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Twister Rips Houses in Manapla

By Arman P. Toga & Joseph Daquel

Six houses were destroyed and about 55 others, including a covered court and other structures, were damaged when a tornado hit parts of Barangay 1-A in Manapla town early yesterday afternoon.

Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante confirmed to media that the 15-minute twister that ripped the barangay shortly after noon time, left at six houses destroyed and some 55 damaged.

1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Manapla Shooting

A person was shot dead, while another was injured when hit by stray bullet in Barangay Purisima, Manapla town, Negros Occ. around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Chief Inspector Edencio Gregorio, Manapla PNP chief identified the victim as Ernesto Gonzales Alyare, of legal age, married, of Hacienda Candelaria, Barangay Purisima.

Gregorio identified the suspect as George Perocho Aghon, 32, married, driver, resident of Zone 5, Old Barrio, Barangay Purisima.

The suspect shot the victim fatally twice in the body.

Hacking Suspect Has Pending Arrest Warrant

A hacking suspect with a pending warrant of arrest for another crime committed in 2012, was arrested at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday in Barangay Chambery, Manapla town, Negros Occ..

Police Chief Inspector Edencio Gregorio, Manapla PNP chief identified the suspect as Cesar Casalda, Sr., “Alias Dodoy,” of legal age, married, of Hacienda Chambery in Barangay Caduha-an, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

The victim, Elmer Jenon Jasnice, 32, single, of Barangay Caduha-an was collecting woods when hacked by the suspect on the left shoulder without provocation.

Manapla & Silay Cops Nabbed Drug Suspects

Two illegal drug personalities were arrested in separate drug bust operations in Manapla town and in Silay City Wednesday.

Manapla Police commander, Chief Inspector Edencio Gregorio, named the suspect as Kelvin Onganon Ferrer, 24, married of Barangay 19-A, Cane town Subdivision, Victorias City.

Ferrer yielded three small heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu including the buy bust item in exchange for P500 marked money.

Also a big sachet of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalias.

He is now detained at Manapla PNP lock up facility.

Manapla Resident Nabbed with Firearm

A resident of Manapla was arrested with firearm by combined elements of Victorias City PNP, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Provincial Intelligence Unit of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office along the national highway of Osmeña Avenue in Barangay 21, in the city on Monday.

Ronald Bicom, 52, married, of Purok 39 in Manapla town was confiscated with one .45 caliber pistol with serial number 861973 and two (2) magazines of the same caliber.