The celebration of the All Saints and All Souls Day in Negros Occidental, was declared generally peaceful, yesterday by Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director, despite reports of stabbing, shooting, hacking, and vehicular accidents.
Col. Jon Aying, Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, said they had not received any report of insurgency-related incidents in the province in the past three days.
Police records show that two were killed in a stabbing and a vehicular accident in Moises Padilla and Silay City, while three others were injured in stabbing and hacking incidents in Cauayan, and in the cities of Talisay and Sagay, all in Negros Occidental, on Nov. 1 and 2.
A laborer who allegedly set a sugarcane field on fire in Brgy. Magallon Cadre, Moises Padilla, died, when he was stabbed, allegedly by a certain Jason Encarnacion on Nov. 1.
Domingo, alias Ate, 44, succumbed to two stab wounds, police records show.
Investigations by the Moises Padilla police showed that Domingo was caught in the act by Encarnacion,alias Popoy, while setting fire on a sugarcane field owned by a certain Val Tulo.
The father of Encarnacion worked as an overseer of Tulo.
Encarnacion, 20, surrendered to the Moises Padilla Police Station, a day after the stabbing and is now in jail.
Meanwhile, Ryan Segurora,19, was declared dead on arrival at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, after his motorcycle collided with a Ford Everest vehicle on Nov. 2 in Brgy. Lantad, Silay City.
The victim’s companion, Ronil Soligo, who was riding in tandem with him, also sustained injuries and is now being treated at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Hospital in Bacolod City.
The driver of the Ford Everest vehicle, identified as Arnel Amparo, and his two passengers, Roscelin Discutido,44, and Gina Amparo, 54, also sustained minor injuries, police said.
Arnel is now detained at the Silay police jail.
On Nov. 1, a certain Dinalyn Martinez, 32, was hacked in the forehead, allegedly by her husband, Elbert, 38, in Sitio Luyang, Brgy. Guiljungan, Cauayan.
Martinez was brought to the Cauayan District Hospital, and her husband is now in jail.
A suspect in the shooting of Iluminado Navarro surrendered to the police on Friday in Hacienda Sagrado, Brgy. Zone 16, Talisay City, police records show.
Navarro, 31, was brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, and treated for an abrasion in his left side.
The suspect, identified as Alfredo Mahilum, 28, is now detained at the Talisay City Police Station, after surrendering to the policemen, who responded to the shooting.
A certain Johnny Villacampa,22, was also stabbed, allegedly by an alias Don Don Dipamaylo on Nov. 1 at the public plaza of Sagay City.
Dipamaylo, who was with friends, who included Micko Rubio, Julius and Michael Dayap, fled after stabbing Villacampa, police records also show.*GPB