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Suspect husband nabbed for killing wife

A husband who killed his wife Sunday in Sitio Sambag, Barangay Camandag, La Castellana, Negros Occ. was arrested by police in Moises Padilla town Tuesday.

The suspect was arrested at the house of his aunt, Elsie Sion at Hacienda San Reneo, Barangay Crossing Magallon, Moises Padilla through the information given by Barangay Kagawad Eduard Sion, also a relative of the suspect.

The suspect was identified by Police Chief Inspector Irma Teoxon as Juanito Sion Legaspi, 51, married, of Sitio Odiong, Brgy. Camandag, La Castellana.

Former Moises Padilla Mayor faces graft raps for lying in SALN

The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge before the Sandiganbayan a former Negros Occidental town mayor for failing to disclose two business interests in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) from 2007 to 2010.

The Ombudsman indicted former Moises Padilla Mayor Francisco Nazareno for four counts of violation of Section 8 of Republic Act 6713, or the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees,” and two counts of violation of Section 3(h) of RA 3019, or the “Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act”.


RELEASED FROM JAIL. Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo, signing her counter-affidavit at the Provincial Prosecutor's Office in Bacolod, with husband Felix, left, and lawyer Karol Joseph Chiu last Dec. 27. They were released from police jail January 6 on order of the Prov’l Prosecutor’s Office.* (Arman Toga photo)

Man commits suicide after stabbing wife, 2 others

A man stabbed his wife and two others who tried to pacify him in Sitio Exodus, Barangay Crossing Magallon, Moises Padilla town around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Chief Inspector Allan Reloj, Moises Padilla PNP OIC police chief identified the suspect as Rogelio Villa Esteva Buenafe, 53, married, farmer, resident of the place.

After hacking his wife identified as Regina Dollente Buenafe, 44, he also stabbed two other persons identified as Vicente Ignacio Amar, Jr. and Rafael Maramara Racal, 30, both residents of the place, who tried to pacify.

Firearm Left by Unidentified Person

A firearm was left behind by an unidentified person inside a sack at the back of the Moises Padilla public market at Juan Luna Street in Barangay 5 at about 8 o’clock in the evening Friday.

Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, Moises Padilla PNP chief, said they received an information from two Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) members, Renante Ruales and June Ruales, both of Barangay Guinpana-an in the town, that a man left a sack while they were on roving patrol.

Reloj ordered his men to proceed to the area and investigate.