Retired soldier dies
3 days after attack
A retired soldier died in a hospital in Bacolod City Monday three days after he was reportedly mauled by his neighbors in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
Case investigator Police Officer 2 Ricky Toledo identified the victim as Glicerio Librerio Jr., 51, of Moreño Street in Brgy. 9, Kabakalan City.
Toledo said the suspects, identified as Danilo Abaro, 30, and an alias “Bong Zamora”, fled after the incident.
Investigation showed that the suspects went to the house of Jojo Jariño, the brother-in-law of Librerio, at about 12:05 a.m. Saturday. A heated argument reportedly ensued, and later a gunshot was heard.
Zamora and Abaro came out from the compound of the Jariños then came back later. The two confronted Librerio, who was closing the gate at that time, and asked where Jariño was, Toledo said.
When Librerio could not tell them Jariño’s whereabouts, Zamora and Abaro mauled him, Toledo added.
The suspects then went inside the compound and when they did not find Jariño, they went back to Librerio, mauled him again then fled, the police added.
Librerio was brought to the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital in Bacolod City, where he died at about 8 p.m. Monday.
Toledo said Abaro also sustained an injury on his head and had a check-up at the City Health Office of Kabankalan.*APN
2 injured in
Two pedestrians, one of them a minor, were injured in road accidents in Bacolod City, Tuesday and Sunday.
Police records showed that the 10-year-old resident of Purok Katilingban in Brgy. Bata, was crossing the street in front of the Bata Elementary School, when he was sideswiped by a tricycle at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
He sustained injuries and was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
Investigation conducted by Senior Police Officer 1 Joey Mira showed that the tricycle driven by Bernie Lachica, 19, of Purok Kamunsil in Brgy. Bata, was heading south when it ran over the boy’s feet.
Meanwhile, Reynaldo Aguirre, 60, of Brgy. Banago, Bacolod, was injured when he was sideswiped by a passenger jeep at about 7:10 p.m. Sunday, while he was crossing the street in front of Chicken House in Brgy. Mandalagan.
The jeepney driven by Joseph Delfin, 60, of Brgy. Handumanan, was heading south of Lacson Street when the accident occurred, investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Eliseo Adraneda showed.
Aguirre was brought to the Bacolod Doctor’s Hospital.
The Bacolod City Traffic Management Unit is reminding the public once again to be extra careful to avoid accidents.*APN
Drug raps readied
versus jobless man
Charges for illegal drug sale and drug possession are being readied against a jobless man arrested in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. 35, Bacolod City, Tuesday.
To be charged is Romeo Dipon y Pescante alias “Isloy”, 26, Purok Mapinalangga-on, Brgy. 35, City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group team leader, Senior Insp. Joemarie Occeño, said.
Dipon was apprehended after he allegedly handed a small sachet of suspected shabu, in exchange for P300, to a police poseur-buyer, police records showed.
Eleven more small sachets of the banned substance and packing paraphernalia were also recovered from Dipon during his arrest, the police added.
Occeño told the DAILY STAR that they are still waiting for the results from the crime laboratory before filing the charges against Dipon.
Dipon, who has been under surveillance for a month, is detained at the Bacolod City police lock-up cell.*APN