The 40-year-oldresident Erwin Parrenos was tagged suspect. Jornel Labor – aresident of the village – sustained bruises on the body. He already receivedtreatment, police said Police have yetto arrest Parrenos, who fled after the incident./PN ILOILO City – Alaborer was hurt after he got mauled by a drunken man in Barangay Sto. Niño SurArevalo district, a police report showed. Police said Parrenosattacked Labor around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 for no apparent reason.
Resident Fatima Salgado was taken to theRoxas City police station, where she was detained. ILOILO City – A 52-year-old woman facingestafa charges was arrested in Barangay Tanque, Roxas City, Capiz. Salgado’s apprehension on Feb. 12 wasstaged on the strength of an arrest warrant. The court recommended a P60,000 bailbond for her temporary liberty./PN
The suspected origin? The same type ofmarket. BEIJING – China cracked down on the saleof exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked tomarkets selling live animals. The germ turned out to be a coronavirus thatcaused SARS. Police look at items seized from store suspected of trafficking wildlife in Guangde city in central China’s Anhui Province in this Jan. 9, 2020 photo. As China enforces a temporary ban on the wildlife trade to contain the outbreak of a new virus, many are calling for a more permanent solution before disaster strikes again. ANTI-POACHING SPECIAL SQUAD VIA AP The ban was later lifted, and theanimals reappeared. Now another coronavirus is spreading through China, so farkilling 1,380 people and sickening more than 64,000 — eight times the numbersickened by SARS. With more than 60 million people underlockdown in more than a dozen Chinese cities, the new outbreak is promptingcalls to permanently ban the sale of wildlife, which many say is being fueledby a limited group of wealthy people who consider the animals delicacies. Thespreading illness also serves as a grim reminder that how animals are handledanywhere can endanger people everywhere. (AP) read more
BACOLOD City – A man was killed and twoothers were wounded in a shooting incident in Barangay 2, San Carlos City,Negros Occidental. The victims were rushed to the SanCarlos City hospital where the attending physician declared Mercado as “dead onarrival.” BY MAE SINGUAY AND CYRUS GARDE Nole Mercado lies on the ground after he was shot to death by two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay 2, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on March 12. CYRUS GARDE/PN Danilo and Rowene, on the other hand,were inside the restaurant when they were hit by the stray bullets, it added. Police identified the fatality as48-year-old Nole Mercado of Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City. The 47-year-oldDanilo Dollentes and his wife Rowena – residents of Barangay Mabigo, CanlaonCity sustained gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. According to police investigators,Mercado was buying fruits beside a gas station when two unidentified motorcycle-ridinggunmen fired at him several times around 1:30 p.m. on March 12. Officers of the San Carlos City policestation have yet to identify the suspects and the motive in the shooting./PN read more
“TUPAD beneficiaries will get their pay through money remittance,” Navarra said. SAN JOSE, Antique – Antiqueño sugar migrants and other locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who were repatriated may now avail themselves of livelihood under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers #Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (TUPAD #BKBK) program.DOLE-Antique director Melisa Navarra said on June 9 that they are requesting local government units (LGUs) to assist and submit the names of their respective sugar migrants, LSIs and those who belong to the informal sector as the agency is set to implement the third batch of the program. According to her, DOLE-Antique has allocated around P30 million for the wages of 8,000 TUPAD beneficiaries.“Each TUPAD beneficiary could receive a P395 wage daily,” Navarra added. There are some 1,644 sugar migrants – locally known as “sacadas” – who have returned in this province from Negros Occidental by batches on May 18 to June 8. The TUPAD#BKBK is a 10-day program wherein beneficiaries carry out works such as disinfection and cleaning of their own homes and backyard gardening while staying at home due to the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Families who were also unable to avail themselves of the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program of DOLE may also avail themselves of the 10-day project. “Other LSIs and informal sectors who were not able to avail themselves of the Social Amelioration Program or the Aid to Individual in Crisis Situation from the Department of Social Welfare and Development may also apply for the TUPAD program,” Navarra said. A batch of sugar migrants return home to Antique after being stranded in Negros Occidental. The sugar migrants, locally stranded individuals and those who belong to the informal sectors may now avail themselves of a livelihood program from the Department of Labor and Employment. PDRRMO ANTIQUE The first batch of TUPAD#BKBK program in this province helped 400 beneficiaries last April 8 to 17. The second batch, on the other hand, had 2,800 beneficiaries who conducted works from April 29 to May 8. “The wages of the TUPAD beneficiaries in the first and second batches were already paid,” Navarra said. (PNA/PN) “The third batch of the TUPAD#BKBK program is being targeted to be implemented in Antique on June 15,” said Navarra. The LGUs, at the end of the 10-day work, will validate and certify that beneficiaries were able to carry out their tasks to get paid. read more
