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2 killed in
motorcycle mishaps

Two motorcycle drivers were killed in vehicular accidents in Bacolod City, and in Escalante City, Negros Occidental, yesterday and Wednesday.

Senior Police Officer 1 Dennis Perma, chief investigator of the Bacolod Traffic Management Unit, said Jene Escora, 41, of Purok Sagrado in Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod, lost control of his Racal motorcycle at about 12 a.m. yesterday at Burgos Street, Capitol Hills Subdivision.

Escora sustained injuries when his motorcycle, with temporary plate number 060405, fell into a canal. He was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital but was declared dead on arrival, Perma added.

The Escalante police, meanwhile, said Ernesto Lopez, 38, of Purok Bagong Buhay, Brgy. Balintawak in the city, was driving his motorcycle when it slammed into a prime mover truck parked at the side of the road in Sitio Beatingo, Brgy. Old Poblacion, Escalante, Negros Occidental, at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigation showed that Lopez was believed to be driving under the influence of liquor when the accident occurred.

He was rushed to the Vicente Gustilo District Hospital in Escalante but succumbed to his injuries at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, the police added.*PAMELA I. VIEDOR

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Brothers arrested for stabbing
dead live-in partner of sister

Two brothers were arrested for allegedly stabbing dead the live-in partner of their sister in Brgy. Progreso, Binalbagan town, Negros Occidental recently.

Binalbagan Police chief, Senior Insp. Albert Sy, identified the brothers as Jeffrey, 21, and Angelo, 24, both surnamed Peñascosa, of Brgy. Canmoros, in the town.

Sy said the suspects killed Francisco Tuares, 32, at about 11 a.m. on May 6, in Brgy. Progreso, Binalbagan.

Investigation showed that the younger Peñascosa has pending warrants of arrest for murder and frustrated murder charges in Oriental Mindoro and Tanuan City, Batangas, respectively.

Sy said Senior Insp. Aldwin Santos, commander of the Socorro Municipal Police Station in Oriental Mindoro, has confirmed that Jeffrey Peñascosa was in the list of most-wanted persons in their area.

The arrest warrant for murder was issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 41 Judge Winston Baldos, who denied him bail; and the one for frustrated slay was issued by Batangas RTC Branch 83 Judge Marjorie Uyengco-Nolasco, who set his bail at P200,000, police records show.*SHIELA G. GELERA

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Bacolod cops
recover missing car

The Toyota car that was reported missing Wednesday was recovered by the police in downtown Bacolod yesterday.

Police Officer 2 Johnny Dela Peña, case investigation of Station 1, said Mary Joy Araneta, 35, of Doña Juliana Heights in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod, told them she had parked the vehicle near a mall at the Reclamation Area, and it was missing at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

She said she had borrowed the yellow Toyota Sedan 1980 model from her brother, Alexander Araneta, and parked it at about 11 a.m. near the mall, but it was gone when she returned for it that night.

Policemen recovered the vehicle, with plate number FAJ-283, at Gonzaga Street at about 1 a.m. yesterday, dela Peña said.

He added that no items inside the car were reported lost, and that the doors were locked when the vehicle was recovered.

Police are conducting a follow-up investigation, dela Peña added.*SGG

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