The court recommended no bail bond for Pabiran’s temporary liberty. (RPIO Visayas/PN) Officersof the Sibunag municipal police station served the warrant in relation tomurder charges Pabiran faces. The suspect was detained in the Sibunag police station’s custodial facility. BACOLODCity – Police arrested the No. 2most wanted person in the province of Misamis Occidental. The45-year-old Joseph Pabiran was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant inBarangay Sebaste, Sibunag, Guimaras around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, a policereport showed.
Residents called the police after thesuspect allegedly fired his gun around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, a police reportshowed. He was detained in the custodialfacility of the Sagay City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition RegulationAct./PN A 9mm-caliber revolver with four livebullets were seized from 34-year-old resident Ramil Divinigracia. Divinigracia failed to show pertinentpapers proving his legal ownership of the weapon, police said. BACOLOD City – A man was arrested inBarangay Rafaela Barrera, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that Del Rosario and Morales’ suit was a “futile exercise” and the ICC was right in dismissing it for lack of territorial and personal jurisdiction. According to the complainants, Xi and other officials were responsible for the destruction of the environment and the loss of marine resources in the area due to the creation of artificial islands, militarization, and various other activities./PN “In contrast, the Morales-Del Rosario tandem resorted to an ineffective process, evidently for its propaganda value,” he said. Panelo added that the ICC neither has jurisdiction over the Philippines, as the court failed to comply with the publication requirement in accordance with due process under the Philippine Constitution. According to Panelo, President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen an effective mode accepted under International Law of directly engaging the People’s Republic of China in bilateral negotiations to resolve the South China Sea dispute in a peaceful, expedient and efficacious manner. MANILA – Malacañang has recognized the International Criminal Court’s decision to junk the suit lodged by former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials. “Apparently wanting to still milk the issue for media mileage to advance their pretended nationalism, they are still bent in pursuing their wrong tact despite the rejection of their complaint,” the Palace spokesperson added, citing the appeal planned by Del Rosario and Morales. Del Rosario and Morales sued Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and China’s Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua last March of committing crimes against humanity in connection with Beijing’s activities to gain control over most of the resource-rich South China Sea. “This dismissal is consistent with our previous stand that the filing of the complaint is a futile exercise, as the ICC has no jurisdiction over China, it being not a state member,” Panelo said. read more
According to police investigators, theincident happened around 4:44 p.m. on Dec. 28 Killed were 32-year-old SherielSumogat, who was eight-month pregnant and 22-year old motorcycle driver EricOnyot. They both sustained fatal injuries after the crash, a police reportshowed. BACOLOD City – Two persons diedincluding a pregnant woman while seven others were injured after a motorcyclecollided into a passenger tricycle in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, NegrosOccidental. The victims were all residents ofCadiz City./PN The tricycle was negotiating thenational road in Stop Oso Highway at Barangay Luna when thecounter-flowing motorcycle crashed against it, the investigators added. Due to the collision, the tricyclepassengers reportedly fell down after they were thrown up from the sidecar. Meanwhile, tricycle passengers NanieDecain; Daisy Decain; Sydney Decain; Jennelyn Anota; Abbygale Anota; JackyEstersito and driver Poljun Ofianga were brought to the Cadiz City Emergency Clinicfor medical treatment. read more