Gesulgon also revealed that parishes and chaplaincies in the diocese agreed to organize a Holy Hour starting July 27, during President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth State of the National Address.Priests will read the official statement of the Diocese of Bacolod on the denial of franchise application of ABS-CBN.The diocese will also use the Holy Hour as part of the continuing call of Bishop Patricio Buzon for “prayerful vigilance.”/PN BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City –With the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city and parts of Negros Occidental, the Diocese of Bacolod yesterday suspended all diocesan clergy gatherings. In a statement issued Friday, Diocese Chancellor-Secretary Reverend Fr. Roy Christian Gesulgon said the suspension would be effective until further notice.However, Gesulgon said Vicariate meetings would still be permissible as long as minimum health protocols issued by the government are followed.Reverend Fr. Lou-an Torrefranca made the resolution. This was seconded by Fr. Julius Espinosa, with the majority of all the members present voting for its adoption. read more
Three Greensburg residents are facing charges after a search of a home resulted in the discovery of marijuana, methamphetamines and a sawed-off shotgun.Greensburg Police received a report of a residential burglary in which a firearm was stolen. During the investigation, police learned that an alleged suspect lived on Anderson Street in Greensburg and may have been participating in illegal drug use at the same residence.A search warrant was conducted during the early morning hours of Wed., Nov. 27.“Evidence located inside the home was a quantity of marijuana and methamphetamines,” reported Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen. “Also were numerous smoking devices and other drug paraphernalia used to snort methamphetamines and crush pills.”According to police, 24-year-old Michael Pittman was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Dealing in sawed-off shotgun and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.23-year-old Justin Tucker and 21-year-old Julia McKee are also facing preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance. read more
Obama gave his immigration plan in front of a national audience Thursday.INDIANAPOLIS – More than 85,000 people living in Indiana could be touched by the executive order on immigration President Obama announced Thursday night, according to Pew Research estimates.The changes are expected to lead to fewer deportations and detentions for people in the country without authorization, especially for those with children born in the United States.Kica Matos, director of immigrant rights and racial justice at the Center for Community Change. said it’s the kind of announcement they’ve been awaiting for six years.“We will celebrate this victory. We will welcome it with open arms, and so, we will be out on the streets today,” she said. “And guess what we’re going to do on Monday? We’re going to go back to the hard work of continuing to fight for a permanent solution.”For years, Matos said, the immigration reform movement has sought changes in policy to keep families intact, and she thinks this move will help.“We can’t forget that over 2 million people have been adversely impacted by the president’s immigration policy,” she said. “So, it feels like this is a new page in a book that has been filled with a lot of pain for our communities.”She added that comprehensive reform has to come from Congress. Republican leaders have expressed dismay with Obama’s order and have threatened to shut down the government in response, but Matos said Congress has long debated reform and hopes they can continue that dialogue.While members of faith and immigrant communities in Indiana said they’re applauding the proposal as a good start on reforms, the state’s U.S. senators have said they’re opposed to the president taking executive action on the issue.Mary Kuhlman read more
If you are a NASCAR fan, I wonder if you are as upset about all the new rules and restrictions as I am. Every week it seems like there is a new rule put in for that race or they have placed some type of restriction on the engines or the car design itself. They say that these rules and restrictions are put in to ensure competitive racing and safer driving.I say let the drivers drive! They are the most skilled at what they do, and if you simply let them drive, you will get an exciting race and seldom will there be serious accidents. The cars and the track walls are so safe today that it is almost like driving those bumper cars at an amusement park, so why do we need all these restrictions besides?The Playoff system is totally flawed as far as I am concerned. Why not pick out your top 16 drivers (or whatever number you choose) and let them accumulate points down to the last race. Whoever has the most points, wins! I don’t like this 3 or 4 car elimination after 3 weeks. One unfortunate accident, and you are done despite what you have done all year. read more
HOLTON, Ind. — A man surrendered to police after being shot during a standoff in Ripley County Friday.Authorities responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 4700 block of North County Road 850W in Holton around 5 p.m. Timmy Wayne Bowman, 48, had barricaded himself in the home when police arrived.Police say Bowman exited the home and fired at least one shot at officers. An Indiana State Police trooper returned fire, striking Bowman. Bowman ran back into the home.Bowman surrendered without further incident around 10 p.m.He was flown to UC Trauma Center for his injuries. His current condition is unknown.