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Bolo-wielding
man shot dead

Another barangay tanod figured in a shooting incident that claimed the life of a bolo-wielding man, in Brgy. Minautok, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, Thursday.

This time, however, the suspect identified as Igmedio Engcot, a barangay tanod, did it to survive the attack of the victim, Warlito Iwayan, 37, who hacked him in the back with a bolo, a Calatrava police report said yesterday.

Engcot and his fellow barangay tanod, Sonny Boy Mayordomo, had responded to an incident of alarm and scandal, where Iwayan had been brandishing his long bladed weapon at residents of Sitio Minaoyahan in the barangay, the report said.

As Engcot and Mayordomo were trying to disarm him, Iwayan, who resisted, allegedly hacked Engcot in the back. This prompted Engcot, who had a .38 caliber revolver, to shoot Iwayan, hitting him in the chest.

Engcot immediately surrendered to the Calatrava Police Station, where is now in jail.

Two other barangay tanods in Bago City and Binalbagan also involved in two separate shooting incidents that also claimed the lives of a minor, a barangay kagawad and a member of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team, police records also showed.

Meanwhile, a security guard is now in jail for allegedly firing his issued firearm while on duty Friday last week at a commercial establishment in Brgy. 3. La Carlota City.

Chief Insp. Eduardo Corpus, La Carlota police chief, said in his report to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, that the arrested suspect, identified as Antonio Hurtado, 31, and a security guard, was under the influence of liquor when he fired his gun.

A .38 caliber revolver with six live ammunition and two spent shells were recovered from the suspect by the La Carlota City police team, headed by SPO2 Joel Bergula, who responded to the reported incident of illegal discharge of firearms.

In Brgy Tabu, Ilog, an unidentified suspect burned a 6-wheeler Fuzo truck owned by Melchor Makilan, parked at Purok Cory on Thursday last week.

Barangay residents, who responded to the arson incident, managed to contain the fire, and damage to the truck, has been placed at P50,000.

Ilog police probers recovered an improvised torch suspected to have been used by the suspect in burning the truck.*GPB

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Cops arrest six ‘jai alai’,
STL collectors in Bacolod

Policemen arrested six jai alai and small town lottery collectors in Bacolod City Friday and Saturday.

Elsa Saldua, 67, of Brgy. Tabunan, Bago City, Negros Occidental, was arrested by Police Officer 3 Emman Anacleto at about 5 p.m. Friday at Crossing Abuanan, Brgy. Sum-ag, allegedly in the act of collecting bets for STL, police reports said.

Anacleto seized STL paraphernalia and P54 in cash from Saldua, who is now detained at Police Station 9.

Jennifer Sante, 48, of Purok Akishola, Brgy. Villamonte, and Emelyn Fortaleza, 42, of Luzuriaga-Lopez Jaena streets, Bacolod, were apprehended at about 7:30 p.m. for soliciting jai alai bets near their houses, while Mark Toda, 20, of Brgy. 22, was arrested for a similar offense at the Burgos Public Market, police records show.

About three hours later, Station 1 policemen arrested Jeffrey Bravo, 45, of Brgy. 12, Bacolod at San Juan-Galo streets, while gathering bets for jai alai and seized from him jai alai paraphernalia and P23 in cash.

Francisca Ibañez, 64 of Purok Bagong Silang, Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod was arrested for having illegal jai alai paraphernalia yesterday morning, and seized from her P155 in bet money.

City police director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said the aggressive campaign against illegal gambling is in line with the order of Police Regional Office-6 Director Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz for “zero tolerance” with any illegitimate numbers game.*APN

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