Jobless man shot
dead in Bacolod
A jobless man was shot dead during a verbal spat Sunday in Brgy. Alangilan, Bacolod City, while a tricycle driver was stabbed by his colleague in Brgy. Granada, on the same day.
Benjie Valenzuela, 28, of Hope Village, Brgy. Alangilan was at the tricycle terminal at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when he and the suspect, whose name the police withheld pending his arrest, had an argument, case investigator, Police Officer 2 Roberto Pineda, said.
Witnesses said the suspect drew a firearm of undetermined caliber and shot Valenzuela on the chest.
Valenzuela died on the way to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, the police said.
Meanwhile, Marjone Villa, 18, of Granada Heights Subdivision was injured when his fellow tricycle driver, Daniel Yanson, 52, of Purok 3, of the same barangay, stabbed him on the back.
Villa and Yanson had also argued for still unknown reasons before the stabbing happened, Pineda said.
Yanson surrendered to Police Station 5 and endorsed the bladed weapon he used in stabbing Villa.*APN
Police nab 113 for
The campaign against illegal gambling in Negros Occidental led to the arrest of 113 violators in about three months of police operations, after Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan assumed as officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, on July 18, police records show.
It also resulted in the confiscation of P10,343 in alleged cash bets, 22 motorcycles, six tricycles and bicycles, and a KIA Pride car being used in the illegal gambling operations of gambling outfits Target, Speed, Bullseye and Fronton.
Upon his assumption of NOPPO command, Lirazan was ordered by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. to intensify the campaign against illegal gambling and the proliferation of prohibited drugs, especially in northern Negros.
Majority of the arrested violators, who included six minors, were observed to be bet solicitors, while others were staff and employees of the illegal gambling outfits, police records also show.
A special task force was organized by NOPPO to focus its efforts on the illegal gambling operations in Negros Occidental.*GPB
A man who introduced himself as a policeman swindled a resident of Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, at about 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Rhoan Benjie Monance, 33, of Purok Candelaria, Sum-ag, told the police that he met a certain “SPO1 De la Cruz” at Araneta Street in the barangay Friday, and offered to sell him two laptop computers.
Monance said they agreed that he will pay P6,000 as initial payment for the laptops. He added that the suspect brought him somewhere in Brgy. Singcang Airport and told him that he will go and get the items.
However, the suspect failed to return, prompting Monance to report the incident to the police.
Station 9 deputy chief, Insp. Ser Ulrick Christian Gellera, said they showed Monance the Rogues’ Gallery but he failed to identify the suspect.
Gellera said Monance described the suspect to be 5 feet and 7 inches to 5 feet and 8 inches tall, dark in complexion, and with a large build.
He added that the suspect’s profile fit the description of a man who introduced himself as an engineer and also took money from a resident of Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod, last month.*APN