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Homicide with robbery charges
filed for brutal slaying of driver

Charges for homicide with robbery were filed yesterday before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office against a barker for slashing the throat and stabbing a jeepney driver at the Reclamation area Sunday.

The charges were filed against Joven Valencia, 25, of Purok Pine Tree in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod, City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said.

Valencia reportedly killed Ernesto Caminto, 40, of Georgina Subdivision, Brgy. Mandalagan, because he believed his father lost his job as a driver of Pads Lines because of the victim.

Among the evidences presented to strengthen the case against Valencia is the testimony of a trisikad driver, who told the police that Valencia was the last person seen riding the jeepney of Caminto before he was found wounded, the police said.

Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos said they initially planned to file murder charges against Valencia but it is difficult to establish that the killing of Caminto was indeed pre-meditated.

Although Caminto’s wrist watch, P920 in cash and cellular phone were still with him, his wallet containing an undetermined amount of cash, was missing, police records show.

Valencia is now detained at Police Station 2 and will later be transferred to the Bureau of Jail Management since the charges filed against him are non-bailable.*APN

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Bacolod police ready for inspection on
operational security preparedness

The Bacolod City Police Office is prepared for the Annual General Inspection-Operational Readiness Security Inspection Test and Evaluation to be conducted in November, City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said yesterday.

De la Paz said that, once again, inspectors from Camp Crame will come to Bacolod City to check their compliances, especially with the proper wearing of uniforms, and other policies of the Philippine National Police,.

Inspectors will also check the operational readiness of the Bacolod policemen and how they handle hostage crises and other high risk situations, as well as their marksmanship skills, de la Paz said.

He said members of the Scene of the Crime Operations will also show how they conduct investigations in crime scenes.

As for logistics, De la Paz said, he is positive that they have complied with the requirements, through the help of the Bacolod City government.

Last year, he admitted that there were a lot of things they needed to improve on to get a high grade from the evaluators.

There are police stations with dilapidated rest rooms and detention cells, and these could pull down the score of BCPO during the ORSITE.

BCPO had received a “poor” rating in the AGI-ORSITE conducted in the fourth quarter of 2010.*APN

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Wife stabs husband in Bago

A 33-year-old man was stabbed allegedly by his wife with a broken bottle Sunday in Purok Riverside, Brgy. Tabunan, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

The victim, identified as Elezer Intong, suffered a stab wound in his left shoulder. He was brought to the Bago City District Hospital.

Police investigations show that Intong, who was under the influence of liquor, had an argument with his wife, Noeme, at their residence and this led to the stabbing.

In La Castellana, a caretaker of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources nursery was shot and injured, by an unidentified person on Monday in Sitio Calapnagan, Brgy. Biak-na-Bato.

The victim identified as Matt Matsasino,31, was hit in the forehead and is now being treated at a hospital in Bacolod City.

Police investigations showed that Matsasino was having drinks with Wilfredo Arzaga, Romulo Labrador and Nad Ronnel Inocencio, when he was shot.

Successive gunfires were also heard as the suspect fled towards a forested area.

Old grudges reportedly triggered the shooting, the police said.*GPB

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