Assault raps filed vs.
Five counts of direct assault upon an agent of a person in authority were filed before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday against a retired army corporal, who fought back with policemen chasing him for attempting to rob a jeepney driver and taking a nursing graduate hostage at Lacson Street, Monday.
The charges will be filed against former army corporal Herman Glory Macalde, 33, of Brgy. 9 in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said.
The police also filed another complaint for attempted robbery against Macalde for trying to take the coins of Elacio Espiritu but failed when the jeepney driver fought back, de la Paz also said.
Macalde remains confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital. He sustained a lone gunshot wound on his left side when one of the policemen shot him when he fought back.
Army Col. Oscar Lactao, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, said that Macalde was removed from service through a Complete Disability Discharge in 2009 after he underwent medication in 2008.
De la Paz said they also received information that Macalde used to be a patient of ward 24 of V. Luna Hospital in Metro Manila as he had been observed to be no longer mentally stable.*APN
2 injured in
Two were injured in vehicular accidents in barangays Alijis and Mansilingan in Bacolod City Tuesday and Wednesday.
Police records indentified those injured yesterday as Maricar Parreño of Brgy. Alijis, and Edmund Reyes, 37, of Maya Street in Brgy. Mansilingan, both in Bacolod City.
Investigation conducted by traffic investigator Police Officer 3 Docelio Pachoro showed that Parreño was on board the trisikad of Randy Pulgado that collided with a Toyota Hi-Ace at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Celine Homes Subdivision in Brgy. Alijis.
The van of Emmanuel Redil, 25, of Alijis Road was executing a turn when it collided with the trisikad. Parreño who was injured was rushed to the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, Pachoro said.
Meanwhile, Reyes was on his Motostar motorcycle and was heading east on the road in Purok Paghidaet, Mansilingan at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when an unidentified pedestrian suddenly crossed the street.
Reyes lost control of his motorcycle and fell on the street. He was rushed to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center.*APN
Cops follow leads in
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Director, Senior Supt. Allan Gusihan, said they already have leads on the identities of the suspects who stabbed and shot two Indian nationals in Hinigaran town, Sunday.
Guisihan, however, refused to give further details as the investigation is still ongoing.
He said Hinigaran town police chief, Insp. Nerito Lobrido, told him they are entertaining other angles in the incident, aside from the early suspicion of attempted robbery.
The Provincial Police director also said that the case involving the Indian nationals was isolated and that there is no cause for alarm. He said he is willing to provide security to the victims if they ask for it.
Gurpeet Singh, 29, and Ranjeet Singh, 27, of Brgy. Miranda, Hinigaran, were rushed to the Valladolid town District Hospital but were later transferred to the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital after they were shot and stabbed by two of three armed men who barged into their temporary residence.
Gurpeet sustained two gunshot wounds on his right forearm, while Ranjeet had two stab wounds on his back, police records showed.
Investigation conducted by Senior Police Officer 1 Sean Leonoro showed that the victims’ companion, Surheet Singh, was about to close the gate when the suspects came, declared a hold-up, shot Gurpeet and stabbed Ranjeet.*APN