr. apprehended Necasio Tabligan, 68, of Brgy. Mambaroto and Manuel Arboiz, 70, of Sitio Marabo at about 4:30PM, Tuesday while gambling inside the City Public Market.
The province of Negros Occidental is now under a state of calamity after thousands of residents from four cities and five towns were displaced by massive floods and landslides due to four days of heavy rains, damaging P39 million in crops, livestock and fisheries.
Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), during their regular session yesterday, placed the province under a state of calamity, by unanimously adopting a resolution of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) that recommends the same action.
Last Monday, the PDRRMC, headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., had passed a resolution asking the SP to declare a state of calamity in the province, and recommending the utilization of the 30-Percent Quick Response Fund of the PDRRM Fund for 2013 to help the affected local government units (LGUs)
A church office in Sipalay City was ransacked by unidentified persons, Friday afternoon and they took computer sets.
SPO1 Marcelino L. Palomo with PO3 Jaime S. Dequillo Jr. reported that branch president of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, Arnulfo Ramirez alleged that the clerk’s office was robbed by unidentified persons, in their church located at Brgy. Mambaroto in Sipalay City.
The suspects took the office’s computer monitor, central processing unit (CPU), keyboard and back-ups.
They also broke into the church’s Family History Office and Cultural Hall but police found no items were taken from the office.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) serves notice of the scheduled shutdown of the following transmission facilities:
Date: 08 October 2013
Affected Distribution Utility:
*Portions of Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NOCECO) franchise area
Reason: Maintenance activity at Sipalay substation
Normal operations will immediately resume after work completion. NGCP customers and the general public are advised to take the necessary preparations and precautions for this scheduled interruption.
A non-government organization - Defend Patrimony, reportedly uncovered the plan to sell the confiscated magnetite in Hinoba-an, southernmost municipality in Negros Occidental
In a press statement from Defend Patrimony through its spokesman Rev. RC Gumban, Jr., the militant environment group, after meeting with its local convenors in Hinoba-an, received new information that the confiscated magnetite are to be bidded and sold.
This ignited anger among individuals in the community.
A year ago, he said, Dr. Jiji Debuyan, a medical doctor of the local primary hospital in the town, reported the illegal magnetite mining in the shore of Brgy. 1 of Hinobaan to the DENR Sipalay office, however, the personnel there refused to entertain the complaint saying that it is not their obligation without even telling her that there is an existing local DENR office in Hinobaan. Not knowing where to report the illegal magnetite mining for she was not even told where to lodge her complaint, she went straight to Hinobaan Gymnasium where at that moment an open forum against mining was held led by Defend Patrimony. Only after she divulged this issue in the forum, the local government of Hinobaan acted and confiscated sacks of magnetite sand and now piled beside the office of the Municipal Environmental and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) .
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO)-Special Operations Group members filed illegal gambling charges against five collared men in Sipalay City for alleged involvement in gambling operations at Sitio Hinablan, Brgy. Gil Montilla.
PSInsp. Antonio Benitez Jr of NOPPO-SOG in a joint operation with Sipalay City Police Station arrested the following suspects: Chiva Ko, 42, of Brgy. Burongan, Samar; Stan Alviola, 32, of Brgy. Talaban, Himamaylan City; Rodel Taburdan, 43, Brgy. Carmona, Makati City; Jeffrey Rayoso, 29, of Tobacco Albay, Bicol Region and Solomon Maantos, 28, of Brgy. Pinaginpinan, Kabankalan City for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9287 or illegal numbers game of Jai Alai.
Seized from them were three Fujitso laptop with charger, eight computer keyboards, eight Casio calculators, one Canon Scanner, one Canon adaptor, eight units of cellular phones of various models and brands, six cellular phone chargers, staplers, one Cherry Mobile tablet, mobile internet, six markers, carbon papers, 40 pieces ballpoint pens, one scanned tipster with number combinations, P2,454 cash believed to be bet money, tally sheets and bundles of lengthwise yellow pad pares with number combinations.