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Septuagenarian arrested
for illegal gun possession

A 79-year-old man was arrested by the police, allegedly for illegal possession of firearms in Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, Negros Occidental, Friday.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay police chief, said yesterday that the suspect, identified as Rodolfo Mansanares, was caught in possession of a homemade .38 caliber revolver with 11 live ammunition, and an empty shell, as well as two bullets for a 12-gauge shotgun.

Mansanares is now detained at the lockup cell of the Silay City Police Station.

Three more firearms, including a 357 magnum and a 22 caliber revolvers, as well as a homemade shotgun, were also recovered by the police in Murcia and Candoni last May 17, police records also show.

The campaign against the proliferation of loose firearms, especially in the 5th district of Negros Occidental, was intensified by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, because of the June 2 special election in the area.

Since the 45-day election period started April 18, not a single violation for the Comelec gun ban has been recorded by the police as of yesterday, in the towns of Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Isabela, Binalbagan, Hinigaran and Himamaylan City, that comprise the 5th District.*GPB

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2 injured in stabbing,
shooting incidents

Two Bacoleños were injured in separate stabbing and shooting incidents in Bacolod City, Saturday and yesterday, the police said.

Benjamin Aldavera Sr., 61, of Purok Boulevard, Brgy. 13, was shot in the knee for no apparent reason by the suspect, whom police identified as Bonifacio Fernandez, of Purok Boulevard, Brgy. 14, Bacolod, at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Aldavera was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, while Fernandez was apprehended by Station 1 policemen, who also seized an improvised shotgun or “sulpak” from the suspect.

Police Officer 2 Dan Oliver Salazar, case investigator, added that a spent bullet was recovered at the crime scene. Fernandez is now detained at the lockup cell of Police Station 1 and charges are being readied against him.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old minor, of Purok Nueve in Brgy Sum-ag, sustained multiple stab wounds and was rushed to the CLMMRH, after he was ganged-up on in front of a convenience store in the barangay at about 8:40 a.m. yesterday.

Insp. Jovy Cabcaban, chief of the Bacolod Police Women and Children’s Complaints Desk, identified the suspects as Jerwin James Ramonillo, Alvin and Gerald Talderon, and Noel Rojo, all of Purok Villa Lourdes, Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod, who are now in the custody of Police Station 9.

Investigation showed that a rumble occurred between the group and the minor for still unknown reason and one of them stabbed the victim with a barbeque stick, the police added.*APN

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