The airport’s thermal scanner detectedthem with fever. Throat swab specimens were collectedfrom the three foreigners then these were sent to the Research Institute forTropical Medicine in Manila for analysis. To further protect the province,Defensor further ordered the following: According to Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)Iloilo Airport terminal supervisor Arthur Parreño, his agency has tightenedmedical quarantine protocols. The thermal scanner has also been activated to detect passengerswith fever – one of the symptoms of those infected with the new coronavirusknown also as 2019-nCoV. “The 29 years old Chinese was advisedto stay overnight at the DRSTMH while the young girl was considered anoutpatient. The 65-year-old patient, on the other hand, is currently beingchecked at the hospital,” said Cuachon. ILOILO City – Joining the rest of the world in heighteningmeasures to prevent the spread of a new corovirus from China, the IloiloAirport in Cabatuan, Iloilo has started screening passengers arriving from HongKong and Singapore for fever and flu symptoms. The three Chinese nationals werereferred to the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbukon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH), said Dr.Glenn Alonsabe, DOH regional epidemiologist. “Feverish passengers would be ushered to an isolation room,” saidParreño. “The suspected cases won’t be passing the passenger terminal butthrough the ramp in going to the waiting ambulance,” Parreño stressed. * mobilization of barangay volunteerssuch as Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars and BarangayService Point Officers to monitor and record returning residents and transientwith travels from countries positive for 2019 nCoV, and similar strains; and Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.backed the steps that CAAP has taken but pointed out a loophole when he checkedthe Iloilo Airport yesterday. The Department of Health (DOH)confirmed early this week that three Boracay Island-bound Chinese visitors whoentered the country through the Kalibo International Airport were placed underquarantine in Kalibo, Aklan. * inspection / clearing / checking offoreign vessels including the crew for 2019-nCoV in their second or subsequentport of entry in the province by the Bureau of Quarantine Parreño expects a surge in passenger arrivals this week due to theDinagyang Festival in Iloilo City. Signs of infection include respiratorysymptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. * monitoring and recording of guestsfrom tourism accommodation establishments who have travel history from affectedcountries The CAAP-Iloilo chief said his office is also waiting an orderfrom their central office for the possible free distribution of face masks atthe airport. The Kalibo International Airportservices direct flights to and from Wuhan City. He thus issued Executive Order No. 028ordering the mandatory accomplishment of the “passenger declaration and healthdeclaration card” of those entering the province both by domestic andinternational flights or vessels”. This new virus has spread from China’sWuhan City (there are now over 500 confirmed cases, with the origin a seafoodmarket) in China to several Chinese provinces, as well as the US, Thailand,South Korea, Japan, and Macau. Bureau of Quarantine personnel have been posted on Aerobridge 3,the designated passageway of passengers arriving from Hong Kong and Singapore. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnessesranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as pneumonia. It isnot yet clear how bad this new coronavirus is but deaths were already reportedin China. The first to be quarantined, accordingto Dr. Cornelio Cuachon of the Aklan Provincial Health Office, was a29-year-old Chinese national. This was on Jan. 17. The second was a three-year-oldgirl on Jan. 18.The most recent, on Monday, was a 65-year-old Chinese. It may take time before the resultswould be known, said Cuachon./PN The Iloilo Airport services 50 flights each day (25 departure, 25arrival) including flights to and from Hong Kong and Singapore. Hospital authorities would be contacted for an ambulance thatwould take the passengers to the hospital for further examination. read more
The two courts recommended bail bondworth P48,000 and P6,000, respectively for Obando’s temporary liberty./PN The 22-year-old resident Richard ObandoJr. was caught around 12:30 p.m. on March 24, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Police arrested a man facingrobbery and theft charges in Barangay Poblacion, Bago City, Negros Occidental. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Bago City police station. Obando’s apprehension was staged on thestrength of arrest warrants issued by Judge Frances Guanzon of the RegionalTrial Court Branch 62 in Bago City and Judge Aireen Bonghanoy of the MunicipalTrial Court in Cities in Bago City.
ILOILO City – Three individuals were arrested for illegal gambling in Barangay San Pedro, San Jose, Antique. Detained in custodial facility of the San Jose police station, the suspects face charges for violation of Presidential Decree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties on illegal gambling./PN Recovered from their possession were a deck of playing cards and bet money which amounted to P810. Simon Bariacto, 42, of Baranagay Igsuming, San Jose; Cassmer Rosales, 41; and Ronald Huevarra, 50 – both residents of Barangay San Pedro, were caught playing tong-its around2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, police said.
