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4 Suspects Nabbed in Store Robbery

Four suspects including two minors responsible in robbing Sherrie-Anne’s Department Store in Barangay Progreso, Binalbagan town were arrested in a police follow up operation after the incident was discovered 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Two of the suspects were identified as Romeo Cajulao Hermoso, 23, “Alias Junior,” of Sta. Maria Subdivision, Barangay Sto. Rosario, Binalbagan and Jimmy Francisco Sarad, 18, “Alias Megathon,” of Sitio Alo, Barangay Enclaro, also of the town.

Overseer Shot Dead

A hacienda overseer in Talisay City was shot dead along the national highway of Barangay Marina in Binalbagan town, Negros Occ. around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police Chief Inspector Anthony Grande, Binalbagan PNP OIC police chief identified the victim as Rolando Hermoso, 56, married, of Barangay Guintubhan, Isabela town. He sustained a gunshot wound in the head and died on the spot.

Grande said the victim alighted from a private vehicle and was shot by yet unidentified suspect. He believes that the suspect had a companion inside the car.

Binalbagan Mayor Encourages Support for Indigenous People

A public official here is calling for the proper recognition of Indigenous People and to give full support to their needs.

BINALBAGAN MAYOR ON IPs. Mayor Emmanuel Aranda of Binalbagan says they consider Indigenous Peoples in the town as mainstream residents and as brothers in Christ, during a press conference for the town’s hosting of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples last August 9 at the Binalbagan Municipal Covered Court.*(PIA photo)