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Pedestrian dies
in road mishap

A pedestrian who was hit by a motorcycle in front of a mall at Lacson Street in Bacolod City Wednesday, died three days after, or at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday, Police Officer 2 Daniel Matias Ballesteros, investigator of the Traffic Management Unit, said yesterday.

Marlon Castillo of Brgy. Alunan in Bacolod was crossing at the pedestrian lane at about 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday, when he was hit by a Rusi motorcycle heading south, driven by Saturnimo Obida Vergoles, of Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City in Negros Occidental, Ballesteros said.

Castillo, who sustained multiple injuries, was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital where he died, Ballesteros added. The police are still trying to contact Vergoles, he said.

Meanwhile, two were injured in an accident in barangays Mandalagan and Villamonte, Bacolod, yesterday.

The injured were identified as Eduardo Platan, 47, of Brgy. Villamonte, and Reynaldo Rodriguez, 39, of Villa Lucasan Subdivision in Brgy. Mandalagan.

Platan, who was observed to be under the influence of liquor, and Rodriguez, both sustained multiple injuries, and were brought to the Bacolod Doctors Hospital, Ballesteros added.

At about 12:45 a.m. in Narra Extension, Hervias, Brgy. Villamonte, a Bajaj motorcycle, without plate number, driven by Edimer Villa, 25, of 6th Road, Puentebella Subdivision, Brgy. Taculing, was heading east, when it collided with a Yamaha Crypton motorcycle driven by Platan, who was going in the opposite direction, Ballesteros said.

In Brgy. Mandalagan, Rodriguez, who was on his Yamaha Mio scooter, was heading north of the Circumferential Road, in Purok Tortogan, at about 5:30 a.m. yesterday when his vehicle collided with an Isuzu 10-wheeler truck, travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the 10-wheeler truck, with plate number GCY479, identified as Marcelino Marabe, 47, of Brgy. Sum-ag in Bacolod was not injured, police record showed.*Shiela May Gelera

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2 nabbed for drugs

Two men were apprehended by the police when a sachet of suspected shabu was recovered from one of them in Purok Kagaykay, Brgy. 2, Bacolod City, at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

Arrested were Ramir Hucalinas, 33, of Purok Punaw, Brgy. Zone V, and Jobert Coloso, 26, of Purok Hebales Zone III, both in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Police Officer 3 Fritz Pigar, one of the apprehending policemen, said.

Pigar said they were on patrol operation when they saw the suspects riding on a motorcycle without plate number in Purok Kagaykay and flagged them.

Pigar also said that when they frisked Hucalinas and Coloso, they recovered the plastic sachet of the banned substance with an estimated market value of P1,500.

Hucalinas and Coloso, who are now detained at the lockup cell of Station 2, will be charged for illegal drug possession before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office today.*Shiela May Gelera

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Brgy head, 3 cops
hurt in accident

Three troopers of the 6th Regional Public Safety Battalion and a barangay captain, who figured in an accident Thursday last week in Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, are now in stable condition, town police officer-in-charge, Insp. Celjun Nemenio, said.

The victims, Insp. Renante Salgado, Police Officer 3 Romar Bayona and PO1 Raymond Saludar, as well as Brgy. Capt. Romulo Prudente, were riding a Besta van, when the accident took place at Purok Mahogany, Brgy. Bunga, Don Salvador Benedicto.

Nemenio said the van fell into a deep canal, when its driver lost control of the vehicle.

The victims were brought to the Pablo O. Torre Medical Center in Bacolod City.*GPB

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