Murder raps to be filed versus
teenager; laborer found dead
The police are poised to file murder charges against a teenager for the death of a neophyte policeman in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Wednesday.
Police Officer 1 Jun Eric Moguies, a member of the 6 th Regional Public Safety Battalion, succumbed to multiple stab wounds, after he was stabbed allegedly by Steven Ganza, 18, during a heated argument.
Ganza, who later surrendered to the police, claimed he was the one involved in the stabbing of Moguies.
Mabugat said they are still looking for more witnesses in the killing of Moguies.
Investigations by the Kabankalan police show that Moguies accosted Ganza and his companions, who were hanging out at a store, at corner Guanzon-Rizal streets, in Brgy. 7, Kabankalan City, early morning Wednesday.
The .45 caliber pistol of Moguies, however, was not taken by the suspect, but the knife allegedly used in the stabbing could not be found.
Moguies, a resident of Kabankalan City, entered the police service in 2010, records show.
Mabugat said they will file murder charges against Ganza next week.
Meanwhile, the body of a farm worker, who succumbed to multiple hack wounds, was found Tuesday in Sitio Paho, Brgy. Inolingan, Moises Padilla.
The victim was identified as Jonathan Billones, 41, of Sitio Tres Corazones in the barangay.
Senior Inspector Robert Mansueto, Moises Padilla police chief, said the body of Billones, was found near the house of a certain Caruso Esponilla.
Mansueto said they are pursuing a suspect identified as a certain Bondot Tambong, who was, however, nowhere to be found.*GPB
2 injured in
A driver and his passenger were injured when their motorcycle collided with a vehicle owned by the Negros Occidental provincial government at the Araneta Highway in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City at about 11:25 p.m. Wednesday.
Injured were Janette Ann Mantaos, 25, of Purok Pag-asa, Brgy. Tangub, and motorcycle driver Alejandro Batista Jr., 35, of Purok Tapulanga, Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod , Traffic Management Unit head, Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, said.
Batista and Mantaos were rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
Investigation conducted by traffic investigator, Police Officer 3 Orlando Caporal, showed that the motorcycle driven by Batista was heading south of the Araneta Highway when it collided with the approaching Toyota Revo with plate number SGK-930 owned by the province.
The driver of the Revo, whom Caporal identified as Chad Dagdagan, 32, of Purok San Roque in Brgy. Tangub surrendered to Police Station 8.
Dagdagan is assigned at the Public Affairs Division Office of the provincial government.*APN
Fire ruins P25,000 property
About P25,000 worth of property turned to ashes after a fire hit two rooms of a building at 7 th Street in Bacolod City, at dawn yesterday.
City deputy fire marshal, Insp. Publio Ploteña, said they were informed that the rooms occupied by Ricardo Roquisa and Pauline Nubga were on fire.
Two trucks from the Bureau of Fire Protection were dispatched to the area and were assisted by the Amity and Chinese Chamber Fire Volunteer Brigades, Ploteña said.
He said the fire was put out at about 3:30 a.m. with no reported injuries to anyone.
Investigation conducted by Fire Officer 3 Cornelio Silva and Fire Officer 1 Gerson Ganava showed that the fire originated from the western portion of the building. The BFP is still determining its cause.*APN