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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, October 22, 2011
Negros Oriental
ButtonCaretaker, wife arrested for businessman’s slay
Button2 die, 1 hospitalized after landslide
Police confirm presence of organized crime group
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Caretaker, wife arrested
for businessman’s slay


The police were set to file murder charges yesterday against a couple and the two gunmen still at-large for the murder of a businessman in Campacalan, Sibulan in Negros Oriental Thursday.

Hours after Demetrio Larena III, 64, of San Antonio Village, Sibulan, was shot in his SUV around 9 a.m. Thursday, the police took into custody Jerry Inocerta and his wife, Expedita, said to be employees of the victim, who admitted having knowledge of the crime, police provincial director, Senior Supt. Edward Carranza, said.

At a press conference yesterday morning, Carranza said the Inocerta couple is now in the custody of the local office of the National Bureau of Investigation.

2 die, 1 hospitalized
after landslide


Two high school students died and another was injured and is now confined in a hospital in Dumaguete City after the freak collapse  of a hillside in a remote hinterland barangay of Pamplona, Negros Oriental, at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The fatalities were identified in an initial police report  as Kiram Quibate, 14, a freshman and resident of Barangay Fatima, and Leogen Baya,  a junior high school student and resident of Barangay Calicanan, both in Pamplona town.

Both were declared dead on arrival at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital. Another student, identified by the police as Beltran Anfone Jr., 13 a freshman and resident of Calicanan, is now recuperating at the NOPH.

Police confirm presence
of organized crime group

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental yesterday disclosed that a small group of lawless elements is operating in some parts of the province and allegedly behind the series of robbery cases.

Senior Insp. Ronilo Macasilhig, chief of police of San Jose town, said at a press conference yesterday that of the five-member crime group, two are believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of businessman Demetrio Larena III, of Sibulan, Negros Oriental.

The two were identified as Jimmy Inocerta and a certain “Misael”, who remains at-large at press time.

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