Cops review, discuss
security at city malls
The Bacolod City police met with the management of SM City and of Robinson’s Place Bacolod last week to discuss and review their security measures.
City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz yesterday said the meeting was held following the three shooting incidents at SM City Iloilo, North Edsa, and Pampanga.
During the meeting, that was also attended by representatives of some security agencies, the city police gave several suggestions on how to further improve their security measures, to ensure the safety of the mall goers, De la Paz said.
Among them was that security guards should not depend only on the metal detectors and should conduct thorough body searches on all mall goers so no contrabands can get into the malls, he also said.
De la Paz added that they suggested that security guards should not only focus on the main entrances but also at other entry and exit points of the malls.
He said that the meeting was part of their preventive measures so that what happened in other SM city malls in the country will not happen in Bacolod.*APN
NBI help sought
to solve slay
The Bacolod City Police sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation to solve the brutal killing of a call center employee, whose naked body was found in his rented room at a pension house in the city last week, City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said yesterday.
Call center employee Ian Sherwin Sandoval, 34, of Victorias City, Negros Occidental sustained 18 stab wounds and died from loss of blood, an autopsy report showed.
De la Paz said Station1 commander Chief Insp. Ulysses Ortiz told him the room boy of Ester Pension House at Araneta Street, Bacolod had retracted his earlier identification of the suspect, said to be a callboy, or male prostitute, through pictures recovered from the crime scene as the person he last saw with Sandoval before he was found dead.
De la Paz, therefore said, they will ask the NBI for a facial composite sketch instead so they can establish who the killer is.
He said they are also looking into the possibility that the room boy was threatened by the suspect and that is why he changed his statements.
The Bacolod City police could not determine the motive for the killing as his valuables, like his watch, ring and cellular phone, were not touched, De la Paz said.*APN
8 injured in
Eight persons, including three male models, were injured in motorcycle-related accidents in Bacolod City Sunday, records from the Traffic Management Unit showed yesterday.
TMU chief Investigator, Senior Police Officer 1 Dennis Perma, said driver Leonardo Rallos, 51, his wife Helen Rallos, 52, both of Brgy. Vista Alegre Bacolod were injured when their motorcycle collided with the motorcycle of Ceasar Sipe, 6, of Purok Ramylu in Brgy Tangub at the Araneta highway near the Rusi motorcycle store at about 8:30 a.m.
Helen was rushed to the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital while the two motorcycle drivers sustained minor injuries, a police reports said.
Andres Kilayko, Jr. 40, of Pontevedra town, Negros Occidental was also treated at POTMH for injuries, sustained when his motorcycle collided with the Isuzu Altiera vehicle of Gregory Uy, 24, of Libertad Extension, Bacolod at about 11 a.m. at the junction of Lopez Jaena and Ipil Streets in the city.
Perma also reported that Cherie Ann Araneta, 23, of ECC Villas in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod was injured when her motorcycle rammed through the RD pawnshop in Brgy. Sum-ag, in the city at about 2:20 p.m. before hitting the glass wall of the adjacent Agencia Negrense pawnshop.
Meanwhile, three male models were injured when their motorcycle collided with the taxi of Cornelio Dioncion, 56, of BBMC Compound Bacolod at about 4 p.m. at the junction of Lopez Jaena and Ipil Streets.
Nelson Tapuz, 20, of Makato town in Aklan, Chad Maravilla, 25, of Charito heights Subdivision in Brgy. Granada and Herald Alojamento, 21, of La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, who was driving the motorcycle, were rushed with injuries to the Bacolod City Doctor’s Hospital.
Perma said the models were not wearing crash helmets when the accident happened, while Alojamento only has a student driver’s license.*APN
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