Police ordered to intensify
patrol system for Yuletide
All police field units in Region 6 have been ordered to intensify their patrolling system during the Yuletide season during which an influx of commuters, shoppers and motorists is expected.
Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr., police regional director, called for the review of the Police Integrated Patrolling System to ensure a peaceful, orderly and crime-free Christmas holiday.
The implementation of PIPS aims to reduce street crimes, neutralize motorcycle riding-in-tandem criminals, arrest wanted persons, and deter the movement of loose guns, among others.
Under the PIPS, Cruz directed the maximum deployment of police personnel for foot/mobile patrol, checkpoint/chokepoint operations, and to respond to emergencies.
Cruz said police visibility will also hasten their response to calls for assistance.
Cruz also enjoined the public to be more conscious about their security while traveling, or doing outdoor activities, adding that criminals tend to operate in areas of convergence, like malls, bus terminals, seaports and churches.*PNA
8 pupils injured
in road mishap
Eight elementary pupils were injured when the tricycle they were riding was hit by a truck at the Rizal Highway in Silay City, Negros Occidental, at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Silay City police chief, Supt. Rosauro Francisco, identified those injured as Erica Cordero, Rigniel John and Kyla Guevarra, all 10 years old, Mark John Ebradero and John Michael Crodero, both 9, Katrina Broñola, 6, Daniela Cordero, 5, and Joshua Quebradero, 8.
Some of the victims had cuts on their faces and complained of neck and body pains when they were brought to the Teresita Jalandoni Locsin Provincial Hospital in Silay, Francisco said.
The victims are all residents of Brgy. 5, Silay, and students of Silay South Elementary School, he also said.
Investigation showed that the victims were on the tricycle driven by their neighbor, Mark Cordero, that was executing a left turn when the Isuzu truck tailing them hit it.
Francisco said both the tricycle and the truck, driven by Gerry Lacson, 23, of Matagoy Street, Brgy. Rizal, Silay, incurred damages.*APN
A motorcycle driver and his passenger were injured when two men, also on a motorcycle, fired at them at about 12:55 a.m. yesterday at the Bacolod City downtown area.
Police identified those injured as Criselda Jumaca, 21, and Elbert Alba, 22, both of Brgy. 34, Bacolod.
Jumaca and Alba sustained gunshot wounds on their left legs and were rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital but were released later as their injuries were not serious.
The two were on their way home when they were shot without provocation, initial reports showed.
Insp. Asencion Ortizo, deputy station commander of Police Station 1, said they are trying to determine the motive for the shooting.
Ortizo said police did not recover any slugs at the crime scene but believe the weapon used was an improvised shotgun or “sulpak.”*APN