Coast Guard: Search continues
for five Negrense fishermen
The body of a man found at the shorelines in Brgy. Punta Salong, Manapla town, Negros Occidental, Thursday has not been identified as of yesterday.
Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod chief, Lt. Commander Dominador Senador, said that the family of missing fisherman Francis Jack Meniado, 50, of Brgy. Daan, Victorias, went to Manapla yesterday to check if the body found was his.
However, Meniado's wife, Jenny, said the body was not that of her husband's, who had been missing since Saturday after his boat capsized near the shoreline of Brgy. Daan Banwa, Victorias .
She told ABS-CBN that her husband was wearing a white shirt, while the body found in Sitio Ubay, Brgy. Salong, had a black one on.
Manapla town police commander, Chief Insp. Edencio Gregorio, said the man they found was about 30 years old.
The search continues for Meniado, Johnny “alias Panoy”, 33, and Roel “alias Bong-Bong”, 32, both surnamed Tupiz, of Brgy. Ginhulngan, Cauayan, and two more unidentified fishermen, in Hinigaran, the Coast Guard added.
Senador said the fishermen may have taken refuge in one of the islands scattered in the northern portion of Negros Occidental.*APN
Robber ransacks home
of American national
An unidentified robber broke into the residence of an American national in Bago City, Negros Occidental, and took several items and cash valued at P45,000 Thursday.
Edna Opack, 56, of Brgy. Antipuluhan, Bago, said she saw a man inside her house at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, but failed to seek help because the suspect brought her to her room.
Opack said the suspect tied her up and covered her face with a stocking before he ransacked the house.
Duty investigator, Police Officer 3 Napoleon Espinosa, said they are investigating the case to identify the suspect.
Meanwhile, an alleged thief was apprehended by Station 2 policemen at about 4:15 a.m. yesterday at 17 th Lacson Street, Bacolod City, allegedly for stealing a car battery from a vehicle parked in front of the Focus Direct Incorporated at 22 nd Lacson Street.
Case investigator, Police Officer 2 Christopher Profeta, said that Dennis Robles, 25, of Purok Magnolia, Brgy. 7, Bacolod, was caught by safety officer Teodoro Lara of Focus, allegedly in the act of stealing from the car owned by Timojin Sumido, 26, of Carmela Valley Homes, Talisay City.
A mechanical wrench was recovered from Robles when he was arrested, Profeta said.*APN
Jobless man arrested
for frustrated homicide
A jobless man wanted for frustrated homicide was nabbed by Station 8 policemen at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Sitio Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City .
Station 8 chief, Senior Insp. Jerick Filosofo, identified the suspect as Dario Gonzales, 20, of Sitio Magsungay, who was nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 45 Judge Eliseo Geolingo, who set his bail at P200,000.
Filosofo said that based on their investigation, a third year nursing student, whose name he did not disclose, filed the charges against Gonzales, for shooting him sometime last year in Brgy. 35, Bacolod .
Meanwhile, Station 2 policemen are still determining the whereabouts of the suspects who fatally stabbed Harry Demetillo Dumago, 47, of Purok Magtiayon, Brgy. 10, Bacolod, Tuesday.
Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, said they have the identities of the suspects but cannot locate them.
Dejucos said Wednesday that a love triangle was being eyed for the stabbing to death of Dumago, whose body was found at about 2 a.m. Tuesday near the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. He succumbed to stab wounds on his abdomen, back and temple.*APN
Sagay most wanted
Another most-wanted person was nabbed by the police Wednesday in Brgy. 2 Poblacion, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Chief Insp. Gabriel Gutierrez, Sagay police chief, identified the suspect as Marjon Bandala, who has an arrest warrant for murder issued by Cadiz Regional Trial Court Judge Renato Muñez, who denied him bail.
Gutierrez said that Bandala, 24, ranked sixth in the 10 most-wanted persons list in Sagay City.
Five days ago, the police also apprehended murder suspect Danny Magbologtong, 37, in Brgy. Himoga-an Baybay, also in Sagay, who was tagged as third most-wanted person in the city.
Bandala and Magbologtong are now detained at the Sagay police jail.*GPB