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Army condemns killing
of militiaman in Toboso

The Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion yesterday condemned the brutal killing of militiaman Eduardo Laguna in Toboso, Negros Occidental, recently.

Lt. Col. Efren Morados, 62nd IB commander, said Laguna, a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit, was shot twice in the head by two assailants to ensure his death.

Morados said Laguna, 41, was riding in a motorcycle with SSgt. Alexander Robles, when he was shot in the back, in Brgy. Gen. Luna, Toboso, last week, by two suspected rebel assassins.

Morados identified one of the suspects as a certain Ka Tirso. He said the incident was witnessed by bus passengers, and market-goers.

Four empty shells of .45 caliber and 9mm pistols, and a slug, were recovered at the crime scene.

Morados said Robles tried to chase the two gunmen, but he was advised by some witnesses not to continue, as he might be ambushed by the companions of the suspects.*GPB

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3 nabbed for
smoke belching

Three vehicles were seized by the Bacolod Police Traffic Management Unit for violating the anti-smoke belching law at the city downtown area, its head, Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, said yesterday.

Acebuche said they have intensified the campaign against smoke belching following complaints from citizens. He said there is need to apprehend smoke belching violators because the vehicles were not calibrated and should not be allowed on the streets.

He said smoke belchers should be reported to the Bacolod Traffic Authority at 456-2896. The vehicles will no longer be impounded but the licenses of owners, or drivers, will be confiscated and released only after the payment of fines.

Meanwhile, BTAO also impounded about 300 trisikad units since February 25 for plying in the main thoroughfares of Bacolod.*APN

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