Barangay Watchman Shoots Farmer in Toboso

TOBOSO - A day before election on Monday, a tanod of Barangay Bandila shot dead a farmer due to a personal grudge.

Police Senior Inspector Joevito Bose, acting Toboso PNP chief identified the victim as Daniel Brabat, 53, married, of Sitio Vicincina, Barangay Bandila.

The suspected Barangay Tanod was identified as Flaviano Arnado, also from the said place. He escaped.

Police investigation disclosed that the old personal grudge was due to land dispute since 2010.

Killings in Negros Occ. Not Election-Related, Señoron Insists

Despite the killing that has now reached six during the election period, acting provincial police director Senior Supt. William Señoron insisted that they are all “not election related.”

Señoron made the clarification a day after two more individuals were shot by un-named suspects in separate incidents on Sunday.

Killed by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Toboso town Sunday afternoon was a certain Cpl. Nelski Marino of the 62nd IB and a resident of Sitio Mansigibo, Brgy. San Isidro, Toboso.

Intel Unit Member of 62nd IB in Negros Shot Dead

A member of the Intelligence Unit (IU) of 62nd Infantry Battalion based in Barangay Bato, Sagay City was gunned down inside a cockpit in Barangay San Isidro in Toboso town around 5:00 pm, Sunday.

Police Chief Inspector Joevito Bose, Toboso PNP chief identified the victim as Corporal Nelson “Nelsky” Marino, of legal age, resident of Toboso.

Bose said Marino was in civilian clothes when he entered the cockpit about 5:00 pm, Sunday. He sus-tained gunshot wound in the head and died on the spot.

Man Found Dead; Another Shot Dead

Two persons were killed in separate incidents in Kabankalan City and Toboso Monday.

The victims were identified as Jerry Mariano Terraña, 42, laborer and resident of Sitio Pacao, in Barangay Bantayan, Kabankalan City.

He was found dead with hack on the back and left arm, inside a sugarcane field in the said place by his brother Cornelio, 50, at around 8:30 a.m.

Toboso Man Yields Shabu, Firearm

TOBOSO, Negros Occidental - A resident of this town was arrested with shabu and firearm and bullets in a buy bust police operative around 5:30 p.m., Monday while a father and his son were also arrested in Victorias City in another buy bust, also Monday afternoon.

Toboso PNP led by Senior Inspector Joevito Bose, acting PNP chief identified the suspect as Jose Calago Benignos, 44, of Purok Punta Cruz, Barangay Poblacion, in the town.