Police recover lumber
stolen from old abattoir
Six pieces of hardwoods stolen from the old slaughter house in Brgy. 35 in Bacolod City were recovered by operatives of Task Force Botagoy and of Police Station 1 from a nearby residence Saturday.
City Veterinary Officer in-charge Rex Juplo, told the police that the hardwoods had been stolen from the old abattoir on January 10.
Through the help of an informant, Police Officers 1 Dick Albaladejo and Raymond Abaring, Senior Police Officer 1 Willie Perez and Police Officers 2 Jet Homero Pirote and Julius Dacles went to the residence of Richard Lozada in Purok Mahinapanon in Brgy. 35.
Pirote said Lozada had already told them who left the hardwood, but he could not reveal their identities yet in order not to hamper their investigation.
The city government has increased the security at the old abattoir after several incidents of robbery in the area, and also at the old City Veterinary office after operation there ceased.*APN
Three hurt in road accidents
Two motorcycle drivers and a pedestrian were injured in vehicular accidents in barangays Alijis and Mandalagan and at the Circumferential road in Bacolod City Thursday and Friday last week.
Police records yesterday identified those injured as John Divinagracia, 13, of Purok 8 in Brgy. Mandalagan, Ernesto Cuyag, Jr. 32, of Purok Santo Nino, Bry. Handumanan and Renato Gasendo, Jr., 43 of Bago City, Negros Occidental.
Traffic investigator Police Officer 2 Sherwin Bantigue said Cuyag was on board his Honda XRM motorcycle with plate number T-97980 when it collided with an Isuzu Crosswind with plate number FFG439 driven by Michelle Therese Navarra, 27, of San Sebastian Street, Bacolod at about 9:45 a.m. Firday.
Bantigue said Cuyag was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
Divinagracia was crossing Cordova Buri road in Brgy. Mandalagan at about 5:30 p.m. Friday when he was hit by the motorcycle of Marlon Jonota, 33, of Purok Himaya, Brgy. Mansilingan with plate number T-4720, that was heading east, traffic investigator Police Officer 1 Ferdimark Peňaroyo said.
Peňaroyo said Divinagracia was rushed to Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital.
Traffic investigator Police Officer 3 June Garong also reported yesterday that Gasendo was on board his motorcycle and was heading north of Araneta Stree at about 8:40 a.m. when he collided with the Mitsubishi Canter with plate number YEA 145 driven by Jimmy Arellano, 53, of Silay City, that was heading East on Alijis road.*APN
for cops starts
The Second National Police Retraining Program will be held in Silay City, Negros Occidental starting today and will end Jan. 25 to be participated in by 74 policemen from Silay, a press release from the city said.
The seven-day police station training is sponsored by the Philippine National Police, National Police Commission, and Silay City government, in cooperation with the Soroptimist International of Silay.
Mayor Jose Montelibano said this is timely because Silay is now the gateway of tourism and investment, considering that it where the airport is located. The police participation in crime prevention, tourism accommodation, and investment promotion are vital factors, the press release said.
Soroptimists spearheading the training are Marissa Montelibano, president; Virgie Verata, immediate past president; Maida Jison, past president and Carmen Flor, Soroptimist International Immediate Past Governor and chair of the Community Pillar of NAPOLCOM.
The module includes police value formation focused on family and work relations, law enforcement, customs and traditions, protocol and social amenities, stress management, human rights, oral and non-verbal communication, police correspondence, public relations and disaster preparedness, the press release said.
Special lecture on the Role of Police Tourist in Silay City Tourism Program will also be undertaken by the Silay Tourism Office to update policemen on the recent trend in local, national and international tourism strategies, the press release added.*