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A man who was only answering the call of nature died after he was electrocuted in Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City, early yesterday morning.
Case investigator Police Officer 2 Ronie Benitua of Police Station 8 identified the casualty as Macario Tuniacao, 55, of Purok Grasya in Brgy. Singcang.
Investigation showed that Tuniacao was answering the call of nature at the bridge near their residence when he accidentally touched the steel post, which was grounded and he was electrocuted.
His neighbors who saw the incident wanted to help him but they were afraid as they too would be electrocuted. They instead called the Patrol 117 medical team that immediately arrived in the area, but Tuniacao was already dead by then.
Tuniacao’s body was brought to Alisbo Memorial Chapels at Lacson Street, where it now lies in state, Benitua said.
Ruel Venus, chief of the Consumer Services Division of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, said they already sent their safety engineer to Purok Grasya, and learned that the electric post is owned by the city government.
Venus said they will recommend to the City Engineer’s Office to fix the electric connection of the post, so it will not be grounded again and to avoid a similar incident.
CENECO encouraged the public to report if there are any fallen electric posts so they could fixed it immediately.*APN
100 cops to beef
up anti-drugs drive
The 6th Regional Public Safety Management Battalion, acting as the rapid deployment force of Police Regional Office 6, is complimenting the anti-drug campaign in the cities of Bacolod and Iloilo, aside from supporting the internal security operations of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in northern Negros, its commander, Supt. Milko Lirazan yesterday said.
Lirazan said he augmented the city police offices of Iloilo and Bacolod with 50 police troopers each, in their respective anti-drug campaigns.
A company-size unit of 6th RPSMB is also presently assigned in Iloilo, police records show.
In an effort to neutralize the peddling activities of drug pushers in drug-affected barangays of Bacolod and Iloilo, Querol has activated two task forces to reduce, if not completely eradicate, the supply and demand of illegal drugs.
Troopers of the 6th RPSMB have been utilized to conduct checkpoints in the exit and entry points of drug-affected barangays of Bacolod and Iloilo.
Lirazan said the 6th RPSMB is also actively supporting the counter-insurgency campaign of the 62nd Infantry Battalion in northern Negros.
More than 300 neophyte policemen and women recently completed the 45-day PNP SCOUT training at Camp Aniceto Lacson in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.
They are now deployed to various cities and municipalities of Western Visayas, to complete the required six-month Field Training Program, before their absorption to the 6th RPSMB.*GPB