Police identified the fatalities as57-year-old Celsa Marabulas, 24-year-old Jason Mendoza and 37-year-old ArchieCastillio. According to police investigators, a vehicledriven by 28-year-old Feb Dharel Medina crashed against a pedicab driven byCastillio with Marabaulas and Diasanta as passengers around 4 a.m. on Sept.24. BACOLOD City – Three persons were killed andtwo others were wounded in a road crash in Barangay Bubog, Talisay City, NegrosOccidental. Castillio, Marabulas and Mendoza died on thespot, the police added. Wounded were 36-year-old Rollin Diasanta and23-year-old Rutchil Marabaulas, a police report showed. It also hit another pedicab driven byMarabulas with Mendoza as passenger, police said. Medina, meanwhile, was detained in the lockupcell of the Talisay City police station, facing charges./PN
BACOLOD City – Two suspects werearrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 2. Pelayo and Guinalon were apprehendedfor selling suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P300 on Sept. 29, thereport added. Twelve sachets of suspected shabu wereseized from 32-year-old “high-value” suspect Adrian Pelayo and Kevin JohnGuinalon, a police report showed. The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 7, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of Police Station 3, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Cuadra was nabbed after she soldsuspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 2:15 a.m. on Nov. 19, thereport added. Resident Carmencita Cuadra yielded thesuspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Bacolod City – Five sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P150,000were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Banago.
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to carefully scrutinize the proposed 2020 national budget once it is sent to him for signature by the Senate and House of Representatives. President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO “The public is assured that the President will carefully scrutinize whatever appropriations bill that will be transmitted to his office by Congress to ensure that the same would be in accordance with the imperatives of the Constitution and responsive to the needs of the Filipino people before it becomes a law,” he added. The Senate, in a 22-0 voting on Wednesday, has approved the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget, paving the way for a bicameral conference composed of senators and congressmen who will reconcile the disagreeing provisions in the budget bill. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Malacañang hopes that the bicameral conference committee would be able to reconcile the conflicting provisions “without prolonged partisan discussion and undue delay.” Early this year, the government was forced to operate on a reenacted budget after Congress failed to pass this year’s budget before 2018 ended following lawmakers’ squabble over alleged insertions. “The Office of the President welcomes this development given that this budget per the Department of Budget and Management, aims to fund programs and projects that will help accelerate investments in public infrastructure, improve anti-poverty measures, and intensify employment generation,” Panelo said. The P3.662-trillion national budget was only signed by President Duterte in April even as he vetoed P95.3 billion worth of items under the Department of Public Works and Highways that were outside the government’s programmed priorities./PN
LONDON – Prince Harry and his wifeMeghan will no longer be working members of Britain’s monarchy and they willpay their own way in life as they embark on an independent future, BuckinghamPalace said on Saturday. Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Canada House in London, Britain on Jan. 7. REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE/FILE PHOTO “Harry, Meghan and Archie will alwaysbe much loved members of my family,” Queen Elizabeth said in a statement issuedby the palace, referring to the couple’s baby son. They will also no longer use their“Royal Highness” titles, the palace said in an announcement that sought to endturmoil in the monarchy sparked earlier this month when the couple announcedthey wanted to reduce their official duties and spend more time in NorthAmerica. Harry will remain a prince and thecouple will keep their titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they begin a newlife split between North America and Britain, but they will not take part inany future ceremonial events or royal tours.(Reuters)
According to Cayetano, the network’sfranchise renewal bill was among matters the House “has been carefully studyingfrom day one” of the current Congress session. House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. BUSINESSMIRROR Cayetano added that the matter“simply boils down to whether or not the government, through Congress,should to continue to grant a private corporation the privilege to do businessusing government-owned airwaves.” “Consistent with the DuterteAdministration’s stand on the protection of the freedom of expression, Congressis committed to conduct an impartial hearing where those who are against or infavor of the renewal may make their case,” said Cayetano. “While certain interests want to speedup the process, the House is working alongside the chamber’s panel onlegislative franchises on how to prioritize urgent and important legislation,”he added. On Monday, Solicitor General Jose Calidahas filed a quo warranto plea before the Supreme Court seeking to invalidatethe ABS-CBN franchise, citing alleged violation of law./PN There were at least 11 bills forABS-CBN’s franchise renewal that are pending in the House just about a month beforeCongress goes on break on March 14. The network’s franchise will expire onMarch 30. “This constitutional duty ofCongress does not preclude other branches of government to do as it sees fitwith regard to this matter. But neither should it divest Congress of its powersnor will their actions stop us from doing what we must do,” he said. MANILA – House of RepresentativesSpeaker Alan Peter Cayetano said ABS-CBN franchise renewal bill will be givenfair hearings as he urged the media to do some “soul searching” on how to bestserve the Filipinos. “Maybe the media, especially ABS-CBN,should also take this critical time for soul-searching on how we have allreached this point, on what reforms are needed and how to best serve God andthe Filipino People,” Cayetano said. Cayetano also said that the media mustdo some “soul-searching” as he cited how Duterte’s leadership has promptedinstitutions, even Congress, to “take a long hard look at itself” and“reflect” on their respective roles in nation-building and reformsneeded.
