Driver nabbed for rape
A trisikad driver accused of rape was apprehended by operatives of Police Station 4 at about 4 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod City.
Station 4 deputy chief, Insp. Charles Gever, yesterday identified the arrested suspect as Jessie Villarino, Jr., 26, of Purok Pag-asa in Brgy. Estefania.
Gever said Villarino was arrested by the team of Police Officer 2 Leo Dario, police officers 1 Gerwin Catolico, Cris Vincent Noblezada and Cesar Caras by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 41 Judge Ray Alan Drilon, who denied him of bail.
He added that Villarino was accused by his minor step-sister, who claimed that the trisikad driver raped her sometime in 2009, but he vehemently denied this.
Aside from rape, Villarino is also facing arrest warrant for acts of lasciviousness issued by Drilon, who set his bail at P12,000.
Villarino is now detained at Police Station 4 and will later be turned over to the Bacolod Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.*APN
Four PNPA cadets start
Bago attachment program
Four graduating cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy called on Bago City Mayor Ramon Torres in line with their Cadet Attachment Program, before the completion of their four-year Bachelor of Science in Public Safety course, a Bago PNP press release said.
The four PNPA senior cadets will have their CAP activity at the city police station starting January 18 to 21.
Cadet 1st Class Joel Senogat Jr. of Valladolid, Negros Occidental; Ron Karlo Quijote of Victorias City; Kris Solivio of Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod City, and John Paul Tabujara of Villa Angela Subdivision, Bacolod, reported for duty at Bago PNP Tuesday morning, the press release said.
They will be briefed on the various police works in the different offices at the city police station and will also observe and learn procedures on how to manage numerous activities at Bago City PNP, the press release said.
Chief Insp. Rico Santotome, a graduate of the PNPA in Camp Mariano Castaneda in Silang, Cavite in 1999, said the four cadets will graduate by March of this year, and will be commissioned as Inspectors in the Philippine National Police, the press release added.*
4 arrested for jai-alai
Four persons were arrested in barangays 3, Alijis and Singcang-Airport Bacolod City Monday for alleged jai alai operations.
Police records yesterday identified those arrested as Adela Balbago, 55, of Purok Progreso in Brgy. Alijis; Romeo Labajo, 46, of Purok 2, Sitio Magsungay in Brgy. Singcang-Airport; and Lorna Pagaray, 56, and Wilfredo Gonzales, 29, both of Purok Lubi in Brgy. 3, all in Bacolod.
Balbago was arrested at about 6:45 p.m. in Purok Progreso by operatives of Police Station 7 led by Insp. Emmanuel Misajon, and seized from her were 17 tipsters with the codenames “Bullseye” and “Speed”, three bundles of betting stubs, a Spanish calendar, and P100 in bet money.
Pagaray and Gonzales were arrested at about 8:50 p.m. in Purok Lubi by the team of Senior Police Officer 4 Enriquito Gochoco, Senior Police Officer 2 Rovir Montanez and Police Officer 1 Errol Corral on the act of counting bets and writing them in tally sheets.
Meanwhile, Labajo was apprehended at about 11 a.m. by Police Officer 2 Dareen Aguas of Police Station 8 in Purok 2 Magsungay while soliciting bets for jai-alai.
Aguas seized tipsters with the codename “Zebra” and P100 in bet money from Labajo.*APN