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Murder charges to be filed
vs. 3 for death of foreman

Murder charges will be filed before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office today against three men who stabbed dead a construction foreman, who allegedly killed their relative in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City Sunday in a row over coconuts.

The charges will be filed against T.G. Millogo, Roldan and Ricarte Caminto of Purok Gaisano, Brgy. Alijis, Station 7 commander, Chief Insp. Levy Pangue, said yesterday.

Pangue said they searched for the suspects but they are no longer in Purok Gaisano. He added that they asked the suspects’ family to surrender them if they return home.

Investigation showed that the suspects killed Jimmy Paypon, 49, who allegedly killed their relative, Romaldo Barena, 55.

Paypon allegedly stabbed Barena, who was having drinks with his companions, without provocation, Sunday night. Barena sustained stab wounds on his chest and arms and was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he died while being treated

Paypon went to the residence of Barena supposedly to apologize for what he did but the three ganged up on him and killed him, Pangue said.

Paypon sustained stab wounds on his stomach and back and was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he died while being treated, at about 5 a.m. Monday.

Among the evidences to be presented before the City Prosecutor’s Office to strengthen the case against Millogo and Caminto are the affidavits of Paypon’s relatives and that of these two witnesses.

The medical and death certificate of Paypon will also be presented as evidences.*APN

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‘Snatcher’ who
victimized Korean mauled

Bystanders mauled a suspected snatcher at the Bacolod City downtown area on Monday after he allegedly took the wallet of a Korean national.

Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, Station 1 commander, said police arrested suspect, Drinaldo Espillo of Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod.

Sunju Park, who is temporarily residing at Kym building, Burgos Extension, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod, told the police he was walking at the junction of Burgos and Lacson Streets, at about 4 p.m., when Espillo snatched his wallet, containing P1,300 in cash and identification cards.

Espillo fled after the snatching but bystanders who saw what happened, chased and cornered him near the Business Inn Hotel at Rizal-Lacson Streets, Rosales said.

Police Officer 3 Wilfredo Perez and his companions recovered Park’s wallet from Espillo. They also seized a seven and a half-inch bladed weapon and a stick of suspected marijuana from the suspect, police records showed.

Charges for theft, possession of illegal drugs, and by bladed weapon, are being readied for filing against Espillo, who is now detained at Police Station 1.*APN

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Police apprehend 13
men for illegal gambling

Policemen of Stations 4 and 6 arrested 13 men in Brgy. Villamonte, and at the Libertad Public Market, Bacolod City, allegedly for illegal gambling activities.

Station 4 police were conducting visibility patrol operation in Purok Amor in Brgy. Villamonte at about 3:45 p.m. when they saw 10 men playing the illegal coin game, called “cara y cruz”.

Police Officer 1 Gilbert Alunan, case investigator, identified those arrested as Enrique Blam, 50, of Villa Esperanza in Brgy. Tangub; Eriberto Jayawan, 61, of Brgy. Granada; Rafael Morin, 60, of Brgy. Punta Taytay; Joselito Asuncion, 50, of Brgy. Cabug; Loreto Alpas, 35, and Jerry Yap, 37, both of Brgy. Mansilingan, all in Bacolod City.

Also apprehended were Jaime Salonga, 38; Remegio Bayotas, 30; Anthony Negre, 32; and Edgardo Vilador, 59, all of Brgy. Villamonte.

The policeman recovered three cue coins and cash from the suspects, records showed.

Station 6 police also arrested Jimboy Claro, 23, of Brgy. Tangub; Dionesio Rosalia, 28, of Brgy. Villamonte; and Romulo Palacios, 38, of Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod.

The policemen seized a deck of playing cards and P80 in cash from them.*APN

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