survives slay try
A barangay captain survived an alleged assassination attempt Friday in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, but a tricycle driver was hit by a stray bullet, police said.
Eduardo Javier Sr., barangay captain of Caduha-an in Cadiz City, was shot several times by an unidentified gunman while stopping at a road under construction in Hacienda Canibungan, Brgy. Luna, Cadiz City, but was not hit, police investigations showed.
However, a stray bullet hit a tricycle driver, identified as Dante Aluntaga, 37, who was rushed to the Cadiz City District Hospital with a gunshot wound in the head.
Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday said they are looking into the possibility that the incident was triggered by personal grudges, or related to traffic.
Three empty shells of a .45 caliber pistol were recovered at the scene of incident by the Cadiz police.
The gunman, who was on board a top-down vehicle, fled southward.*GPB
Six sachets of ‘shabu’ seized
from illegal gambling suspect
Police seized six sachets of suspected shabu from a man wanted for illegal gambling charges at Don Miguel Ossorio Street, Lopez Subdivision, Brgy. VI in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, at about 12:25 p.m. yesterday.
Victorias City Police chief, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, identified the suspect as Michelle Sumaria, “alias Paport”, 31, of Sitio Pinanubol, Brgy. VI, in Victorias.
Sumaria was arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest for violation of Presidential Decree 1602, or illegal gambling charges, issued by Victorias Municipal Trial Court in Cities Branch 6 Judge Evelyn Gengos, who set his bail at P10,000, police records show.
Rapiz said the police recovered three elongated and three small heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu, worth P2,400, inside the small coin purse of Sumaria.
The suspect is presently detained at the lock-up cell of the Victorias Police Station, and the items recovered from him were endorsed to the provincial crime laboratory for examination.*SHIELA G. GELERA
Vendor dies in road
mishap in Bacolod
A rice cake vendor was killed in what had appeared to be a hit-and-run accident at about 4:45 a.m. Friday at Araneta Street, Bacolod City.
Senior Police Officer 1 Dennis Perma, chief investigator of the Bacolod City Police Traffic Management Unit, identified the victim as Angela Sorayda Sadiasa, 58, of Purok Rojas in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod, who was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Perma said the victim’s brother, Antonio Vicencio Jr., 47, of Cauayan town, Negros Occidental, told the police that, according to a witness, his sister was crossing the street when she was bumped by a Canter truck.
Perma said follow-up investigation is ongoing to identify the driver of the truck.*SHIELA G. GELERA