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BCPO: Suspects in killing
of cop asset still unknown

Bacolod City police director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, admitted yesterday having difficulties in identifying the two suspects in the shooting of a former police asset, at about 8 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay 27, Bacolod, because they were wearing a helmet and a bonnet.

The suspects barged into the house of Nicanor Estita, 52, and shot him several times, de la Paz said.

Station 4 policemen are coordinating with the family of Estita, who was the second cousin of former BCPO director, Senior Supt. Celestino Guara, on the case.

De la Paz said they believe that those who killed Estita are the same persons who shot him in Puno Banago, Bacolod last year. The killing may also have something to do with Estita’s being a former police asset, he said. The BCPO is investigating whether Estita had been receiving death threats, he added.

Estita was hit on his wrist, thigh and forehead, Station 4 chief, Senior Insp. Dianne Aquitania, said. After the shooting, the two suspects boarded a motorcycle and fled towards the downtown area, she also said.

The three deformed slugs recovered at the crime scene have been sent to the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office crime laboratory for cross-matching, she added.*APN

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Policeman exonerated
in shooting of fisherman

The policeman who shot a fisherman in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, Sunday, was exonerated yesterday of criminal and administrative liability for having acted in self-defense.

City police director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said that was what made Police Officer 1 Romer Paul Salarda shoot Glenn Mark Sitias, “alias Boy Negro”, of Purok Mabinuligon, Sum-ag, Bacolod.

De la Paz said Sitias fired at Salarda, Police Officers 3 Glenn Catulay and Ronelio Naciongayo, when they responded to the complaint of Gilbert Murillo, that Sitias shot him at his house in Purok Mabinuligon at about 3 p.m. Sunday.

Charges for attempted murder and direct assault upon an agent of a person in authority were filed against Sitias at the City Prosecutors Office yesterday.

Sitias is still at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital being treated for a gunshot wound on his thigh.

An improvised shotgun and five bullets of an M14 rifle were seized from Sitias, and two slugs of the same caliber were recovered by the police from the house of Murilla, police records show.*APN

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Proposal filed to
commend MMDA man

A resolution commending Traffic Constable Saturnino Fabros of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for standing firm against the aggression and assault against him by a motorist, is being proposed by Bacolod Councilor Catalino Alisbo.

The resolution said Fabros, while conducting traffic at the corner of Capitol Hills Drive and Tandang Sora Avenue in Quezon City, tried to apprehend a driver named Robert Blair Carabuena, a Philip Morris recruitment officer.

A copy of the resolution will be forwarded to the MMDA Office through Fabros.

Alisbo is the chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Senior Citizens and Veterans’ Affairs.*CGS

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