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Body of woman found

The body of a woman was found in a vacant lot near a building in Sharina Heights, Brgy. Taculing in Bacolod City, at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Station 6 commander, Chief Insp. Noel Polines, identified the victim as Estrella Pateño, 67, of Villa San Sebastian, Brgy. 31 in Bacolod City.

Pateño’s remains, were claimed by her family living in Silay City, Negros Occidental, and is now at the Rolling Hills Memorial Chapels in Brgy. Mandalagan in Bacolod.

Initial investigation showed no foul play in the death of Pateño, as there were no signs of strangulations or any injury found in her body.

Polines said Pateño’s body that was lying on the ground with no pulse beat and frothing at the mouth, was found by Joffer Aurelio, 37, of Purok Seaside, Brgy. Tangub in Bacolod.

Polines said that as of press time yesterday they were still waiting for the approval of the family, before an autopsy can be conducted.

However, Polines said, their investigation showed that because of the hot weather now being experienced, heat stoke was eyed as the possible cause of Pateño’s death.

Polines added that Pateño went to the vacant lot to collect pieces of charcoal to repack and sell.

Meanwhile, the body of a 17-year-old man with two stab wounds on his neck was found by a kagawad near their barangay hall in Brgy. Cabug in Bacolod, at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Senior Police Officer 2 ArlenTorendon said suspects in the stabbing, were still unidentified as of press time yesterday, as there were no witnesses.*

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Pedestrian hit by
PUJ injured

A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was hit by a public utility jeepney in front of a high school at Libertad Extension, Bacolod City, at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police Officer 2 Richard Villan, investigator of the Traffic Management Unit identified the victim as Domingo Tabilon, of Sharina Heights, Libertad Extension in Bacolod.

Villan said, Tabilon, who sustained a head injury, was brought to the Adventist Medical Center and is confined at the Intensive Care Unit.

Investigation conducted by Villan showed that the Hyundai PUJ with plate number FVZ604, driven by Eddie Rodriguez, of Brgy. Calumanggan, Bago City, Negros Occidental, was heading east of Libertad Extension when it side-swiped Tabilon.

Tabilon, who had been asked by his wife, whose name was not disclosed, to buy medicine for high blood pressure, was almost at the end of the pedestrian lane when the right side mirror of the PUJ hit him on the head, Villan said.

Villian said, Rodriguez is helping with the victim’s hospitalization.*SHIELA G. GELERA

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Candle triggers fire

A candle left unattended in Purok 6, Brgy. Magsungay, Bacolod City, at about 9:43 p.m. Saturday caused a fire that destroyed P5,000 worth of properties.

The owner, Grace Interwa, reported to the City’s Bureau of Fire Protection that her house was on fire, BFP reported.

Two fire trucks from the BFP dispatched to the area arrived at around 10 p.m., and shortly after declared that the fire was under control.

There were no reported injuries or casualties from the blaze, the BFP said.

Investigation showed that the house was made of light materials.*PAMELA I. VIEDOR

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