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Rob-slay with rape raps
filed versus 3 men: PNP

Charges for robbery with homicide and robbery with rape were filed Wednesday before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office against the three suspects in the killing of two house helpers after stealing several items from their employers’ residence in Brgy. Villamonte in March this year.

City Police Women and Children’s Complaints desk chief, Insp. Jovy Cabcaban, said the charges were filed against Jestoni Carlo del Prado, “alias Biboy Simon”, his cousin Jesus Niepes, “alias Panot”, both 24 and residents of Brgy. 35, Bacolod, and Ruben Valiente, “alias Agi”, 40, of Brgy. Purisima, Manapla town, Negros Occidental.

Among the evidence presented against them were the affidavits of the witnesses and the extra-judicial confession of Valiente, Cabcaban said.

Valiente’s appeal to make him a state witness in the killing of Joyce Boncaya, 17, and Keen Malunes, 16, of Brgy. Manghanoy, La Castellana, Negros Occidental on March 20, will also be studied, she said.

Del Prado admitted to the media that he killed Malunes and Bancaya, whom he also raped while Niepes said that he was also present when the crime took place. They also pointed to Valiente as the one who commissioned them to rob the residence of the victim’s employer, Aleph Esparagoza, although Valiente denied this.

Malunes was found lying on a bed with her underwear pulled down to her knees, while Bancaya was found beside the bed at the residence of their employer at Banyan-Pinyan streets, Villa Angela Subdivision.*APN

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Barker killed in
shooting identified

A barker, or someone who asks passengers to board public utility vehicles, was shot by a lone gunman at the Bacolod City downtown area and died at a hospital Tuesday, Station 1 deputy chief, Insp. Richard Fajarito, said yesterday.

Fajarito identified the victim as Jeoffrey Junco, 21, of Brgy. Catabla in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Junco was initially referred to as “Mr. X” on Tuesday, but was identified by his family at the morgue of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital Wednesday.

Initial investigation showed that Junco was at the junction of Gonzaga and Gatuslao streets at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, when two men who were covering their faces with handkerchiefs approached him.

One of the men shot Junco hitting his left arm and shot him again in the back, while he was trying to run across the city public plaza, Fajarito said.

Witnesses told the police that the gunman, who was wearing a jacket and shorts, is about 5 feet and 4 inches tall and has a large build, he added.

Fajarito said the motive for the shooting could be retaliation, since they received information that Junco allegedly killed someone in Talisay City a few years back.*APN

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6 jai-alai operators
collared in Bacolod

Six alleged jai-alai operators were arrested by the Police Regional Intelligence Unit-6 and Station 2 policemen at a residence in Brgy. 18, Bacolod City.

Station 2 policemen identified those apprehended as John Torre, 34, of Purok Calachuchi in Brgy. 9; Rey Labrador, 40, of Purok Cadena de Amor in Brgy. 11; and Alvaro Arroyo, 41, of Purok Paghidaet in Brgy. 21, all in Bacolod.

Also arrested were Joey Alvaran, 30, of Purok Villa Villeta in Brgy. Estefania; Ed Galvesolo, 36, of Purok Villa Rosario; and Carlo Lim, 40 of Villarosa Street in Brgy. Mansilingan.

They were reportedly apprehended in the act of tallying bets for jai alai in a residence at a compound at Burgos Street at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the police said.

Police officers 3 Rex Ramos and Joshua Barile, Police officers 2 Theonick Dioso and Jerome Javier, and Police Officer 1 Robert Torreno seized a photocopier machine, 20 calculators, a stapler, a puncher, 20 ballpens and eight plastic chairs.

Policemen also recovered bundles of tally sheets, tipsters with the codenames “Las Vegas”, “Cagayan” and Target, and bundles of tally sheets.

The six are now detained at Police Station 1 and will be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9287, for illegal gambling.*APN

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