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Cops baffled by
tanod’s death

Station 9 policemen are puzzled over the death of a tanod, who collapsed and died after a brawl near an eatery in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, around midnight yesterday, its station commander, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, said.

The cause of death of Lucilo Nacis, 57, of Purok San Antonio, Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod, is uncertain as he had no visible wounds on his body, Gentoleo said.

Investigation showed that Nacis scolded Joselito Delgado, 46, of Purok A.C. Yulo, Brgy. Sum-ag, who was observed to be under the influence of liquor, for being unruly outside the Camino Place.

Gentoleo said a brawl ensured between Delgado and Nacis. Later, the tanod went inside the eatery and collapsed near the cashier’s area, with blood coming out of his ears and nose, he said.

Nacis was brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival, and Delgado was apprehended by the police, who seized from him a stainless deadly weapon.

An autopsy will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death of Nacis, the police said.*APN

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Wanted drug suspect
nabbed with ‘shabu’

A man wanted for illegal drug charges was apprehended at his residence in Brgy. Singcang-Airport yesterday by the Bacolod City Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, and a sachet of suspected shabu was seized from him.

Newly-installed CAIDSTOG chief, Senior Insp. Neil Exaltado, said they nabbed Nelson Cioco, 48, of Purok Sisi in Sitio Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod, on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Raymond Joseph Javier for illegal drug sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Javier set Cioco’s bail at P40,000 for drug paraphernalia possession charges, and denied him bail for the illegal drug sale complaint, police reports show.

Exaltado said police seized an elongated sachet of suspected substance, an improvised tooter, an empty plastic sachet, a disposable lighter and P222 in cash from Cioco at his arrest yesterday.

The suspect evaded a buy-bust operation conducted by the CAIDSTOG last year in Purok Sisi, Exaltado also said.

Cioco admitted to the DAILY STAR he uses but does not peddle illegal drugs. He is now detained at the lockup cell of the Bacolod City Police headquarters and will be facing additional illegal drug possession charges.*APN

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Trauma healing continues

The trauma healing efforts for residents of Brgy. Puso, La Castellana, in Negros Occidental, to enable them to cope with the effects of the January 27 ambush, are being done without let-up by personnel from government and non-government organizations.

Capt. Christopher Cunanan, 303rd Infantry Brigade Civil Military Operations officer, said yesterday that they have prepared various activities, especially for the children of ambush victims, to help them battle anxiety and depression.

Eight civilians and a policeman were killed in the La Castellana ambush.

The 3rd CMO Battalion, assisted by the Bantay Bata 163 Negros of ABS-CBN, recently provided entertainment shows and distributed used clothing and toys to children in the barangay.

Cunanan said an incident debriefing was also conducted, in coordination with the Diocese of Kabankalan Social Action Center and peace advocates groups in Negros Occidental.

Since those most affected by the incident were the children, he said the activity has provided them the tools not only to recover, but to realize their potentials, nurture their talents and contribute once more to the growth of their community.

Eddie Mateo, brother of ambush victim Jonathan Mateo, hanged himself last month in Brgy. Cabacungan, La Castellana, because of depression, police records show.

His two sisters are undergoing critical incident stress debriefing, Cunanan said.*GPB

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