Cyrus Garde

1 Killed in Himamaylan City Mishap; Manjuyod Rape Suspect Nabbed

A 38-year-old woman was killed when bumped by a speeding tricycle in Sitio Bajay in Barangay Poblacion 2, Himamaylan City, while the Manjuyod in Negros Oriental most wanted person for rape was nabbed in Kabankalan City Sunday.

Himamaylan City police identified the victim as Jean Pacheco, 38, single of Barangay Carabalan in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. She sustained head and body injuries and was rushed to nearby Gov. Valeriano Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital but was declared dead-on-arrival by attending physician.

1 Killed in Hacking

A farmer was hacked dead by fellow farmer while having a drinking binge in Sitio Lagha 1 in Barangay Quezon, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental around 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

Superintendent Jacob Crisostomo, acting police chief of San Carlos City identified the victim as Danilo Mingyao, 29, married, farmer of Sitio Pinamantawan in Barangay Quezon. He sustained multiple hack wounds in the body causing his death.

The suspect was identified as Anthony Sarmiento, 29, married, farmer, resident of the place. He escaped after the killing and is being hunted by police.

BFP Files Arson Case Against Suspect in Banago Blaze

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Bacolod City filed a case of arson against a resident of Purok Riverside, Zone 3 in Barangay Banago which resulted to the blaze that destroyed 175 houses around 8:00 a.m. last March 1.

Fire Superintendent Ro-dolfo Denaga, City Fire marshal has filed violation of Section 2 of Presidential Decree 1613, amending the Law of Arson against Lemuel Nobleza yesterday at the City’s Prosecutor’s office for torching his house after a quarrel with his wife that resulted to the big fire.

Escapee Collared in Bacolod

An escapee from Bureau of Jail Management and Penology’s (BJMP) District Jail in Barangay 2, Kabankalan City, was recaptured in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, Saturday evening.

Robby Batalla, 35, of Hinigaran town, facing charges of possession of illegal drugs and possession of firearms bolted jail last March 1.

He escaped around 6:45 p.m. before the accounting of inmates, said Superintendent Rhea Santos, acting Kabankalan City PNP police chief.

Batalla ran as fast as he could and climbed the concrete fence topped with barbed wire, Santos added.

1 Drug User Holds Grenade that Exploded in Escalante City

ESCALANTE CITY- A person under the influence of illegal drugs was subdued after negotiation failed for him to surrender and one of the grenades he was holding exploded when thrown by responding Special Action Force and Escalante City PNP in Purok Antipolo, Sitio Bug-as in Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City Friday morning.

Police Chief Inspector Roberto Mansueto, Escalante City PNP acting police chief identified the suspect as Mark Anthony Opril, 27, single of Barangay Balintawak.