Judge orders release
Arles slay suspect
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 42 Judge Fernando Elumba has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to release a member of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade, who is a suspect in the murder of Judge Henry Arles, from its custody for lack of legal basis, his lawyer, Romeo Subaldo, said yesterday.
Ordered released was Eddie Fortunado of Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental, whose mother, Tess Fortunado, had filed a petition for the issuance of a Writ of Amparo.
Mrs. Fortunado had asked the court to order NBI director Nonnatus Caesar Rojas, NBI Bacolod chief Ferdinand Lavin, and agents Cyrus Alusan and Modesto Orestes Cajita to produce her son, and to explain why he is being deprived of his liberty, and tortured.
Amuck hacks driver of
sugar mill in Talisay
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
A man, reportedly suffering from a nervous breakdown, yesterday ran amuck in Brgy. Dos Hermanas, Talisay City, and hacked a driver of the First Farmers Holding Corporation.
The incident came a day after a commotion broke out at the picket line outside the FFHC, triggered by stone throwing incidents, that resulted in minor injuries of some protestors, who used to work at the sugar company, police investigations show.
Supt. Joseph Thomas Martir, Talisay police chief, however, said the incident yesterday, which led to the injuries of the suspect identified as Juan Durana, and his victim, Rogelio Hechanova, had nothing to do with the protest outside the FFHC compound.
SAYSON ASKS COMELEC
Resolve namesake issue
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, the Nationalist People's Coalition mayoralty candidate, has asked the Commission on Elections in Manila to resolve the petition to declare his namesake, Julius Sayson, as a nuisance candidate.
The memoranda or position paper on the petition filed by Vice Mayor Sayson against Julius Sayson was submitted to the COMELEC in November 2012 yet.
The Vice Mayor said he had asked COMELEC to make an early decision on his petition as he noticed that most of those who filed similar petitions have not yet received any information from the Commission that it had acted on them.