Bacolod police commended
for nabbing most wanted man
Members of Police Station 3, Intelligence Branch and the Warrant and Subpoena Section of Bacolod City received commendation at the BCPO headquarters Monday for the arrest of the most-wanted personality in the city recently.
Insp. Mark Jungco of the Intelligence Branch, Station 3 chief, Senior Insp. Conrado Rances and Police Officer 3 Nestor Mioten of WSS were commended for the arrest of Ariel de la Cruz of Purok Magti-ayon in Brgy. 10, Bacolod, Bacolod Police Office director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said.
Station 3 cops were conducting a hot pursuit operation against a jeepney driver, who shot dead his colleague at the Northbound Terminal at about 8:15 a.m. Nov. 25, when they were informed that a man ran towards the sugarcane plantation behind the terminal.
Rances said that when policemen gave chase, the man, who was later identified as de la Cruz, aimed his firearm at them, prompting Police Officer 1 Richard Dema-ala to shoot him in the left leg.
De la Cruz, who was confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, has arrest warrants for frustrated homicide with rape and murder, issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 51 Judge Anita Chua, police records show.
Chua set de la Cruz’s bail at P120,000 for the charges of attempted homicide with rape, and denied him bail for the murder raps, police records also show.
He is tagged in the fatal shooting of Joshua Lopez, 16, of Doña Juliana Subdivision in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod, and in the rape and attempted killing of Lopez’s girlfriend at the Bacolod Reclamation area on Nov. 20, 2011.
Meanwhile, Station 2 policemen served the arrest warrants for robbery of three detainees at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology at about 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, said they served the arrest warrants to Franklin Aguilar, 20, of Purok Narra Baybay in Brgy. 8, Marshal Empase, 50, of Purok Lampirong in Brgy. 2, and Leo Panoncillo, 34, of Purok Lubi in Brgy. 3, all in Bacolod.
The arrest warrants of Aguilar and Empase were issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 44 Judge Franklin Demonteverde, who set their bails at P100,000 and P20,000, respectively, while the arrest warrant of Panoncillo was issued by RTC Branch 56 Judge Eduardo Sayson, who set his bail at P24,000.*APN
President Benigno Aquino III has approved the promotion of nine senior police officials, including Senior Supt. Manuel Felix, to chief superintendent, a rank equivalent to brigadier general in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Felix, deputy regional director for Administration of the Police Regional Office 6, is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1983, and served as provincial police director of Negros Occidental.
PNP chief Nicanor Bartolome led the pinning of star-rank to Felix and Chief Supts. Miguel Antonio Jr., James Bucayu, Allen Fortes, Mario Lopez Jr., Isagani Nerez, Wency Pascual, Liza Subong and Mario Soriano, in a ceremony held at Camp Crame yesterday.
Felix joined other members of PMA Class 1983, including Chief Supt. Ronnie Quebrar, executive director of the PNP Human Resource and Doctrine Development; Brig. Gen. Abraham Bagasin, commander of the Army’s elite Scout Ranger Regiment; and Chief Supt. Arrazad Subong, director of the Highway Patrol Group, who were promoted to generals.
Quebrar had served as Bacolod police director, while Bagasin was former commander of the 11th Infantry Battalion in central Negros.
Other PMA Class ’83 members, who are also up for promotion to chief superintendent, are Senior Supts. Allan Guisihan, PRO6 chief of directorial staff; Prudencio Banas, deputy director of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force; and Wesley Barayuga, deputy regional director for Operations of the Western Visayas police.*GPB
Fire hits residence
in Brgy. Taculing
Fire hit a two-storey residence in a subdivision in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City, Monday night.
Arson investigator Fire Officer 3 Cornelio Silva, said yesterday that they received a call informing them that the house owned by Luis San Agustin at North Horseshoe Street, Pleasantville Subdivision, was on fire at about 10:45 p.m.
He said firemen from the City’s Bureau of Fire Protection were dispatched to the area and were assisted by volunteers from the Amity and Chinese Chamber fire brigades.
The fire was put out at about 11:02 p.m. with no reported injuries, he said.
Investigation showed that the fire originated at a room in the eastern portion of the ground floor of the house.
Investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire, Silava said.*APN