in road mishap
A pedestrian died after he was sideswiped by a passenger bus owned by the Vallacar transit, at about 8 p.m. Monday at Kilometer 70 of the national highway in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Police identified the fatality as Rodirick Mambaja, 27, of Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Investigation showed that Mambaja was crossing the street in front of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints compound when the accident occurred.
Mambaja was rushed to the Lodiffi Hospital, in Sagay, but was declared dead on arrival.
Driver Jeffrey delos Santos, 36, of Brgy. Bunga, Don Salvador Benedicto town, Negros Occidental, is now in police custody and the bus is impounded at the Sagay City police station.*APN
Cops to file homicide
raps vs. PUJ ‘barker’
Homicide charges will be filed today before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office against a man, who fatally stabbed his fellow “barker”, the term for one who calls passengers to ride public utility vehicles, at the city’s downtown area Sunday.
Case investigator, Police Officer 2 Jared Esquilla of Police Station 1, said the charges will be filed against Christopher Valderama of Brgy. 14, Bacolod City.
Valderama evaded arrest after he repeatedly stabbed his neighbor, Jay Basco Ortonio, 29, after a brief altercation in front of the Consumers Bank at Araneta Street.
Ortonio, who sustained at least 10 stab wounds, with the ones on his neck and back all fatal, was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he died while being treated.
Esquilla said they are now preparing the documents like the death certificate and the autopsy report on Ortonio’s remains to be presented as evidences in filing the case.
Investigation showed that Valderama retaliated at Ortonio, who had allegedly stabbed him several months ago, over a misunderstanding.
In Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental, John Zamora, 22, of Brgy. Asia in the town, was hacked to death allegedly by his neighbors Loni Gardolis and a certain “Meyok de los Santos” at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, for still unknown reason.
Zamora sustained multiple hack wounds and died on the spot while the suspects evaded arrest, the police said.
Station 4 chief, Senior Insp. Dianne Grce Aquitania, reported yesterday that Adrian Adrias, 27, of Mabini-Corral streets, was stabbed at about 8:50 a.m. Monday at Galo Street, Bacolod, for still unknown reason.
Adrias sustained stab wounds on his chest and back, and was rushed to CLMMRH.
The suspect, Jeboy Arnaiz, 25, of Purok Solar Blocks in Brgy. 23 in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, reportedly a friend of the victim, evaded arrest, the police added.*APN
Motorcycle, helmets stolen
A motorcycle parked in Brgy. 6, Bacolod City, was stolen Sunday.
Renato Macasero, 52, of Purok Macapiña, Brgy. 6, Bacolod, told the police that his Honda XRM motorcycle, with plate number 87240C, that he had parked in front of his house at about 11 p.m. Saturday, was gone when he woke up at about 6 a.m. the following day.
Macasero said his motorcycle bears chassis number XRM 16079438 and engine number XRM 16E079443.
Meanwhile, Marco Graciano, 44, of Eroreco, Bacolod City, said his helmet, that he had placed on his motorcycle that was parked at the parking lot of a mall was gone when he returned at about 9:10 p.m. Monday.
Joseph Gillan, 33, of #43 Galo and Mabini streets, Bacolod City, also said that his helmet that he placed on his motorcycle that he parked at the south car park of SM mall, was stolen at about 6:10 p.m., also on Monday.*RQB