Rescuers bring in the drowning victims in Hinigaran* ( Peter Ben Ledesma photo)
An Easter Sunday family outing turned tragic at a resort in Hinigaran town, Negros Occidental.
Five persons, four of whom were minors, who had gone swimming drowned when they were carried by strong current off Paradiso Beach Resort in Barangay Miranda, Hinigaran, at 2:40 p.m. yesterday, Lt. Commander Ramil Palabrica, Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod chief, said.
Palabrica identified those who drowned as siblings Kian Tabligan Betila, 13, and Nica Tabligan Betila, 15, of Kahirup Village in Barangay Singcang, Bacolod City, Mary Dane Tabligan Bisocos, 49, of Doña Juliana Subdivision, Bacolod, Jane Rose Tabligan, 11, of Barangay Enclaro Binalbagan town, who are all relatives, and Willjhon Brillo, Nepomuceno 16, of Barangay Poblacion, San Enrique town who was not part of their group.
Three persons, among them a pastor, died and 18 others were injured in a vehicular accident and an agrarian reform-related shooting incident in Isabela, Negros Occidental, during Holy Week.
Ramoning Estevez, an hacienda watchman of the Malabor family is now in jail, after he fatally shot Irish Salcedo, 29, whom he had mistaken for an agrarian reform beneficiary leader, in Hacienda Bacan, Brgy. Guintubhan, Isabela, on Good Friday, Chief Inspector Anthony Grande, Isabela police chief, said last night.
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award for Kalahi-CIDSS
The Regional Development Council 7 awarded the Department of Social Welfare and Development recently for its implementation of the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-Millennium Challenge Corporation, a government press release said.
DSWD regional director, Ma. Evelyn Macapobre, accepted the “Best Implemented Project 2015” award for KC-MCC in a recent RDC meeting. DSWD 7 has been implementing Kalahi-CIDSS-MCC since 2011, in the provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental.