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Murder try, direct assault raps
to be filed vs. fisherman today

Charges for attempted murder and direct assault upon an agent or person in authority will be filed at the City Prosecutors Office today, against a fisherman who tried to shoot three policemen at around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Station 9 commander, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, said that Glenn Mark Sitias, “alias Boy Negro” of Purok Mabinuligon, Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod, tested positive for gun powder nitrates, results of the paraffin conducted on him showed.

The result will be used to strengthen the charges to be filed against Sitias, Gentoleo said yesterday.

Sitias, is still confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, recuperating from the gunshot wound on his right thigh when one of the policemen he tried to shoot, fired back at him. He is being guarded by three policemen.

Investigation showed that Police Officers 3 Glenn Catulay and Ronelio Naciongayo and Police Officer 1 Romar Paul Salarda went to Purok Mabinuligon, Sum-ag, on the complaint of barangay tanod Armando Caluscusan, that Sitias fired at the house of his brother-in law, Gilbert Murilla, 21.

Catulay said that when they arrived and Salarda tried to pacify Sitias, he instead shot them with an improvised shotgun or “sulpak”.

He said they sought cover behind a coconut tree, and Salarda shot Sitias on the thigh to subdue him.

An improvised shotgun and five bullets of an M14 rifle were seized from Sitias, while two slugs of the same caliber were recovered by the police from the house of Murilla, police record shows.

Gentoleo said Sitias is also facing other charges in the area of Police Station 8.*APN

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Argument turns bloody

An argument allegedly led to the stabbing of a man at the C.L. Montelibano Drive, Bacolod City, at about 10 p.m. Monday.

Station 4 chief, Senior Insp. Dianne Grace Aquitania, identified the victim as Mateo Padilla, 30, of Punta Makiling, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod.

Padilla was hit on the right side of his body and was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he is now confined, Aquitania said.

The suspect, who was identified only as “alias Bukol” of Purok Bayanihan, Brgy. Villamonte, fled after the incident, bringing with him the bladed weapon he used in stabbing the victim, she also said.

Investigation conducted by Police Officer 3 Raymond Bandojo showed that Padilla and “alias Bukol” had argued for still unknown reason before the stabbing happened.

Meanwhile, frustrated and attempted homicide charges will be filed against a customer, who attacked the owners of a videoke bar at Hernaez Street, Bacolod, and stabbed one of them Sunday.

Case investigator, Police Officer 2 Clemens Mabugat of Police Station 6, said the charges will be filed against Dante Esmeralda, 25, of Brgy. Busay, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

Esmeralda, who was allegedly under the influence of liquor, attempted to stab Nene Yap, 62, and instead hit her common-law husband, Bert Acosta, 67, in the arm when he parried the hand of the suspect holding the knife, the police said.

Investigation showed that the couple scolded Esmeralda, who was having drinks with a friend at their bar, as he was creating trouble and threatening other customers with his knife.

Esmeralda was rushed to CLMMRH for injuries he sustained when the other customers, apparently irked by what he did to the couple, mauled him, the police added.

Esmeralda claimed in a television interview that he got mad because the other customers were laughing at him while he was singing.*APN

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