LTFRB probes mishap
ten buses suspended
Vallacar assures safety
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board yesterday preventively suspended 10 Ceres buses of Vallacar Transit Inc. covered by a franchise to ply the EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, route, pending investigation into the death of three and injury of 10 in the town.
Three persons, two of them minors, were killed, and 10 were injured, when a Ceres bus headed north swerved out of control on the highway in Barangay Damgo, EB Magalona, Tuesday.
LTFRB Regional Director Romulo Bernardes said a hearing will be held at the LTFRB office in Iloilo on Monday where VTI will be given the opportunity to show cause why it should not be penalized.
‘Bizman may be
coddling cop’s killers’
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
Bacolod City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, yesterday said they are verifying reports that a businessman or an influential person could be cuddling the suspects in the fatal shooting of a policeman at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex Sunday.
The manhunt operations continue against the killers of Police Officer 2 Arnold Cañal, 44, of Regent Pearl Homes in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod and member of the Regional Intelligence Division-6, De la Paz said.
On Wednesday night, the tracker team created to look for Cañal’s killers went to an area in Negros Occidental, where the suspects Ramir Arceña, “alias Kid Ramir”, Lino Cuadra, “alias Dodoy”, and their two unidentified companions were allegedly spotted, but they were no longer there.
dead, rape eyed
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
A 25-year-old woman was found dead and is also believed to have been raped in a sugarcane plantation in Brgy. Luna, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, yesterday.
Cadiz City police chief, Supt. Noel Mana-ay, identified the victim as Christine Marie Marquez of Purok Kawayanan in Brgy. Luna.
Mana-ay said sugarcane plantation workers found Marquez lying on her back with multiple stab wounds and a slash on her throat at about 6 a.m. and immediately reported it to the police.