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lice: Construction worker nabbed
in slay of colleague using fake name

The construction worker nabbed for shooting dead his colleague on Saturday was found to be using a fictitious name as he has an arrest warrant for murder, Station 9 commander, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo said, yesterday.

Rafael Oñate, 40, of Brgy. Ilijan, Bago City, who was initially identified as “Allan Alayon”, 40, of Ilog town, Negros Occidental, was arrested for shooting Ryan Española, 32, of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, in the chest in Purok Fatima, Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod, over an old grudge, Gentoleo said.

However, further investigation revealed that Oñate was using a different name, and that he has an arrest warrant for murder issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Frances Guanzon, who denied him bail, Gentoleo also said.

He said Oñate has been endorsed to the Bago City police who are preparing the charges against him for the death of Española.

Police Officer 3 Ronico Despabeladero of the Station 4 Warrant and Subpoena Section, meanwhile, reported the arrest of Donie Geroche, 50, of Purok Villa Villeta, Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod, who is wanted for frustrated homicide, at his residence at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Despabeladero said Geroche was apprehended on the strength of the arrest warrant issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Abraham Bayona, who set his bail at P12,000.

Police records show that Geroche was also apprehended by Station 4 policemen at his house on January 25, this year on the strength of an arrest warrant for grave threats issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Jose Paolo Ariola, who set his bail at P12,000.*APN

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Five arrested for
‘jai alai' operations

Five persons allegedly involved in jai alai operations were arrested by Station 2 policemen in Barangay 1, Bacolod City, Tuesday.

Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos, identified those arrested as Wennie Porcel, 63, of Purok Bulgan and Ramel Flores, 41, of Purok Tangigue, Brgy. 1, Jomarie Palmaris, 30, and Bryan Flores, 18, of Brgy. 5, Victorias City, and Jason Natillon, 18, of Brgy. San Isidro , E.B. Magalona town, Negros Occidental.

They were apprehended by the team of Police Officer 3 Benjamin Jamora, Police Officers 2 Ronelo Molato, Robert Toreno and Jermin Bela-ong while allegedly in the act of soliciting bets for jai alai.

Several tipsters with the codename “Fronton”, two ballpens, P100 and tally sheets were recovered from those arrested, police records show.

Bacolod City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said

there is no let-up in their campaign against illegal gambling especially because Police Regional Office-6 Director Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz has ordered “zero tolerance” against any form of illegal activities.*APN

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