Taxi driver held up
A taxi driver was held up by his passenger at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City.
Case investigator Police Officer 1 Robert Gaurana identified the victim Jojie Doro-in, 39, of F&S Homes in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Investigation showed that the suspect took the taxi of Doro-in at the Bacolod public plaza and asked be brought to Henrietta Village in Brgy. Singcang. However, when they reached dark portion of the barangay, the suspect declared a hold-up, Gaurana said.
The suspect took Doro-in's cash collection of P1,900 and also tried to stab Doro-in before leaving but missed, he said.
Doro-in sought the help of a passing tanod, and with Station 8 policemen and tanods of Brgy. Singcang a hot pursuit operation was conducted but failed to arrest the suspect.
Doro-in described the suspect to be in his 30's, chubby, has a fair complexion and about 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Doro-in said he had been working for Miracle taxi for four months now.
Last week, two taxi drivers were also held up at C.L. Montelibano in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod.* APN
2 persons injured
Two persons were injured in a motorcycle-related accident at Bonifacio Street, Bacolod City, at about 4 p.m. Monday.
Injured were Joemar Aguirre, 36, Lopue’s Village in Brgy. Estefania, and his back-rider Roberto Malabaon, 31, of Lolita Heights Subdivision, Bacolod, traffic investigator Police Officer 2 Wilson Go said yesterday.
Investigation showed that the motorcycle of Aguirre was heading west of Bonifacio street when they figured in an accident with a canter truck driven by Edwin Parcon, 41, of Victorias City, Negros Occidental.
Aguirre and Malabon were rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
Meanwhile, a passenger was injured when the trisikad she was riding collided with a motorcycle at Barangay Road in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod at about 11 p.m. Sunday.
The injured victim was identified as Leah Ann Alvarez, 19, of Brgy. Road in Sum-ag by Police Officer 2 Eliseo Adraneda yesterday.
Adraneda said Alvarez was on the trisikad driven by Roberto Diopenes, 32, of Brgy. Road when they collided with a motorcycle driven by Jury Manunag, 25, of Purok Kabugwason in Brgy. Cabug, Bacolod.
Alvarez was rushed to the CLMMRH.*APN
to Bago City PNP
Supt. Simeon Gane Jr., chief of police of Bago City police station, received a Yamaha 125 YBR motorcycle from Mayor Ramon Torres for the use of Bago City PNP, recently, a press release from the Bago PNP said.
In a ceremony held in front of the GSO Office of the Bago City Hall, the unit was turned over to Bago City police station through Gane.
The symbolic key was given to Gane in the presence of former Councilor Victor Javellana and Raymundo Rodrigo of the GSO, the press release said.
The vehicle will be uised for neutralization of nefarious activities in the city, and for a quick response and police visibilty, the press release added.*
on: Bacolod police
Applications for those who want to be part of the Philippine National Police Academy are now open, Bacolod City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said yesterday.
De la Paz, who is also the president of the PNPA alumni in Western Visayas, said those interested to be part of the PNPA may get the application forms from the Bacolod City Police headquarters.
Under the law, only a natural born Filipino citizen with good moral character, with no criminal, civil or administrative case, physically and mentally fit and between 17 to 21 years old may apply to become a PNPA cadet.
Male applicants must be at least 5 feet and 4 inches tall, while female applicants should be 5 feet and 2 inches tall. They should also weigh not less than 5 kilograms of the standard police requirement.
Duly accomplished application forms with stamped self-addressed window envelopes must be submitted on or before September 30 to the Philippine National Police Academy, Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda, 412 Silang, Cavite.
The application should be addressed to the academy Director or Registrar of PNPA. The admission test will be given on October 30 in venues in Bacolod City and Iloilo City, to be announced at a later date.*APN