Binalbagan local dies in road crash

first_imgBACOLOD City – The tricycle he wasdriving crashed against a cargo truck in Barangay Payao, Binalbagan, NegrosOccidental. According to police investigators, Bagroyovertook another vehicle and hit the truck driven by the 29-year-old RaymondSalcedo of Barangay Cabadiangan, Himamaylan City around 9 p.m. on April 1. Joelito Guingona of Barangay Bagroy,Binalbagan sustained head and body injuries, a police report showed. Guingona was rushed to the BinalbaganInfirmary where the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” Salcedo, meanwhile, was taken to theBinalbagan municipal police station./PNlast_img

NegOcc’s repatriation of foreign tourists continues

first_imgThe visitors were assisted in leavingthis province through humanitarian and charter flights. Earlier, some 50 foreigners in Sipalaywere assisted in securing permits and other pertinent documents for theirrepatriation flights. Foreigners stranded in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental are assisted by the city’s tourism office in securing necessary permits and documentations for their repatriation trips. As of yesterday, there are 245 tourists in this province waiting to go back to their respective countries. SIPALAY CITY TOURISM OFFICE Provincial tourism officer JennylindCordero said that 56 of the foreigners are set to fly out of Negros Occidentalon board a Philippine Airlines flight, while others are still waiting for theirrespective special flights. There are also foreigners who will stay in this province until its travelrestrictions are lifted, she added. BACOLOD CITY – The Negros OccidentalProvincial Tourism Division continues to help foreign tourists stranded due tothe coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, including those who are set to leave oncharter planes en route to their repatriation flights back to their respectivecountries. In Sipalay City, which hosts the mostnumber of foreign tourists, its City Tourism Development and Promotion Officereported that as of April 16, 47 foreigners are still around. These include 31staying in resorts and 16 in private residences. As of yesterday noon, a total of 245tourists – mostly Americans, Canadians and Europeans – are still in thisprovince. An earlier list of the ProvincialTourism Division showed that as of April 15, a total of 530 foreign touristshave been repatriated from Negros Occidental. “Although the Department of Tourism hasissued an advisory that the agency is no longer initiating flights for strandedtourists, there are still airlines with commercial flights or groups doingprivate charters to move stranded tourists to international gateways,” theProvincial Tourism Division said in an earlier statement.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

India likely to welcome Trump’s malaria drug use

first_imgTrump’s previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine catalyzed a tremendous shift in the South Asian country, spurring the world’s largest producer of the drug to make much more of it, prescribe it for front-line health workers treating the virus and deploy it as a diplomatic tool, despite mounting evidence against using the drug for COVID-19. Researchers at the Microbiology Research Facility work with coronavirus samples as a trial begins to see whether malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine can prevent or reduce the severity of the coronavirus disease. REUTERS Trump said Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a measure of protection against the virus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, however, has cautioned against using it outside of hospitals because of the risk of serious heart problems. (AP)center_img NEW DELHI – United States President Donald Trump’s declaration that he was taking a malaria drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India.last_img read more

Former congressman Gorriceta passes away

first_imgAccording to Gorriceta, Metro Manila doctors they consulted gave his father between six months to one year to live should he survive a major surgery. “We were grateful my father lived for three more years,” said Gorriceta. “We dreamed and worked for a better Metro Iloilo-Guimaras that will provide more opportunities for our people,” said Treñas. The former congressman – who also had kidney problems and was undergoing dialysis thrice a week – was taken to a private hospital in Iloilo City on June 19. “Si Cong. Cads was more of a family friend sa amon. Ang politika ulihi na ina nag-abot. Gamay pa ako, Tito Cadio na sia sa akon,” said Defensor. During those three years, the former congressman managed to check several places in the 2nd District such as the fledgling tourism destination Bucari in Leon town. According to the congressman, his father breathed his last without suffering much pain and for that their family was grateful. Yesterday afternoon the former congressman and mayor’s wake commenced at the Sta. Monica Church as he wished. Gorriceta served as Pavia mayor for three straight terms of three years each from 2004 to 2013. Gorriceta said his father also visited Pavia parish’s Sta. Monica Church which was restored through the efforts of the former municipal mayor. It was through the former congressman’s effort that Bucari was developed. “He was a big loss to all the people who dream of good governance, of committed and dedicated service to the people,” said Defensor. Former Iloilo governor Arthur Defensor Sr. said Gorriceta’s passing away was a big loss to Pavia and the 2nd District.center_img In local governance, he said Gorriceta should be remembered for the reforms and changes he introduced to Pavia and the 2nd District (composed of Pavia, Santa Barbara, New Lucena, Leganes, Zarraga, San Miguel, Leon, and Alimodian towns)./PN According to Cong. Michael Gorriceta, his father succumbed to sepsis and pneumonia. He said Gorriceta’s clean and transparent leadership was inspiring. ILOILO – Former 2nd District congressman and Pavia mayor Arcadio H. Gorriceta passed away at 12:18 a.m. yesterday. He was 74. In 2017, the then congressman was diagnosed with a mass in his spine and Stage 4 cancer that spread to his kidneys and lungs. According to the former governor, Gorriceta was not a politician but accepted the challenge of public service and thus entered politics to put the 2nd District in order. In Congress, Treñas said he and Gorriceta organized the “Visayan bloc” of congressmen. “Kadugay naman sang ginasuprer niya nga balatian. Nagbigay ang vital organs nya. Nakita gid man namon nga nakapoy na sia,” said the younger Gorriceta. Meanwhile, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said his relationship with Gorriceta went beyond politics. “I am saddened by the news. We worked together in the early days of Metro Iloilo as it progressed to the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council,” said Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas. He was elected congressman in 2013 and served the 2nd District until 2019.last_img read more

