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Cop: No foul play in death
of hauling firm supervisor

There was no foul play in the death of a hauling firm operations supervisor, whose body was fished off the shores of Brgy. 10, Bacolod City, Thursday, Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, told the DAILY STAR yesterday.

Dejucos said they received a copy of the autopsy report conducted by City Medico Legal Officer Eli Cong on the body of Carmel Rosales, 43, of Bonifacio Street, Brgy. Zone 12, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Friday and it showed that the victim drowned.

He said the autopsy report proved their earlier theory that Rosales committed suicide by drowning himself.

Fisherman Marcelo delos Santos found Rosales’ body floating at about 5 a.m. Thursday, and immediately reported it to the Philippine Coast Guard.

Policemen recovered what looked like a suicide note from the bag of Rosales, who also sent a text message to his wife Wednesday to say goodbye.

Rosales’ wife, Darrel, sought the help of Bacolod City Police Office director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, Wednesday, claiming that her husband had been missing since Monday.

De la Paz said they believe that work-related problems may be among the reasons for the suicide because the police learned that Rosales was suffering from depression that affected his job.*APN

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Driver loses P1,800 to
two ‘passengers’

A taxi driver reported to the police that his two unidentified passengers held him up Friday night at the Bacolod City reclamation area.

Reynaldo Salem, 53, of Hacienda Tanza in Silay City, Negros Occidental, and employed by G and C taxi, said the suspects rode his cab at about 9:30 p.m. and asked him to bring them to the terminal of Super Ferry at the Reclamation area.

But when they reached a dark portion in the area, Salem said the suspect seated beside him drew a .38 caliber revolver and declared a hold-up, while the other suspect took his P1,800 in cash.

He said the suspects then alighted and escaped on foot towards the Nara Baybay area.

He said the suspects were both slim and about 5 feet and 6 inches tall, and one was wearing  camouflage shorts and s cap.

Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, Station 2 chief, said they are investigating the case, and were wondering why Salem did not activate the cab’s emergency blinker system while he was being robbed.*APN

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