Murcia man knifed dead
A man was killed and another was injured in stabbing
incidents in Murcia and Sagay City, Negros Occidental Monday.
Police reports said Dionito Carvajal, 47, Canlandog,
Murcia was pronounced dead on arrival at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano
Memorial Regional Hospital Monday, from multiple stab wounds allegedly
inflicted by his drinking comrade, identified only as Ronnie. Carvajal
sustained three stab wounds on his left side allegedly inflicted
by the suspect during their altercation, police reports said.
The reports added that the two were under the
influence of intoxicating liquor at the time.
Meanwhile, Jose Gagap was also rushed to CLMMRH
with stab wounds on his right side that hit his lungs, inflicted
allegedly by Jaime Canoy, also of Sagay City.
Police reports said a commotion was taking place
in Purok Mag-alasin, in Sagay when Canoy allegedly stabbed Gagap
at about 12 a.m.*CBM
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FOR COUPLE'S SLAY
double murder raps
The police yesterday filed two counts of murder charges
against a farmer suspected in the brutal killing of a couple in
Brgy. Atipulohan, Bago City, Negros Occidental on Feb. 27.
Supt. Alex Belonio yesterday identified the suspect
charged before the Bago City Prosecutor's Office as Dennis Buga-ay,
alias Totong. Belonio said Buga-ay, a farmer, was nowhere to be
found in Brgy. Atipulohan, the day after the couple was murdered.
Police investigations show that Buga-ay is the
neighbor of the victims identified as Antonio Jalandoni and his
wife, Daisy, both in their mid 50s.
Belonio said Buga-ay owes the couple P4,700
The cane cutter, hammer and a "tuwang-tuwangan
(bamboo balancing piece)" with bloodstains were recovered by the
Bago police from the water melon farm of Buga-ay, about 200 meters
away from a rice farm of Fe Pedroso, where Jalandoni served as the
The bodies of Jalandoni, 56, and his wife, Daisy,
53, with their throats slashed, were found in the backyard, and
in their house on Feb. 27.
Police investigations also revealed that Antonio
was hit with a "tuwang-tuwangan" before he was hacked in the neck
with a cane cutter.
Belonio said the incident was reportedly triggered
by a heated altercation between the victim and the suspect who failed
to pay his debts.
After killing Jalandoni, the suspect shifted
his attention to Mrs. Jalandoni who was also hit with a hammer in
the forehead, and slashed her throat with the cane cutter, Belonio
The couple was buried Wednesday last week at the
public cemetery in Bago City.*GPB
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on killing of 2 civilians
Negros Occidental police director Rosendo Franco
yesterday said he wants an in-depth investigation into the recent
killing of two civilians, one a dismissed militiaman, in Brgy. Minapasok,
Calatrava, because of the conflicting versions on the incident.
Franco said Army soldiers and militiamen who
figured in an alleged shootout with victims ex-CAFGU member Norberto
Gallego and his nephew, Crisanto Gallego Tayuba, have already been
summoned by the police to get their sides. Ex-CAFGU member Anthony
Casipong who was hit by a stray bullet, claimed that soldiers, accompanied
by paramilitary troopers, fired at Gallego and his nephew, upon
their arrival at the barangay public market without any provocation.
On the other hand, soldiers claimed Gallego
fired first and and that they recovered a Squire Bingham .38 caliber
revolver with three empty shells and three live ammunition from
his possession, which led to the shoot-out.
Romeo Baldevarona, provincial head of the Commission
on Human Rights, yesterday also said they will investigate the conflicting
versions. Brig. Gen. Gregorio Fajardo, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander,
assured an impartial investigation of the killing of two civilians,
by leaving the probe to the police.
The Task Group North headed by Lt. Col. Felicisimo
Budiongan was also instructed to look into the claims of Casipong
and to determine if a violation of the Rules of Engagement was committed
by the government troopers.*GPB
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