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Ex-DSB mayor’s bodyguard nabbed

A businessman, reportedly bodyguard of former Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) Mayor Joemax Ortiz, was flagged down in a checkpoint at the town along the highway of Purok Saging, Barangay Igmaya-an around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday and yielded firearms.

Police Senior Inspector Joevito Bose, DSB police chief identified the victim as Renato Lacson Bunan, 54, single, of Block 1, Phase 1, Fatima Village, Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City.

Cops nab drug suspects in Himamaylan, Silay, Binalbagan

Three drug suspects were arrested Wednesday in Himamaylan and Silay cities and town of Binalbagan.

Police identified the suspects as Jessie John Limsiaco Zamora, 21, “Alias Daboy,” of Tayom Street, Barangay 4, Kabankalan City; Yruz Perlado Hechanova, 21, of Freedom Boulevard, Barangay Mambulac, Silay and Alcher John Tinasas Miranda, 23, “Alias Toytoy,” single, of Barangay San Teodoro, Binalbagan.

Zamora was arrested in Sitio Riles Naga, Barangay Su-ay, Himamaylan around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday by policemen led by Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Jr.

Female artist stabbed dead in robbery

A painter and performance artist based in Bacolod City was stabbed dead yesterday morning, January 31, by the burglar she caught robbing her home.

The suspect, Sandy Sevilla, 27, a suspended security guard, admitted killing Nunistell Mae Fulo-Lee, 41, inside her house in Purok 6, Barangay Granada when she walked in on him around 6:30 a.m.

Fulo-Lee, a former member of the Bayanihan, the National Dance Company, died of 13 stab wounds.

Driver killed in Mabinay road mishap

A motorcycle driver was killed in a mishap in the national highway of Barangay Poblacion, Mabinay town, Negros Oriental Wednesday.

The victim was identified by Mabinay PNP as Junry Abalorio, of legal age, of Sitio Bernisan, Barangay Tadlong in the town.

He sustained head and body injuries and was rushed to Mabinay Medicare Community Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Driver yields P6.8-M shabu, 3 cops hurt

Three policemen from San Carlos City PNP were injured but caught up with a “habal-habal” driver carrying an estimated P6.8-M suspected shabu in a buy bust operation in his house in Sitio Juan-ong, Barangay Palampas, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Superintendent D’ Artagnan Katalbas, Jr., San Carlos PNP OIC police chief identified the suspect as Christian Pahanonot Unabia, 29, “Alias Beboy,” resident of the place.