2 hurt in shooting incident
A laborer and a teenager were shot and injured at about 1:30 a.m. yesterday at 2nd Lacson Street in Bacolod City.
Case investigator Police Officer 2 Christopher Profeta of Police Station 2 identified the victims as Charlie Libo-on, 29, and Rachel Joy Sebastian, 17, both of Brgy. 17, Bacolod.
Libo-on sustained a wound on his left leg and Sebastian on her right thigh. They were rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital but were released after treatment, Profeta said.
Investigation showed that Lino-on, Sebastian and two unidentified companions were walking at Lacson Street on their way home from a drinking session, when they met the four suspects.
One of the suspectd attempted to stab Libo-on without provocation but was parried by Libo-on’s companion. The group fled but was chased by the suspects, Profeta said.
One of the suspects opened fire at the group of Libo-on, hitting him and Sebastian, Profeta added.
He said they have identified the suspects but did not reveal their names pending their arrests.*APN
adherence to IHL
Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division in Negros and Panay reaffirmed their adherence to the International Humanitarian Law in flag-raising rites to mark the IHL Day at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, Monday, Army regional spokesman Major Enrico Gil Ileto said.
IHL, the law on armed conflict set by the International Committee of the Red Cross, protects persons who are not, or are no longer participating in hostilities, and restricts the means and methods of warfare.
Ileto said the 3ID continues to adopt measures in its commitment to respect and uphold human rights at all times.
Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, commanding general of the Philippine Army, encouraged every soldier to follow and internalize IHL.
Major General Jose Mabanta, concurrent commander of the 3ID and Armed Forces Central Command, said there is need for soldiers stationed in Negros and Panay to continuously foster good working relationships with stakeholders and to advocate respect for human rights.
Bautista and Mabanta’s messages were read during the flag-raising rites attended by officials from various local government units in Negros and Panay.*GPB
nabbed in Talisay
Policemen arrested Wednesday another suspected shabu peddler in a buy-bust operation in Purok Greenshell, Brgy. Zone 3, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Supt. Thomas Joseph Martir, Talisay police chief, identified the suspect as Arnelo Trinidad, 40, of the same purok.
Martir said the arrest of Trinidad yielded eight small sachets of suspected shabu, P400 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of the prohibited drugs, a Nokia cellular phone, and a blue coin pouch with a disposable lighter.
The inventory of the items was witnessed by Barangay Captain Cirilo Ciocon, the police said.
Trinidad is now in jail, pending the filing of charges against him.*GPB
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