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Bacolod cop shot dead

A policeman assigned at Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Station 5 (Granada) was shot dead, while another one was wounded, late Saturday afternoon at Canonoy Beach Resort in Barangay Gargato in Hinigaran.

Killed was PO2 Britches “Monggol” Lapus Talapiero, 36, member of the PNP Class “Masikap” assigned at BCPO, a resident of Stone Heaven Subdivision in Barangay Granada, Bacolod.

Talapiero sustained a gunshot wound on his back. He was rushed to the Hinigaran Medical Clinic but was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Jansen Vergara.

Riding-in-Tandem Rob Cigarette Salesmen

Two salesmen were held up by two unidentified suspects riding in-tandem on a motorcycle of cash; reams of cigarettes and personal belongings along Isabela-Hinigaran road in Sitio Linao, Barangay Bato, Hinigaran town, Negros Occ. around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Police Chief Inspector Jake Barilla, Hinigaran OIC Police chief identified the victims as Eliseo Mario Barayoga, Jr., 43, married, of RGG Housing, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City and Melogie Deocadez Erojo, 31, married, of Sunset Village in Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

Drunk stabs dead companion

A drunk stabbed dead his companion in Sitio Alambre II, Barangay Tuguis, Hinigaran town around 6:45 p.m. on February 3, 2018.

Police Senior Inspector Jake Barilla, Hinigaran PNP chief identified the victim as Dionito Elecanal Pabalinas, 60, widower, of Sitio Alambre II, Barangay Tuguis.

He sustained multiple stab wounds in the different parts of his body and was rushed to Hinigaran Medical Clinic, but was declared dead on arrival by Dr. Janssen Vergara.

Couple Ambushed

A wife survived a shooting incident but her husband was not as lucky after two unidentified suspects riding in tandem shot them along the national highway in Rizal Street, Purok Sambag, Barangay Pilar, Hinigaran town around 1:50 a.m. Monday.

Police Senior Inspector Jake Barila, Hinigaran PNP chief identified the victim as Jonie Perez Noli, 49, of Purok Magnolia, Barangay 7, Bacolod City.

His wife identified as Hazel Maalat Noli, 48, also of the same address survived.

Man stabbed dead at public plaza

A man was found dead at the Hinigaran town public plaza at about 1:42 in the morning yesterday.

Hinigaran PNP identified the victim as Jose Vargas Velasco lll, 26, single and resident of Hacienda Manocao B in Barangay Bato, Hinigaran.

He sustained a stab wound on his left chest and was brought to Hinigaran emergency clinic where he was declared dead on-arrival by Dr. Jansen Vargas.

Barangay Tanod Aladin Quiatchon who was on duty at that time informed Hinigaran PNP.