Victorias City

Celeste Robbery Group Slips Anew

Victorias City PNP led by Superintendent Santiago Rapiz missed anew the Celeste Robbery Group when they raided a house in Barangay 11, Victorias City at dawn Monday.

The Celeste Robbery Group is responsible for the series of bus robberies in Victorias City and EB Magalona town in Negros Occidental.

Superintendent Santiago Rapiz said they were late a few minutes Monday dawn trying to surround the house of the mother of Alejandro Montoya, one member of the group.

Bulk of Shabu Confiscated in Victorias City

Bulk of suspected shabu was confiscated by Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) and Victorias City PNP which resulted to the arrest of three suspects Monday afternoon.

PAIDSOTG headed by Chief Inspector Rico Santotome, Jr. and Victorias City PNP led by Superintendent Santiago Rapiz arrested Monzun Panaligan Lee, 37, married and Trexie Gutierez Nicor, 27, single-both of Barangay 3, Victorias City.

Victorias Needs More Cops

Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick P. Palanca requested for additional policemen for his city from outgoing Western Visayas Regional Director, Chief Superintendent Josephus Angan.

Palanca, Negros Occidental City Mayors League President said, his city has to put up two COMPACT stations in Victorias Milling Company and in Gawahon Eco-Park, a tourist destination in the City.

Gawahon Eco-Park COMPAC is manned by only two police personnel and he wants to add eight more policemen in the area.

Lack of policemen in all Local Government Units was noted recently.

7 Cadiz City PNP Reassigned to RPSB

Seven of the ten members of Cadiz City PNP were set to be re-assigned to Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) in Victorias City.

Supt. Gerardo Ulanday, Cadiz City PNP chief confirmed the reassignments with directive from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) and their replacement will soon to arrive.

Those re-assigned to RPSB are Police officer 3 Rimando Flores, PO3 Jovito Bacayo and PO3 Reginald Bacolado: PO2s Dave Galvez, Joemarie Arboleda, Joaquin Panizal and Mark Jaranilla.

Celeste Robbery Group Escapes Victorias PNP Operation

Victorias City PNP already identified responsible for the series of robberies of Ceres buses in Victorias City and EB Magalona and other barangays in northern Negros Occidental, but missed to arrest the suspects at their hideout Sunday.

Supt. Santiago Rapiz identified the gang as Celeste Robbery Group led by brothers Danilo, “alias Maymay” and Marvin, “alias Totong,” all surnamed Celeste of Hda. Escanillan, Barangay 20, Victorias City.

Concerned resident of the barangay has complaint to police of indiscriminate firing in their area several days already.