Murder raps filed
The police filed murder charges yesterday before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office against two brothers who are the suspects in the brutal killing of a farm owner in Brgy. Alangilan, Monday.
The charges were filed against Gary Fermalan, 28, and his brother, Ricardo Fermalan, 38, of Purok 19, Brgy. Alangilan, Station 5 chief, Senior Insp. Richie Gohee, said yesterday.
The Fermalans, however, are still confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital for injuries sustained during their brawl with the victim, Alan Trajeros, 44, of Purok 18, Brgy. Alangilan, Gohee said.
Gary Fermalan sustained gunshot wounds on his right thigh and left foot, his brother had hack wounds on both arms while Trajeros was decapitated, and his right leg and arm amputated, police records showed.
Gohee had said the suspects were celebrating Ricardo's birthday at their house at about 9 p.m. Monday when they heard somebody shouting and complaining outside against the loud volume of their videoke sound system.
When the Fermalans checked who was shouting, Trajeros allegedly fired at them with a .38 caliber revolver, hitting Gary. Ricardo came to the rescue of his younger brother by grabbing Trajeros from behind and biting his ear. However, the victim’s unidentified companion hacked him and fled, leaving his bolo behind.
Ricardo allegedly released Trajeros when he was wounded but Gary took the bolo, hacked Trajeros on the leg, causing him to fall to the ground. Gary allegedly hacked Trajeros' head, right leg and arm before the policemen and the barangay tanods arrived, Gohee said.*APN
Fisherman injured in
Six alleged members of the Bantay Dagat reportedly fired at a group of fishermen Monday at the boundary of the territorial waters of Guimaras and Silay City, Negros Occidental.
A fisherman, identified as Rodolfo Lasconia, “alias Lupog”, 47, sustained several gunshot wounds in the different parts of his body, as a result of the shooting incident, investigations of the Silay police showed.
The six suspects were allegedly members of Buenavista Bantay Dagat of Guimaras, and one of them was reportedly armed with a homemade shotgun.
The shooting incident was witnessed by Ivan Bacas, 29, an operator of the Santo Nino 1 fishing vessel, and his colleague, Edwin de la Cruz, 40, both residents of Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City.
Lasconia, of Brgy. Miranda, Victorias City, is now being treated at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Bacolod City.
On the same day, the police also arrested a certain Francisco Tecsion, 30, in Brgy. 2 poblacion, Sagay City, for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Chief Inspector Gabriel Gutierrez, Sagay police chief, said the arrest of Tecsion yielded a .38 caliber revolver with five live ammunition.
Tecsion is now detained at the Sagay police jail.*GPB
9 nabbed for gambling
Nine men were arrested by Station 2 policemen for allegedly playing the illegal cards games called “monte” in Brgy. 2, Bacolod City, at about 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, identified those arrested as Vicente Jimena, 56, John Paul Lapag, 42, of Purok Tahong, Wilmar Agravante, 23, Kristoffer Arquillo, 25, Romeo Imperial, 37, of Purok Kagaycay and Salvador Tila, 54, of Purok Balinday, all in Brgy. 2.
Their companions were identified as Jaquin Liboon Jr., 38, of Purok San Antonio, Brgy. Sum-ag, Marlon Toledo, 28, of Purok Lerio, Brgy. Taculing and Mark Correa, 36, of Purok Maanyag in Brgy. Alijis, all in Bacolod.
The policemen were conducting a patrol operation when they spotted the men playing monte beside the pathway of Purok Kagaycay, the police said.
One deck of playing cards, P174.50 in different denominations, a table and a chair were recovered from them, the police also said. *Shiela May Gelera