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Brgy captain shoots amok

A farm laborer who allegedly turned amok, was shot and injured Thursday by a barangay captain in Brgy. Magballo, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

Reynold Landero, alias Boy, sustained a gunshot wound on his right leg, when he was shot by Magballo Brgy. Capt. Egan Antonio, who, with barangay tanods, had tried to pacify him, a Kabankalan police report showed yesterday.

Antonio and Magballo barangay tanods had responded to the complaint of tricycle driver Jose John Villatores, 39, who said Landero had ran amok, and hit his tricycle with a piece of wood several times, causing damage to it.

While they were trying to pacify him, Landero also tried to attack Antonio and other people with the piece of wood, so the barangay captain, who had a .45 caliber pistol, shot him in the leg, to immobilize him, police said.

Landero was brought to the Kabankalan District Hospital for treatment before he was endorsed to the Kabankalan police for detention.

Antonio surrendered to the Kabankalan police his .45 caliber Norinco pistol, the licenses of which expires on July 17, 2015.* GPB

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Ship passenger
found dead

The body of man who jumped off a passenger ship Sunday it was passing the territorial waters of Negros Occidental, was found floating between the Carbin and Matabas reefs in Sagay City, on Thursday.

Chief Inspector Gabriel Gutierrez, Sagay police chief, yesterday identified the ship passenger as Philip Cyril Gaso, 38, of Tanjay City, Negros Oriental.

Initial police investigations showed that Gaso had jumped from the St. Peter the Apostle ship, as it was heading for Dumaguete Citywhen it was about 5.2 nautical miles off Sagay City, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Armand Balilo said.

The body of Gaso, that was already in an advanced state of decomposition, was retrieved by combined personnel of the Sagay Rescue Group and Bantay Dagat volunteers.

Gutierrez said nobody has claimed the cadaver, as yet.*GPB

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Police apprehend two
with bladed weapons

Station 1 policemen recovered bladed weapons from two men they arrested at the Bacolod City downtown area Thursday.

Police Officer 2 Michael Ferrer and Police Officer 1 Rolly Jardinico said they were patrolling at Araneta Street at about 5:10 p.m. when they saw a man who was being unruly.

Ferrer and Jardinico said they pacified the man, who was later identified as Mario Casuyon, 37, of Purok Paloma in Brgy. 16, Bacolod, from whom they recovered a 12-inch long bladed weapon.

About five hours later, Police Officer 1 Edward Teodorico also apprehended Emilio Rentino, “alias Mitch”, of Purok Kabuhi in Brgy. 10, also for creating alarm and scandal.

When frisked, a 12-inch long bladed weapon was recovered from Rentino, a police report show.

Casuyon and Rentino are detained at Police Station 1 and charges are being readied against them.

Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, reiterated his call to all MassKara revelers not to carry bladed weapons or they will be arrested.*APN

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