Local police authorities in Victorias City are in pursuit of a security guard detailed at Migan Farm compound in Brgy. 18-A for reportedly shooting a resident about 9AM, Wednesday.
Initial investigation by PO3s Allan Silverio and JR Olis identified the victim as Julieto Digmanoy, 55, of Hacienda Florencia, Brgy. 18-A who succumbed to a gunshot wound on the back allegedly inflicted by Security Guard Benjamin R. Calumpang and temporarily staying at the said compound.
Digmanoy was declared dead by attending physician at Kaayong Lawas Foundation Hospital.
John Jezreel Lozada, a first-year high school student of Don Bosco Technical Institute got the nod of the judges to be declared the grand prize winner in the 1st VMC Inter-School Art Contest.
Lozada’s entry entitled, "Victorias….remains strong amidst the storm," was unveiled to the public along with other five entries that made it to the semi-finals during the awarding rites held last night at the Negros Museum.
Artwork by 1st year high school Bosconian student, Jezreel John Lozada entitled: "Victorias... Remains strong amidst the storm" won in the 1st VMC Inter-school Art Contest and will be the cover of VMC’s 2014 calendar.
Judges were impressed by Lozada’s "stroke and style," and his piece "showed maturity" beyond his age.
In his brief, Lozada describes his artwork as a symbol of how Victorias remains resilient despite the odds because of "faith in God."
Two bodies were found by police authorities, Monday in Victorias City and Cauayan town.
Over Victorias City, Edwin Sayson, 43, of Brgy. 20 was discovered about 11AM, Monday at Hacienda Paquita with multiple hack and stab wounds in the body and was identified by his relatives.
The victim was found dead inside the sugarcane plantation rented by Jose Nadi Arceo.
Victorias Milling Company, Inc. (VMC) will announce the winner of the 1st VMC Inter-School Art Contest during the awarding rites slated tonight at the Negros Museum. The art tilt with the theme "Victorias: Bringing Pride to Negros" is part of VMC’s thrust to promote Negrense Arts and Culture particularly among the schoolchildren in the VMC community.
VMC President and Chief Officer, Hubert Tubio will grace the affair and will lead the unveiling and awarding of the Grand Prize winner which will be the cover of VMC’s 2014 calendar.
Judging the 1st VMC Inter-School Art Contest (seated l-r) Antonio Tejado, Charles Luzurriaga, Bamboo Tonogbanua and Joey Gaston; (Standing l-r) Arch. Robert Aguillon, Dr. Adrian Torres and Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka.* (Japoi Cequina photo)
By DANNY B. DANGCALAN & RITZY ROBLES MALO-OY
Four persons were killed in separate shooting incidents in Negros Occidental yesterday and Sunday, which were believed to be election-related.
An hour before the voting precincts opened yesterday, two men were gunned down in Sitio Kinalumsan in Barangay Poblacion in Toboso town.
The victims were identified as Juan Leonardo Belleza, who died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds on his head and body, and Bryan Bacordo, who died minutes later at a hospital, according to Supt. Roderick Alba of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) in a media interview.
The bodies of the victims were riddled with bullets from various firearms. They were reportedly waylaid by the armed men while on board a motorcycle, Alba said quoting Toboso police chief Insp. Danilo Zuniega.
Police authorities in Victorias City are in pursuit of a caretaker who reportedly shot his companion about 8AM, yesterday at Sitio Cuatro, Brgy. 11.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, Victorias Police chief identified the victim as 64-year old Felix Sabillo alias Junior. He was pronounced dead by attending physician due to multiple gunshot wounds from a .45 caliber pistol.
A 64-year-old Norwegan was arrested at about late yesterday afternoon in Brgy. 19-A, Victorias City for violating the Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, Victorias Police chief effected the apprehension of Arne Andreas, 64, temporarily residing at Carmen St., Canetown Subd., Brgy. 19-A and Imus, Cavite with a warrant of arrest for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9262 with a P24, 000 bail set for his temporary liberty.
The warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 40-Silay City Judge Doll Chiongson-Trocio.
A father and his son are being hunted by police authorities in Victorias City for allegedly hacking their neighbor to death for old grudges.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, police chief with elements of Negros Occidental Police Public Safety Company led by PSInsp. Clifford Batadhay fished out the body of Hernani Sumaria, 56, widower, of Purok Sayding, Brgy. 14 at the creek within the area of Sitio Cansilayan in Brgy. 11.
Investigation said Sumaria sustained multiple hack wounds on the face and other parts of the body which may have caused his death.
It added that Romeo Diaz Sr., 56, alias Diego and his son, Romeo alias Nonoy, 21, allegedly attacked the victim about 8PM, Sunday for old grudges.
Victorias City Police authorities arrested a man for three counts of gun charges and another for acts of lasciviousness, at Gonzaga St, Brgy. 1.
Psupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, police chief apprehended Jose Peñafiel, 51, of Sitio Pasil, Villa Miranda, Brgy. 6 in Victorias through a warrant for violation of Republic Act (RA) 8294 or illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions for three counts. The warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 69 Judge Felipe G. Banzon with bail set at P80, 000.00.
Two men facing drug charges were arrested in Negros Occidental following intensified campaigns against persons with warranta of arrest, Wednesday.
In Victorias City, PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, police chief with PO3’s Joseph Rodrigo Olis and Lindsey Caraballe and PO2 Wilson Lataquin apprehended Ricky Diaz, 24, of Blk. 1, Fermont Village, Brgy. 7 for violation of section 5 (sale) of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The arrest was effected through a warrant in criminal case number 8954-40 issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 40 Judge Dyna Doll Chiongson Trocio. No bail was recommended for Diaz’ temporary release.