3 ‘rebels’ yield guns, bullets

first_imgRecovered from the houses were a .45-caliber pistol loaded with five live bullets and two .38 revolvers loaded with five and four bullets respectively, it added. BACOLOD City – For possessing unlicensed firearms, three suspected members of the New People’s Army were arrested in Barangay San Agustin, Isabela, Negros Occidental. The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of the Isabela municipal police station, facing charges for Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PNcenter_img Armed with three search warrants, authorities raided the residences of 51-year-old Weniefredo Carillo, 46-year-old Martillano Lindayao and 40-year-old Dimas Lindayao around 8 a.m. on Aug. 2, a police report showed.last_img

Aqua Bulldogs And Aqua Trojans Swim Meet Battle

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs and East Central Trojnas Swim Teams battled out with Batesville winning the Girls Battle  110-65 and EC earning the split with the Boys winning 100-80.Batesville Girls are now 16-5 for the season and 10-4 in EIAC action.Batesville Boys are now 13-5 for the season and 9-4 in Eiac action.Congrats to Batesville’s Matt Weiler for setting the BHS Record in the 100 Yard Breaststroke at 1:01.71.Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.last_img

Rising Sun Native Serving As Judge In California

first_imgAnthony Sabo (Image: Facebook)VENTURA CO., Calif. – A Rising Sun native is currently serving as a judge in Southern California.Anthony Sabo graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1985 and later obtained degrees from Indiana University and the University of North Dakota.Sabo served as a deputy prosecutor in Dearborn and Ohio counties before moving west in 2008.After working as a senior deputy district attorney in Ventura County, he has been appointed as a judge in the Ventura Superior Court system, according to the Dearborn County Register.Ventura County is northwest of downtown Los Angeles and the superior court remains one of the busiest in California.last_img

St. Louis Cardinal Volleyball Classic-8th Grade

first_imgThe St. Nicholas 8th Grade volleyball team was runner-up in the St. Louis Volleyball Tourney on Saturday, Sepember 13.St. Nicholas played in the championship match against St. Louis. St. Nicholas was defeated in 2 sets with scores of 25-19 and 25-14.The 8th grade team is now 10-2 overall, and 8-0 in regular season (without tourneys).Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg.last_img

St. Nicholas Volleyball Team Results

first_imgSt. Nicholas 7th Grade Volleyball Team Picks up 2 Wins This Week/8th Grade Picks up 1 Win, but also loses 1.The 7th grade St. Nicholas team defeated South Dearborn on Tuesday, Sept. 16 in 2 sets with scores of 25-5 and 25-3. They also defeated Brookville Middle School in 2 sets with scores of 25-11 and 25-22. Their record improves to 11-0.The 8th grade team defeated South Dearborn in 2 sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-7. They lost to Brookville Middle School on Thursday in 3 sets with scores of 23-25, 25-7, and 12-15. The girls started out slow, but then began playing their game. They just made a few mistakes, and they weren’t quite able to pull out the win. Even when they were down, they still stayed positive and worked to play the way they’ve been taught-bump, set, spike.St. Nicholas is back in action on Monday against Sunman-Dearborn with the game being played at Milan Middle School at 5:30.Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg.last_img read more

State Police Unveil New Method To Obtain Gun Permits

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Police will launch a new electronic firearms application process that will be in effect beginning October 1.The new process will remove the “paper” application and only electronic applications will be accepted. Firearms permits issued after October 1 will also be hard plastic, as opposed to the paper permit currently issued.“The new electronic application is designed to streamline the application process for both the applicant and law enforcement officials” said Assistant Chief of Staff Major Mike White, Communication and Information Systems. “This system is designed to be user friendly and will make the process easier for all those involved.”Individuals already holding a gun permit or those obtaining a firearms permit after October 1 will also be able to request a duplicate firearms license or request a change of address via the electronic version.Firearms permits already issued and persons holding firearms permits will not be affected. Those persons will utilize the electronic version when their permit expires if they do not possess a lifetime permit.last_img read more