The Uygongco Flour Mill volunteered to provideflour while the Carlos Uy Corp. would supply the other needed ingredients. It can also be complemented with butter,margarine, cheese, jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread, or other fillings likeeggs, sardines and meat. ILOILO City – For 15 days beginning Monday,April 6, residents here will be treated to free pandesal. Pandesal(also spelled pan de sal) is a popularyeast-raised bread roll in the Philippines. It is made of flour, eggs, yeast,sugar and salt. Three companies are joining forces to producethe popular bread so no one would go hungry while the city is under an enhancedcommunity quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Angimportante makalampuwas kita sini nga dala naton tanan nga mga Ilonggo.When we get through this, hopefully, no one will be left behind,” said Treñas. Individual loaves are shaped by rolling thedough into long logs which are rolled in fine bread crumbs. These are thenportioned, allowed to rise, and baked. The enhanced community quarantine will end onApril 14 unless lifted earlier or extended. Around 43,000 pieces of “Ilonggo pandesal” would be baked and distributed daily, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. Angelina Bakeshop would bake the pandesal. The city government woulddistribute the bread. Treñas lauded the three home-grown companiesfor their “sense of bayanihan.” Most bakeries bake pandesal in the morning for breakfast consumption, though some bakepandesal the whole day./PN “They are doing this for the love of IloiloCity,” he said. Pandesalis most commonly served hot and may be eaten as is, or dipped in coffee, hotchocolate or milk.
The Girls Track Regionals took place at Shelbyville.Girls Track Regionals @ ShelbyvilleWarren Central was the Team Champions. Batesville placed 5th, Oldenburg Academy finished 10th, East Central was 12th, Greensburg 18th, Milan 19th, Rising Sun 23rd, South Ripley 28th, and Jac-Cen-Del 29th.The top 3 finishers in each event advances to The State Finals.Locally. For Batesville, Ginny Westerfeld in the 100 and 200 Meter Dash, Kim Tidman in the Long Jump and our 4 x 100 Meter Relay Team of Ginny Westerfeld, Kim Tidman, Sophie Meadows and Michaela Westerfeld. For Oldenburg Academy, Meredith Maier in the 800 Meter Run and Kirsten Ricke in the 300 Meter Hurdles. For East Central, the 4 x 100 Meter Relay Team of Kelli Cartuyvelles, Olivia Fette, Hannah Patton, and Kendall Gindling. Congrats to our area athletes!The best of luck at The State Finals at IU in Bloomington on Friday (6-6).Courtesy of Batesville Coach Lisa Gausman and The IHSAA.
The Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers defeated The Batesville Lady Bulldogs 25-16, 25-16, 25-12 In The Volleyball Sectionals at Brookville.Lawrenceburg had not won a sectional in nine years and Batesville had not lost a sectional in nine years, so the hungry team wins the match. Lawrenceburg came with a game plan to which they executed very well while Batesville sat back with a timid play not to lose attitude.‘We never really got into system but three or four plays per set. When we could run in system, we seemed to score with relative ease, or at minimum get a free ball back. Not to take anything away from the Lady Tigers, their defense held tough the entire match. Congratulations Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers and good luck with the rest of your post season.’ Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
Congratulations to Jenna Hughes of Jac-Cen-Del, Kirsten Rickey of Oldenburg Academy, and Claire Volpenhein of East Central on making The District 3 Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Star Team.2105 HBCS Girls District All-StarsCourtesy of JacCen-Del Girls Basketball Coach Scott Smith.