40 pornographic CDs, DVDs seized


ROXAS City – Some 40 pieces of compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs) containing pornographic videos were seized by the Roxas City police during a raid of a stall in the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center on November 1.

The police raided the stall rented by Alican Panda, 40, of Crossing Casandra in Brgy. Punta Tabuc here.

Panda is a Muslim businesswoman.

Police recovered from her possession a carton containing 14 pornographic CDs and 50 pornographic DVDs and a P100 marked money.

SPO2 Avelino Villareal, leader of the raiding team and member of the Roxas City Anti-Pornography Team, said the businesswoman was placed under a one-week surveillance before the raid.

Panda is currently detained in the lockup cell of the Roxas City Police Station.

Appropriate charges against her will be filed today./PN



JESSIE Contreras (seated, center), administrator of the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (CEH), with the rest of the CEH team that was adjudged as overall champion in the 12th Inter-Company Bowling Tournament held at the St. Elizabeth Bowling Center in Iloilo City.

CEH team tops 12th inter-
company bowling tourney


ROXAS City – The team from the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (CEH) emerged as champion in the recent 12th Inter-Company Bowling Tournament held at the St. Elizabeth Bowling Center in Iloilo City.

Jessie Contreras, CEH administrator, led the team that also garnered the highest points in the female–single category.

Stephanie Darnayla represented the team in the said category.

Other male members of the CEH team were:
* Romeo Mark Barrios
* Danny Cortel
* Rolito Canelaso
* John Vincent Juson
* Kim Enoslay
* Leo Eusalan
* Francisco Hoo
* Ronie Hamig, and
* Arnold Calanza.
Other female members were:
* Renee Lee Tabay
* Elerie Pilar Bermudes
* Roumella Beluso, and
* Cholyn Enoslay.

According to Contreras, the team from the Iloilo Mission Hospital was declared first runner-up while the Panay Electric Company and the Iloilo Electric Cooperative were declared second and third runners-up, respectively, according to Contreras.

They received trophies and cash prizes from the organizers.

Contreras expressed gratitude to those who supported their team.

The other competing teams were: Central Philippine University, Panay Power Corp., St. Paul’s Hospital, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola, Saviour International Hospital and John B. Lacson – Molo Training Center./PN


Performances end IP month

ROXAS City – Various performances of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) from the IP Village concluded the province's IP Month celebration last month.

The IPs performed in the Villareal Stadium here on October 29.

The performances included epic chanting, composo presentation and pandang-pandang dance, among others.

They were staged by the Panay Bukidnon from Tapaz town, aetas of Mt. Tag-ao in Dumarao and another IP group from Jamindan.

"IPs are the living treasures of Capiz," said Provincial Tourism Officer Alphonsus Tesoro in Hiligaynon during the closing program.

The provincial government also participated in the IP festival on October 20–23 in Manila through cultural performances, craft demonstrations and exhibit, he said.

Filamer Christian University Dance Company and Dagway Sigmahanon represented the Hiligaynon ethno-linguistic group in the festival that aimed to instill respect and appreciation of the IP culture.

Last year, Capiz hosted the same festival, making it earn an award from the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines during its 11th national convention early last month at the Subic Freeport Zone.

The province was cited for hosting the festival that has attracted international and domestic tourists.

The IP month celebration is pursuant to former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's Presidential Proclamation No. 486 as well as the United Nations General Assembly Declaration of the years 2005 to 2014 as the Second Decade of the World's IPs. (A. Lumaque/PIA)/PN 

Police mulls filing charges
vs Sigma vice mayor’s son


ROXAS City – Police officers in Sigma town are still studying what charges they would file against the town vice mayor’s son, the suspect in killing a mother and her daughter on November 1.

Intoxication was so far the only reason why Rodelo Simon, son of Sigma Vice Mayor Rodolfo Simon, stabbed dead Lorna Marquinez and her daughter Mary Jane, and wounded another daughter Jenny, according to Insp. Isidro Verino, Sigma police chief.

Martinez, 50, died of a stab wound in the chest while Mary Jane, 27, succumbed to stab wounds while being treated at the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital, police said.

On the other hand, Jenny, 16, was wounded on the arm and side. She was confined at the St. Anthony Hospital here, police said.

Police said Simon fled after the attack but was later arrested in the house of a relative. 
Verino said he could not formally talk to the suspect until now.

Simon said he was shocked that he killed Martinez and daughter Mary Jane, Verino said.

The suspect initially admitted that he was intoxicated when he attacked the victims.

However, he did not tell the police about his real motive for the attack.

Verino said he still hopes the suspect will tell the truth as they believe there are other motives behind the killing.

Investigations revealed that Simon stabbed Mary Jane first, his alleged lover, before attacking the mother and younger sister.

The suspect entered the victims’ house in Brgy. Poblacion Norte, Sigma about 1:30 a.m. on November 1, police said.

The police later recovered a 14-inch kitchen knife from the crime scene, which was believed to be the weapon used by Simon.

Police officers are waiting for the results of the postmortem examination of the two victims as of press time.

Appropriate charges will be later filed in court against Simon, who is currently detained in the lockup cell of the Sigma police station, police said. (With reports from inquirer.net)/PN