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4 nabbed for robbing
tricycle driver: police

Four hold-up suspects were arrested by Station 2 policemen after they allegedly robbed a tricycle driver yesterday morning in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City.

Station 3 chief, Insp. Jose Mulleta, yesterday identified those arrested as Jude Marquez, “alias Tin-Tin”, 18, Denmark Malata, “alias Mac-Mac”, 19, and Regie Morales, 18 of Purok Riverside, and Jessie Villanueva, “alias Tibong”, 22, of Purok Maabi-abihon, all in Brgy. Banago.

Mulleta said the three were arrested in a follow-up operation in Purok Riverside at about 11 a.m. yesterday on the complaints of Noel Guzman Deo, 53, of Purok Kagaykay in Brgy. 2.

Deo positively identified the suspects when they were presented to him in the office of Bacolod City Police officer-in-charge, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz.

Deo told the police that he had just brought his female passenger to Purok Riverside when the suspects, two of whom were armed with a homemade gun and the rest with bladed weapons, blocked his way and held him up.

He said that the suspects banged him on the wall and forcibly took his wallet, cash collection, and tricycle keys and left.

An informant helped inthe arrest of the suspects at a residence in Purok Riverside located several meters away from where the crime happened, Mulleta said.

Robbery charges are being readied against the suspects who are detained at Police Station 3, Mulleta added.

Meanwhile, three more minors, who were tagged in robbing and stabbing another tricycle driver were arrested in a follow-up operation in Purok Cereza South , Brgy. 3, at about 1:45 a.m.yesterday.

The arrested minors aged 14, 15, 16, and 17, and whose names are being withheld by the DAILY STAR, are residents of Purok Cereza South in Brgy. 3.

Their companions, whose names the police also withheld, aged 13, 14 and 16,of Purok Santo Niño in Brgy. 3 were apprehended earlier Tuesday by Station 2 policemen.

Complainant Jomar Oñates, 25, of Villa Georgina Subdivision in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod, had just brought a passenger to Purok Tahong in Brgy. 3, at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday when the minors boarded his tricycle, held him up and took his cellular phone and P1,200 in cash.

The minors ganged up on Oñates and stabbed him when he fought back, a police report said. Oñates sustained multiple stab wounds and was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, where he is now confined.*APN

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Exercise regularly,
avoid cardiac arrest

The recent deaths of five of six policemen in Western Visayas were triggered by cardiopulmonary arrest, records of the Police Regional Office 6 Health Service show.

Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol, Region 6 police director, who expressed alarm ordered police commanders to remind their personnel to observe regular physical exercises, and to keep a healthy lifestyle.

While they have regular physical fitness test every semester, Querol said policemen must exercise not only before the test, but regularly. He said a 30-minute jog everyday will keep one fit.

Among the five policemen who died of cardiac arrest were Police Officer 3 Raul Tamba of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and SPO1 Gualberto Dimson of the Bacolod City Police Office, while Police Officer 1 Maribel Duran also died while undergoing the six-month Field Training Program, PNP Health Service records also showed.

Querol said that Hataw or Taebo exercises are scheduled every afternoon of Tuesday and Thursday, to sustain the campaign for physical fitness among the members of the police.

Supt. Arnulfo Billote, Regional Health Service 6 chief, however, said that cardiac arrest ranked only seventh of the top 10 leading causes of death of police personnel from 2006 to 2010.

Billote said gunshot wound is still the top cause of death of policemen and women in Western Visayas.

Most common risk factors for cardiac arrest are smoking, lack of physical exercise, obesity, diabetes, or family history, he added.

Querol also advised police personnel to regularly visit the health service of their private doctors, to check their health status.*GPB

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Kagawad arrested for jai-alai

A barangay kagawad and his two companions were arrested by Police Regional Office-6 Special Operations Group men for alleged jai-alai operations at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

Police Officer 3 Ritchard Delasa of RSOG identified those arrested as Herbert Esman, 25, of Carmona Street, Jona Jones, 26, of Locsin-Parola streets, and Kagawad Edgar Dineros, 47, of Brgy.4, all in San Carlos City.

Police recovered three calculators, staplers, pentel pens, ballpens, 62 tipsters with the codename “Speed”, a bundle of betting stubs, two carbon papers and P10,071 in bet money from the three during their arrest.

Last week, Barangay Kagawad Regie Burata, 26, of Brgy. West Way in Murcia town, in the province and his companion Junelyn Flores, 40, were arrested in Bago City Monday afternoon.

Bago City police officer-in-charge, Chief Insp. Rico Santotome Jr,, said that Burata was elected the No. 5 kagawad of Barangay West Way in Murcia.

Burata and Flores were charged Tuesday for violating Republic Act 9287 or the Amended Gambling Law after they were caught red-handed while soliciting bets for Jai-alai at the Bago City-Murcia boundary in Barangay Abuanan, police said.

They will refer Burata's case to the provincial Department of Interior and Local Government office for administrative sanctions Santotome said.*APN

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