Elements of Victorias City Police confiscated several guns and bladed weapons from two locals reportedly involved in a skirmish about 10:10PM, Tuesday.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, police chief recovered a homemade .38 caliber revolver without serial number with ammunition in its cylinder and a homemade 12-gauge shotgun with fired cartridge from Rolando Hemongala.
The firearms were seized from Hemongala,. 38, of Sitio Pinanobol, Brgy. 6 after the fight with Larry Beasita alias Jack, 31, and a resident of Hacienda Paquita, Brgy. 20.
Plans for the construction of three biomass power plants with a combined output of 85 megawatts (MW) are being finalized and soon to be constructed in several parts of Negros Occidental by 40 German investors.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Tuesday the German investors composed of scientists, technicians and engineers, are arriving in the province this October to inspect the potential sites of their proposed power plants.
The proposed biomass power plants may be located in San Carlos City with a capacity of 20 MW; between E.B. Magalona town and Victorias City, 30 MW; and between Bago City and La Carlota City, 35MW, Marañon added.
Pursuit operation and follow-up investigation is conducted by local police authorities in Victorias City to arrest the suspect in the killing of a pedicab driver 10AM, Saturday at corner Paz Avenue and Esperanza St. in Brgy. 19A.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, police chief reported that Community Police Action Center (Compac) personnel led by PO3 Carmelino Tio is in pursuit of the suspect allegedly responsible for shooting Edilberto Aqui, 30, a pedicab driver, of Sitio Pusod Gamay, Brgy. 19A.
Medical doctors at Kaayong Lawas Hospital in Victorias City pronounced a 19-year old man dead after he was struck by a lighting at about 9:30PM, Wednesday at Hacienda Sagrado, Brgy. 10.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, police chief reported that Ederf Valencia was watching television inside their house and sitting near the window when struck by the lightning on his body and was electrocuted.
For taunting him, a resident of Victorias City shot his drinking buddy to death about 2AM, Friday at Hacienda Amanda, Brgy. 8.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, Victorias City Police chief identified the victim as Wilson Enociente, 47, who succumbed to a single gunshot wound on the left portion of his chest allegedly inflicted by one of his drinking friends Rodney Cainoy, 43, of Hacienda Lourdes in Brgy. 8.
Investigation said Enociente was with his friends in the house of Wilson Martisano at Hacienda Amanda with Arnold Martisano, Cainoy and a certain Bolato who were kidding each other when Cainoy without provocation shot the victim.
Pursuit operation is being conducted to apprehend the suspect and file criminal charges against him.
Meanwhile, 6 Regional Public Safety Battalion (6RPSB) and Victorias City Police apprehended Jerry Bartazan, 47, of Hacienda Marilou, Brgy. 14 in a joint operation on the drive against persons with warrants of arrest.
Elements of Ilog Police apprehended a local for the crime of physical injuries in a police operation about 11AM, yesterday at Brgy. Vista Alegre.
PSInsp. Joshua A. Villasis, police chief effected the arrest of Jimmy Gonzales Sr., 57, through a warrant in criminal case number 13-07-1875 for serious physical injuries issued by Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) Ilog-Candoni Judge Phoebe Gargantiel-Balbin.
A bail bond is set at P10, 000 for Gonzales’ temporary release. He is presently detained for failure to post bail.
Meanwhile, PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, Victorias City Police chief arrested Mark Philip Mercaral, 25, of De Leon St., Brgy. 2 at about 1:40PM, Tuesday for violation of Presidential Decree (PD) 1602 or illegal gambling law.
A Ceres bus inspector was dragged by the bus he was about to board about 8:30AM Sunday along the national highway in Kilometer 26-27, Bangga Alimango, Brgy. Damgo, EB Magalona -- hurting six others.
Traffic report identified the inspector as John Rey Bosico, 38, of Crossing Vito, Sagay City who, according to investigation was crossing the street from the opposite shoulder signaling the vehicle to stop when the driver, Willy Magaso applied the brakes and accidentally swerved towards the victim and dragged him until the bus bumped against a concrete wall.
Security guards detailed at St. Joseph Hospital in Brgy. Purisima, Manapla town reportedly shot one of the six suspected thieves inside the institution’s vicinity.
Manapla police identified the wounded suspect as Ruel Berito, 22, of Hacienda Unson, Brgy. Purisima who sustained gunshot wounds on the shoulder and the back portion of his body.
PO3 Rey Ibañez, of Manapla Police reported that Iron Wall Security Agency guards Joe Lanada and Joe Papran were on foot patrol when they caught the six unidentified males in the act of taking the aluminum roofing and aluminum tubes owned by Victorias Milling Company.
Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca was chosen as the new president of the Association of Chief Executives (ACE)- Negros Occidental during the organizational meeting and election of officers and board directors in the province.
With the unanimous vote of the local chief executives, Palanca was hailed as the new president at L’Fisher Chalet, Bacolod City yesterday.
A tricycle driver was rushed to Kaayong Lawas Hospital in Victorias City after he was reportedly stabbed in the back about 11:30AM, Saturday at Brgy.2 in the said City.
PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, chief of police identified the victim as Rolando Magbanua, 45, of Hacienda Paquita 1 who sustained a single stab wound in the back allegedly inflicted by Christian Toles, 43, of Fermont Village, Brgy. 7.
Toles voluntarily turned himself in to authorities along with the 9.5-inch long bladed weapon which he allegedly used to attack the victim at Paradahan Nangka, along Ascalon St. in Brgy. 2.