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Cauayan Town Ransacked, Robbed

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Cauayan town Municipal Treasurer’s Office was ransacked and robbed of computers about 3:00AM yesterday.

Office personnel discovered the robbery when they reported for work yesterday morning.

Supt. Herman Garbosa, town police chief said minors were used to enter the back portion of the office located at the main Municipal Hall.

They used the same entry point in their escape, Garbosa added.

Stolen were two computer monitors and three CPUs. The corresponding amount of these items are not yet disclosed.

Man Killed Mistaken as ‘Aswang’

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A 74-year-old man was killed because he was mistaken as "aswang" (witch) in Brgy. Estefania Wednesday night.

Police Station 4 head, Senior Inspector Benedicto Villarias identified the victim as Leodegario Gulmatico, of the barangay.

He sustained stab wounds and was smashed with a stone in the head to be sure he is dead.

The suspect was identified as Christopher Trocio, 38, a passenger jeepney driver, also a resident of the barangay.

He claimed the victim had red eyes and his hair was standing when he met him on the barangay road.

Police Nab Suspect in Indian Slay

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Silay City police has collared one of the three suspects in the killing of an Indian national who is engaged in lending business in Purok Acacia-Boulevard, Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City Tuesday noon.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay PNP chief arrested Joemarie Martinez Cepeda, 19, of Sitio Bara, Brgy. Mambulac. He was nabbed 4PM Wednesday in McKinley Bukid, also of the barangay.

Cepeda denied his participation claiming he was with his brothers Benito and Julie doing carpentry work in a construction house owned by Sandra Tupaz in Sto. Niño Street, Silay City.

Rape Victim Being Threatened? ‘To Pursue Criminal Case’

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A car reportedly belonging to Himamaylan City councilor Harry Sian was seen in the vicinity of the victim’s temporary shelter in Manapla town Monday evening.

Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and the organization for outreach program at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos called "UCDO" spearheaded by their Supervisor Ms. Mely Flores extending their support to more than 100 families affected by fire last September 2, 2014 at Purok Katilingban, Brgy.39, Bacolod City.*

The 17-year-old rape victim is now under her uncle’s protection along with other members of the family who consider the alleged act of following the victim as a threat against her.

Sian is accused of sexual abuse by the victim since she was 14 years old at the Sian household in Himamaylan City.

Her uncle disclosed, they have spotted the car of Sian with persons trying to talk to the victim.

One of them even introduced himself as member of the media.

But they were not able to see the victim or hold an interview because it was already dark.

The victim’s family is now assisted by Manapla municipal government through Mayor Lourdes Escalante.

They called up Manapla Police under Senior Inspector Edencio Gregorio who immediately responded but the car had already gone.

Asked if the person in the car would like to negotiate with them to drop the case, the uncle said his niece would not consider such proposal. She is bent on pursuing the criminal case.

Sian is accused of violating Republic Act 7610 (The Special Protection for a Child against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act) by sexually abusing a minor housemaid allegedly on several occasions over the past two years.

The case was filed Monday.

Silay Police Has Lead in Indian Slay

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Silay City police has a lead of suspects in the slaying of an Indian national who is engaged in the lending business at Purok Acacia-Boulevard, Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City Tuesday noon.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay PNP chief said the suspects are residents of the said barangay.

However, they failed to arrest them at their respective houses as they didn’t come home.

Francisco has the names of three suspects but refused to divulge pending their arrest.


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