Cabiao police authorities in Nueva Ecija province seem to be in conflict as to the filing of murder charges against the suspected killers of Negrense Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Maribel Alpas of Hinoba-an town in southern Negros Occidental.
First, the Cabiao police under Sr. Inspector Eric De Venancio said that the filing of charges was made last March 31 at te Nueva Ecija Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Cabanatuan City.
The family of Maribel Alpas, 32, of Brgy. Asia, Hinobaan found relief after the filing of murder charges by Cabiao PNP at the Nueva Ecija Provincial Prosecutors’ Office Thursday against two suspects in the brutal killing.
Sheryl, elder sister of the victim, said their family is thankful that the case is already filed, she told Aksyon Radyo.
Police Chief Inspector Eric De Venancio, Cabiao police chief is set to file appropriate case in court after they receive the death certificate of Maribel Alpas, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who was killed in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
De Venancio still refused to name responsible in the killing, saying it will be known after the filing of charges.
He said there are at least two suspects in the crime. He added that the killing of the victim was brutal with the suspects harboring hatred against the Negrense OFW. He failed to further elaborate.
De Venancio, who vehemently refused to name the suspects, not until the case is filed, has invited a brother-in-law of the victim’s employer Dennis Samson and Samson’s employer or boss.
The beheading in the town of Cabiao in Nueva Ecija of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in London -- who is from Hinoba-an town in Negros Occidental, could be a crime of passion.
This is another angle being eyed in the brutal slay of Maribel Alpas, 32, single of Brgy. Asia, Hinoba-a whose head was found in Brgy. San Fernando Sur in Cabiao, days after she was reported missing last March 21.
A crime of passion, or crime passionnel, in popular usage, refers to a violent crime, especially murder, in which the perpetrator commits the act against someone because of sudden strong impulse such as sudden rage rather than as a premeditated crime.
Cabiao town police in Nueva Ecija has already established leads on the suspect in the killing of Negrense Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in London who is a native of Barangay Asia in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental.
The family of Maribel Alpas, 32, with father Aurelio are now in Cabiao, DYEZ Aksyon Radyo reports disclosed.
Hinobaan Mayor Ernesto Estrao helped make the trip possible.
Cabiao police chief, Chief Insp. Eric R. de Venancio said they invited the brother-in-law of the victim’s employer who fetched her at the bus terminal in Cabiao on March 21.
Agrarian Reform Communities Project II (ARCP2) is a rural development project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the executing agency under Foreign-Assisted Projects Office recently turned-over its Sub-Projects - Health Station and Farm to Market Road to the Local Government of Hinoba-an, being partners and recipient of the project particularly in Brgy. Asia, Hinoba-an. DAR-ARCP II aims to alleviate poverty in the Agrarian Reform Communities (ARC).
HINOBA-AN Mayor Ernesto A. Estrao, PARPO II Ms. Lucrecia S. Taberna of Negros 2, Engr. Daniel Pongan, and Brgy. Chairman Elias Manlangit in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Farm to Market Road in the town.*
An advocate for the environment and concerned citizen in Hinobaan town in Negros Occidental is urging Mayor Ernesto Estrao to curb "rampant" illegal fishing, destructive small mining operations and the prohibition of quarrying "that prevents developers and homeowners from sourcing sand and gravel from the town’s ample supply."
In a February 10, 2014 letter-complaint to Mayor Estrao, copy furnished NDB, Rudy Mahilum, former town official and Estrao supporter in the 2013 polls, said the proliferation of purse seiners equipped with pathfinders and fine, mesh nets prohibited by law remain unchecked.
Mahilum said Estrao’s government, the local police and the anti-illegal fishing Bantay-Dagat, "allow the operations of these fishing boats," and also "small mining operations" ... which destroy the environment.
The series of earthquakes in the southernmost parts of Negros Occidental is giving rise to more speculations as another quake, this time a magnitude 3.4 jolted Hinoba-an town early yesterday morning.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) has recorded the quake at 7:56 a.m..
Hinobaan Police Office under Inspector Jesus Mesajon presented his 26 members under his command to Mayor Ernesto A. Estrao at the onset of year 2014. Mayor Estrao appealed to the PNP here to employ put an iron fist against all lawbreakers to maintain the prevailing peace and order in the town.*(Ilding Caballero photo)
Sagay City and the Municipality of Binalbagan were named Best Performing City and Municipality in the Province of Negros Occidental during the Pasidungog 2013 – Provincial Excellence in Governance Award, held at Nature’s Village Resort and Hotel in Talisay City, yesterday.
The awarding ceremony was spearheaded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)–Negros Occ. headed by Dir. Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag.
The Pasidungog 2013 is DILG’s program aimed at recognizing local government units that showed exemplary performance and innovations.