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Cops investigate textmate
of raped house helper

The household helper who was robbed and abducted by two men in Bacolod City Tuesday, had indeed been raped, based on the medical results released by City Medico Legal Officer, Ely Cong.

Women and Children’s Complaints Desk head, Insp. Jovy Cabcaban, said yesterday that they will compare the victim’s statement with what the video captured on the closed circuit television camera in the area where she was abducted, for a clearer picture of the incident.

She said they are also investigating the textmate of the complainant as they had received information that he and the victim were supposed to meet when the incident took place.

Cabcaban said they no longer see any hindrance to their investigation because the victim is cooperating with the police.

The victim claimed she was seeking shelter in a variety store from the rain at about 8 p.m. Tuesday when the suspects arrived on a motorcycle, held her up at gunpoint, took her bag that contained her cellular phone, then forced her into the motorcycle, and brought to a grassy area, where they took turns in raping her.

The victim sought the help of residents of a nearby house to report her ordeal to Police Station 4.*APN

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16 nabbed for
illegal gambling

The police have accounted for 16 violators of Republic Act 9287, or the amended law on illegal gambling, in four days of sustained operations in Negros Occidental.

The 16 suspects were arrested by the police in Murcia and Calatrava towns, and San Carlos and Cadiz cities in Negros Occidental, from Jan. 6 up to yesterday, that also led to the confiscation of three motorcycles and P2,661 in alleged cash bets.

Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, has ordered police chiefs to intensify their campaign not only against illegal gambling, but also against the proliferation of illegal drugs.

The detained suspects are facing charges for violation of RA 9287 in court.*GPB

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‘Robber, thief’

A suspect for theft and another for robbery were arrested by the police in barangays 36 and Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Thursday.

Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Danilo Francisco, said Jubil Bautista, 24, of Mabini-Libertad streets, Bacolod, was nabbed at about 5 p.m. after he reportedly stole the blue BMX Bike, worth P2,000, owned by Nenjie Camral, 20, that was parked near the Education and Training Center School 2 at Hernaez Street in Brgy. 36.

Aside from the bike, an improvised .357 caliber revolver with a bullet in it was also recovered from Bautista during his arrest, Francisco said.

Charges for theft and illegal possession of firearms will be filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office against Bautista, who is now detained at Police Station 1.

Station 7 policemen arrested Jolan de la Peña, 21, of Brgy. Tapi in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, in a follow-up operation at Cattleya Street, Mansilingan, at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

Station 7 commander, Chief Insp. Levy Pangue, said de la Peña was nabbed for allegedly robbing a call center employee at knife point at Hyacinth-Marquez streets, at about 2:20 a.m.

He said the suspect was positively identified by the complainant, who requested anonymity, through the black cap and the red jacket with hood he was wearing.

The complainant told the police he was walking along the street when De la Peña and an unidentified companion, who were on a motorcycle, blocked his way. The suspect alighted from the vehicle, declared a hold-up and took his computer tablet valued at P16,000, cellular phone worth P34,000 and his wallet, that contained P700 in cash, and ATM cards, the police said.

The suspect denied the accusation in a television interview.

Pangue said robbery charges have been filed against de la Peña before the CPO yesterday.*

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