Traffic enforcer named
in mauling of minor
A traffic enforcer in Bacolod City allegedly mauled a 12-year-old boy in an internet café in Brgy. Villamonte in the city Sunday.
The minor, whose name is being withheld, said in a blotter report that a commotion ensued in the café, and minutes later, enforcer Ivan Corquillia of the City Traffic Management Unit, arrived and, without provocation, mauled him, hitting his left eye.
Senior Insp. Benedicto Villarias, TMU south sector head, said yesterday that they will charge their men administratively if found erring. He said they would recommend his dismissal from service if the allegations are proven true.
The case is being investigated by the Women and Children’s Complaints Desk and Villarias said he has relieved Corquillia from his area of assignment. He also said that Corquillia will be given due process to air his side and enable his to defend himself.
Meanwhile, the Task Force Trisikad and Tricycle will resume its operations against erring drivers of trisikads and tricycles in national highways on Saturday, he said.*SGG
Woman robbed at knifepoint
A woman reported that she was held up at knifepoint by an unidentified person at Tandang Sora Street, Brgy. Villamonte in Bacolod City, who took P34,000 worth of gadgets and cash from her, at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Dixie May de la Cruz, 27, of Brgy. Villamonte said she was on her way home when the man approached, pointed a knife at her and declared a hold-up.
De la Cruz said the suspect grabbed her red bag containing a Samsung Galaxy S3 cellular phone valued at P20,000, iPod nano worth P8,000, and a wallet that contained P6,000 in cash, an ATM card, and some documents, police records show.
The man, who was wearing a red raincoat with green hood, and about 5 feet and 5 inches tall, fled on a motorcycle, the police said.
Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales said yesterday that they are still trying to identify the suspect.*SGG
The Police Regional Office-6 ordered an accounting of personnel of all police offices in Western Visayas, to ensure that they will have the capacity to respond in case of another emergency.
The directive came from police regional director, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr., after super-typhoon “Yolanda” and cyclone “Zoraida” successively hit the Visayas recently, Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, acting director of the Bacolod City Police Office, said yesterday.
Policemen have been used by City Risk Reduction Management Councils in Western Visayas during the relief, search and rescue operations, before and after typhoons.
The daily accounting of personnel will be at about 8 a.m. and at 4:30 p.m., he said.
A memorandum will also be sent to all 10 police chiefs in the city, to make sure that their men are rendering the right hours of duty, and punish them administratively if found escaping from their responsibilities, he added.*SGG