Mayor blasts ‘lewd acts’ in Dinagsa fest

first_imgAlso attending the event were NegrosOccidental Governor Eugenio Jose Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commissionon Election, who was a former mayor of Cadiz also./PN He said the city’s Dinagsa Festivalwas given a ‘negative color’ by just about 10 persons of the more than 400,000who attended the event. He confirmed that the two minors wereput under custody by the police for more than one hour. Displeased mayorSalvador “Bading” Escalante of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental made thisstatement in light of a viral video of two minors committing “lewd acts,” alongwith at least 10 individuals spotted holding placards with indecent slogans andmessage. Meanwhile, the mayor said the DinagsaFestival was ‘successful and peaceful’. The minors were later released, hesaid. “There was a failure in the eventsecurity that gave way to such immoral acts,” Escalante said. “I also saw some persons carryingthose placards and I asked them to throw those away so others will not see it,”he added. He said Cadiznons went out on thestreets to enjoy the event that paid homage to Sto. Niño. There was no untoward incident thatwas reported, Escalante said. They were probably under theinfluenced of alcohol and wanted to get attention, he pointed out. “In behalf of Cadiz City, I amapologizing to the public for what happened. It is lessons learned that willnot be repeated next year,” Escalante said, claiming the pair involved in theobscene act were not city residents and blamed it on a security failure. Aside from local guests, Cadiz hadforeign tourist’s enjoying the face painting on the street, he added. BACOLOD City – “We are not toleratingindecency and lewd acts.” Escalante said he wrote letters to theparents of the two minors asking them to meet him at his office to talk aboutthe matter. last_img read more


Cleveland St., Oakland meet in Horizon tourney

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com March 2, 2020 Cleveland St., Oakland meet in Horizon tourney Associated Press center_img LEADING THE CHARGE: Oakland’s Xavier Hill-Mais has averaged 16.7 points and 8.2 rebounds while Rashad Williams has put up 15.5 points. For the Vikings, Algevon Eichelberger has averaged 13.9 points and 6.2 rebounds while Torrey Patton has put up 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Hill-Mais has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Oakland field goals over the last five games. The senior forward has accounted for 38 field goals and 18 assists in those games.SHARING THE BURDEN: Cleveland State is a perfect 6-0 when at least four of its players score 10 or more points. The team is 5-20 when fewer than four Vikings players score in double-figures.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Cleveland State’s Patton has attempted 57 3-pointers and connected on 43.9 percent of them, and is 6 for 16 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Cleveland State has attempted the second-most free throws among all Horizon teams. The Vikings have averaged 21.7 free throws per game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 seed Cleveland State (11-20, 7-11) vs. No. 6 seed Oakland (13-18, 8-10)Horizon Conference Tourney First Round, Athletics Center Orena, Oakland, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Cleveland State is set to match up against Oakland in the first round of the Horizon tourney. Oakland won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last met on Feb. 13, when the Golden Grizzlies shot 48.3 percent from the field en route to a 79-74 victory.last_img read more