Meanwhile, Palabrica ordered the temporary closure of the municipal hall and the RHU starting Monday until July 15, ILOILO – Since midnight of July 13, the municipality of Bingawan was placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) after six staff of the town’s Rural Health Unit (RHU) were found infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Bingawan was the second town in Iloilo province to revert to ECQ; the first was Alimodian after health authorities recorded 13 COVID-19 cases there./PN Of the six new recorded cases, Palabrica confirmed that three were midwives, two were nurses and one was an ambulance driver. They were part of the 91 additional infections that the Department of Health Region 6 confirmed on Sunday night and brought to 552 the total cases in Western Visayas. Palabrica clarified that residents working outside the province and city of Iloilo would be allowed to leave the town as long as they present their company identification card. * anyone crossing zones for work permitted in the zone of destination and going back home * 29-year-old female (Patient No. 495) According to Palabrica, the ECQ status will remain for two weeks as local authorities rolled out contract tracing for close contacts of the six cases. * 34-year-old female (Patient No. 494) Movement of all types of cargoes, on the other hand, shall be unhampered. Healsoappealed to his constituents: “Sa mga pinalangga ko nga mga pumoluyo sa Bingawan nagapangabay ako nga suportaran ta lang ang ginapatuman nga health protocol sa idalom sang ECQ kay para man sa aton tanan para indi maglapta ang COVID-19.” * 32-year-old male (Patient No. 492) Under his directive, Palabrica also imposed travel restrictions in an effort to stem further transmission. * other persons transported through the effort of the national government upon observance of the necessary quarantine protocols and with the concurrence of the receiving local government unit The COVID-19-positive residents of Binggawan were the following: “Isa lang sa kada panimalay ang hatagan sang quarantine para pahanugutan nga maggwa kag magbakal sang pagkaon, bulong kag importante nga kinahanglanon,” Palabrica explained. * 59-year-old female (Patient No. 491) ECQ is a form of community quarantine implementing temporary measures imposing stringent limitations on movement and transportation of people, strict regulation of operating industries, provision of food and essential services, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine protocols. The municipal government, Palabrica said, has issued quarantine passes for local residents, who need to go out for necessary transactions. There are, however, a few exemptions. Restrictions on travel do not cover the following: * duly-authorized humanitarian assistance actors * persons travelling for medical or humanitarian reasons These patients were all asymptomatic and were all taken to the town’s quarantine facility. Workers in the logistics sector, such as cargo, trucking, courier delivery, and port operations shall likewise be allowed to transit across the municipality, provided that only a maximum of five persons may operate cargo and delivery vehicles by land, with or without load. * persons going to the airport for travel abroad * government officials and government frontline personnel * health and emergency frontliners service personnel “Samtang nagapadayun ang contact tracing, aton siraduhon ang RHU kag ang munisipyo sa sulod sang tatlo ka adlaw agud ma-disinfect, wala anay sang physical transaction sa municipal hall sa nasambit nga mga adlaw,” Palabrica said. * 33-year-old male (Patient No. 496) * 31-year-old female (Patient No. 493) Bingawan Municipall Hall. FLICKR “Ibalik ang police checkpoint kag pagpatuman sang quarantine pass,” according to Mayor Mark Palabrica, who issued Executive Order No. 24, Series of 2020 for this Sunday night. read more
It is too bad that we do not have the baseball traditions that once abounded in this area in the past. There have been three families that come to mind in the great tradition of the Tri-County League of years gone by. The first family was the Wissels. There were at least 5 of them who played baseball at one time in the area before the family relocated to Richmond. Pete, Joe, and Lee were three that I can remember. One of the sons spent several years in pro baseball, but he could never quite crack the majors. They grew up west of town where the Alpine Berry Farm is now located. The Wennings had quite a group going as well. Ralph, Moon, and Don are three names that come to mind here. Ralph and Don still call Batesville home. Like most families, you can get several versions on who was the best of the group. The third family is the Werners. Bob, Floyd, and Ray all played for Oldenburg. Bob, who is deceased, played in the minor leagues at one time. Floyd and Ray along with Bob all played out field and manned it quite well. I know that there are younger families who all played baseball, but for most of them, the playing stopped in high school. It is a shame that we don’t have the adult leagues any more. read more
Officer Jermaine Galloway (Image Courtesy: www.tallcopsaysstop.com/)A community session about drugs and alcohol will be held in Versailles and Lawrenceburg this week.Dearborn County Citizens Against Substance Abuse, the Ripley County LLC, One Community One Family and Indiana Youth institute have partnered together to bring Jermaine Galloway, renowned speaker on drug and alcohol education to the area.Officer Galloway has been an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997 and has more than 10 years’ experience in underage drinking and drug and alcohol enforcement.He currently provides nationwide training to police officers, parents and educators and also spends much of his time speaking o youth on the harms of underage drinking, drug abuse and tobacco.Galloway played Division One basketball, and received a BA from the University of San Francisco. Jermaine is currently an instructor at Northwest Nazarene University.A community session will be held at Versailles Baptist Church from 6:30- 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 18. The cost is free but RSVP is required. Contact Becky at 877-967-6263 or email@example.comA community session will be held at the Lawrenceburg Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday September 19. No cost to attend the event but RSVP is needed. Contact Donna or Ann Alyse at 812-532-3538 or firstname.lastname@example.orgTwo professional training sessions for people who deal with youth while on the job will be held. On Thursday at the Versailles Baptist Church from 9:30-2:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided. The cost is free and RSVP is required. Contact Becky for reservation or more information.The Lawrenceburg Firehouse on Tate Street is from 10:00-2:00 p.m. on Friday. Lunch will be provided. The cost is free but RSVP is required. Contact Donna or Ann Alyse. read more