Drinking spree turns bloody
A jeepney driver was stabbed by his conductor, or the one collecting fare from passengers, over a misunderstanding, in Brgy. Zone 10, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Insp. Bonifacio Aral Jr., Talisay police deputy chief, identified the victim as Rolando Dolano, 38, of E.B. Magalona town in Negros Occidental.
Dolano sustained four stab wounds on his back and was brought to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Aral said.
Investigation showed that Dolano and his conductor, JR Colegado, 27, of Old Sagay in Sagay City, also in Negros Occidental, had a drinking spree after they had parked the jeepney. After they had consumed a bottle of whisky, an argument ensued between them and Colegado pulled out a knife and stabbed Dolano.
Aral said Colegado, who fled after the incident, was nabbed after a brief chase by the police, but they have not recovered the bladed weapon he had used in stabbing his driver.
Colegado told ABS-CBN that they were arguing about the jeepney when Dolano punched him several times.
He said he asked Dolano if they could settle the issue, but the latter continued to punch him so he got angry and stabbed him in return.
Aral said Dolano is no longer interested to file charges against Colegado since a settlement has already been reached between them, and the medical expenses of the victim are being shouldered by the owner of the jeepney, whose name was not disclosed.*SGG
in road mishap
A Korean national was injured when his motorcycle collided with a taxi in front of the Provincial Lagoon at Lacson Street in Bacolod City, at about 2:05 a.m. yesterday.
He was not wearing a protective helmet.
Police Officer 2 Richard Villan, investigator of the Traffic Management Unit, identified the victim as Dong Kim, 22, of Burgos Extension in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod. He was not taken to the hospital, however, since he sustained only minor injuries.
Investigation by the TMU showed that the SRM Sunriser motorcycle without plate number driven by Kim, was heading north of Lacson Street when a Toyota Avanza taxi, with plate number FWU320, driven by Ronaldo Espellogo, 49, of Purok Masinadyahon, Brgy. Bata, also in the city, hit him while executing a U-turn.
Villan said Espellogo saw Kim, but since it was raining and the road was slippery, he was not able to control his taxi.
Meanwhile, the elderly man who was sideswiped by a pick-up truck on August 8 at the main gate of Santa Clara Subdivision, at Lacson Street in Bacolod City, was brought to the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital and not to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, as reported earlier, police records show.
Jose Filomeno Lopez IV, 46, of Santa Clara Subdivision, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod, the driver of the Mitsubishi Strada pick-up truck that hit Roy Ines, 70, of City Heights Subdivision in Brgy. Taculing, also in the city, told the DAILY STAR yesterday that the victim was not under the influence of alcoholic liquor when he accidentally sideswiped him.*SGG
Station 8 holds
A medical and dental outreach program, with a free hematocrit blood screening and feeding activity, was held by Police Station 8 personnel, led by Senior Insp. Charles Gever, at SP Village in Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, recently, a press release from the station said.
Around 100 residents availed of free medical checkups, 50 had dental extraction, 700 received medicines, and 250 children and some adults benefitted from the feeding program, the press release also said.
Volunteer dentists and doctors Selwyn Baloyo, Maribeth Lee, Shirley Rodrigazo and Rosalie Deocampo were joined by Pahanocoy Barangay Captain Elmo Olivar, kagawad Peter Noble, Dimphna Marquez, medical technologist Lilibeth Relota and the Amity Youth in the activity aimed at reaching out to the community and developing a good relationship between the residents and the police, the press release added.*