7 year-old boy in Bago
killed in hit-and-run mishap
A 7-year-old boy, who was hit by a motorcycle, died while being treated in an undisclosed hospital, after what appeared to be a hit-and-run accident, in Bago City, Negros Occidental, at about 1 p.m. Saturday.
Police identified the victim as Marvin Ivan Parredes of Brgy. Ma-ao in Bago City.
Investigation showed that the boy was crossing the street when he was hit by the speeding motorcycle with no plate number.
The unidentified driver sped away from the scene, leaving the victim lying unconscious on the pavement until the boy’s parents, Victorino and Marlyn, brought him to the hospital.
The couple told ABS-CBN that they felt bad because the motorcycle driver did not even bother to alight from his vehicle to check on their son’s condition. Marilyn called on the driver to surrender.
The couple added that accidents often occur in their area because half of the road is being occupied by parked trucks.
The Bago City police believe that the driver of the motorcycle may be part of a group having a drag race, an activity that usually takes place in the area.*APN
Cops seize 131 motorcycles
A total of 131 motorcycles were seized by the Bacolod City Police Office since the implementation of the “Katawhayan sa Dalan” campaign last week when the drivers failed to present documents proving their ownership.
Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, BCPO director, said they also issued 329 ‘clear motorbike’ stickers to drivers after they presented the required documents at the checkpoints.
He added that 157 drivers were issued violation tickets for not wearing helmets, while 14 were stopped by policemen as they had passengers who were below 7 years old, which is prohibited under the law.
The campaign is aimed at reducing crime incidents involving criminals riding on motorcycles.
Personnel of the Land Transportation Office, the Highway Patrol Group, the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office, and the Bacolod City Police Traffic Management Unit will conduct sustained checkpoint operations at the main thoroughfares of the city 24 hours a day, De la Paz said.*APN
A suspected thief, who allegedly ransacked a residence at a subdivision in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, was endorsed to Police Station 7, by a security guard at about 8:20 a.m. Saturday.
Station 7 commander, Chief Insp. Levy Pangue, identified the suspect as T.J. Duran of Hacienda Cagaycay in Brgy. Inawayan, Silay City, Negros Occidental.
Security guard Jerry Besa, 52, of Brgy. Zone 5, Pulupandan town, and employed by the Milgos Security Agency, told the police that Duran broke into the residence of Neriza Panhilason at Villa Marina Subdivision, Mansilingan and took 20 kilograms of hoop rings valued at P200, and two water containers worth P1,600, police records showed.
The police also confiscated Duran’s tricycle after he failed to present an official receipt and a certificate of registration.
Duran is now detained at Police Station 7 and charges for theft will be filed against him.
Policemen arrested four suspected robbers, three snatchers and a suspected carnapper during the Holy Week.*APN