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Planter, His Driver Die in Ambush

A sugar planter and his driver were killed when ambushed early yesterday morning at Sitio Matso, Purok Green Hills, Barangay Minapasok, Calatrava in northern Negros occidental.

Police Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, Calatrava PNP chief said they received the report around 7:00 a.m. and responded to the area which is a hinterland barangay passing Sagay City.

Poverty Leads a Person to Commit Suicide

A 36–year-old person shot himself with a homemade 12-gauge shotgun in Sitio Calunguman, Barangay Hinab-ongan, Calatrava town at 4:00 p.m., Monday.

Superintendent Gil Flores, Calatrava PNP chief identified the victim as Antonio Allera Mangubat, 36, single, resident of the place.

He shot himself with homemade 12-gauge shotgun in the stomach. He died instantly.

His relatives told police investigator that he can no longer bear his poverty.*



Another firearm turned over to Calatrava PNP

Another firearm from Calatrava residents was turned over to police deposit box around 10:00 a.m. Monday at the police station.

Police Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, Calatrava police chief said that Village Chief Lyndon Sotes of Barangay Suba in the town turned over one homemade .38 caliber.

Calatrava has already collected a number of loose firearms and firearms with expired licenses compared to other municipalities in the province since the implementation of “Oplan Katok/Sita” of the Philippine National Police.*(CMGarde)


Cebu resident killed in road mishap

A native of Cebu province figured in a collision with another motorcycle along Km 132 in the national highway of Sitio Tabugoc, Barangay Patun-an, Calatrava town, Negros Occ. around 8:40 p.m. Monday.

PCInsp. John Joel Batusbatusan, Calatrava PNP OIC identified the victim as Eric Lubrico, 35, of Sitio Dapdap-Bonbon, Barangay Aloguinsan, Cebu City. He sustained head and body injuries and was rushed to Calatrava District Hospital with the suspect, identified as Joy Bangoy Diotay, 38, single, of Brgy. Marcelo, Calatrava.

Senior citizen found dead in Calatrava

A senior citizen was found dead in his house around 11:00 a.m. Monday in Barangay Patun-an, Calatrava, Negros Occ.

Police Chief Inspector John Joel Batusbatusan, Calatrava police chief identified the victim as Franco Querubin Fuertes, 60, single.

Barangay official Wilson Jorolan informed the police about the incident claiming that they found the body because of foul odor from the house.

The victim was last seen on November 24, 2017. He was living alone in the house.

They told police that the victim may have been electrocuted.