Police recover 2 firearms
from brgy official’s house
The police recovered two firearms and ammunition during a raid on the house of a barangay kagawad in Brgy. Mailum, Bago City in Negros Occidental, at about 8 p.m. Friday.
The two firearms recovered were a 12-gauge Maverick model 88 shotgun with serial number MV59730P, and a homemade .22 caliber rifle without serial number, Chief Insp. Rey Cuanico, head of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of Negros Occidental said.
Fourteen 12-gauge ammunition with one ammunition belt, one empty .22 caliber magazine and an empty M-16 magazine were also recovered, Cuanico said.
The team composed of CIDG Negros Occidental, Regional Intelligence Unit and Special Action Force 6, assisted by the Bago City Police Station, raided the house owned by Anna Liza Mcomish, who, an informant said, was hiding firearms in her house.
Mcomish house was raided on by the strength of a search warrant issued by Judge Frances Guanzon, Executive Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 62 in Bago City, for violation of Presidential Decree 1866 as amended by Republic Act 8294, records showed.
Cuanico said, Mcomish was not arrested because she was on vacation during the raid. However, the police nabbed the civilian guard of the house identified as Rolly Lutas, 45, of Brgy. Mailum, who voluntarily turned over the firearms.
The .22 caliber rifle, Cuanico said was owned by Lutas as a personal gun, but it has no license while the shotgun was allegedly issued to him by Mcomish, and it has a license, which he, however, failed to present during the search.
Police records show that the raid was witnessed by Brgy. Kagawad Jaime Bandiola, the older sister of the suspect identified as Anna Linda Mandal and the lawyer of Mcomish, whose name was not disclosed.
Charges for violation of P.D. 1866 as amended by R. A. 8294 are being readied against the suspects at the Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.*
Two accidents in city
One accident after another within 20 minutes caused injuries and damage to property, Friday morning at Burgos-Lopez Jaena streets in Bacolod City, Senior Police Officer 1 Xavier Rama, investigator of the Traffic Management Unit, said yesterday.
Investigation conducted by Rama showed that at about 9:40 a.m., a Suzuki Raider motorcycle with plate number 9862FJ that was heading east of Burgos Street was hit by an Isuzu PUJ jeepney with plate number FVV541 that was heading south of Lopez Jaena Street.
Rama identified the driver of the motorcycle as Denbie David, 25, of Catabla, Talisay City in Negros Occidental, and the driver of the jeepney as Miguelito Jamandron, 22, of Greensville 1 Subdivision, Brgy. Estefania in Bacolod.
David, who was injured, was brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Rama said. The mishap also caused damages to the motorcycle and the front portion of the jeepney, he said.
At about 10 a.m. at the same intersection, a Toyota Vios Sedan taxi with plate number FWZ493, heading east of Burgos Street, collided with a Mitsubishi Fuso Dropside truck with plate number GGM256 heading south, investigation by Rama also showed.
The driver of the taxi was identified as Eduardo Guinabo, 43, of Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City in Negros Occidental and that of the truck as Rex Ape, 30, of the same barangay.
Rama said, there were no reported injuries but the taxi sustained damages on the front left portion and the truck on its front right portion.*