6 killed in stabbing, hacking
incidents in Negros: NOPPO
Six Negrenses died, among them an owner of an hacienda, in hacking, stabbing and shooting incidents Nov. 15 and 16, with all the suspects managing to elude arrest by pursuing policemen.
Farm workers have been tagged as the suspects in the killing of the hacienda owner Eriberto Benedicto Jesena Friday in Brgy. Fabrica, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said they are still pursuing several suspects in the shooting and hacking to death of Jesena, owner of Hacienda Leonor in Brgy. Fabrica, Sagay.
Police identified the suspects as Nelson, Noel and Nicasio, all surnamed Loping, and Ronnie Sino, hacienda workers of Jesena.
Lirazan said heated arguments between Jesena, 76, and his workers on Friday night, led to the incident.
Investigations by the Sagay police showed that Nelson first shot the victim in the head, while the other suspects hacked him.
The incident is still being investigated by the Sagay City Police Station.
In Brgy. Manalad, Ilog, a minor survived, but his father died, when they were waylaid and hacked by four unidentified suspects, also on Friday.
Police investigations showed that Jun Calonse, 41, a balut vendor, was declared dead on arrival at the Lorenzo Zayco Sr. District Hospital in Kabankalan City. His 11-year-old son, Rene, survived, despite of his injuries.
The suspects, who were reportedly on board a white van, fled towards Cauayan town, police said.
On the same day, an unidentified suspect also hacked dead a certain Ronnie Dinopol, 36, in Sitio Capaclan, Brgy. Santol, Binalbagan. The victim succumbed to multiple hack wounds.
The next day, Cesar Dalonos, 58, was also hacked, allegedly by Joselito Vergara, 42, in Brgy. Bulwangan, Hinobaan, police records also showed.
Dalonos was declared dead on arrival at the Eleuterio Decena Memorial Hospital in Hinobaan, while Vergara immediately fled.
The hacking incident was triggered by old grudges, police investigations also showed.
Stabbing incidents in Cauayan and in Kabankalan City also claimed the lives of Joseph Awhagan and Dienesio Temoni Jr.
While the identity of the suspect in the killing of Awhagan, 34, in Brgy. Inayawan, Cauayan, has not been established, a certain alias Dungkoy Acabal, however, managed to flee, after stabbing Temoni in Brgy. Inapoy, Kabankalan City.
The suspect in the hacking of Ricky Brava, 27 in Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City, on Saturday, identified as Rogen Lingasa, was arrested immediately by the police, after the incident.
Brava, who sustained multiple hack wounds, inflicted by Lingasa, with a butcher’s knife, was transferred from the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, because of his critical condition.*GPB
35 trisikad units
Thirty-five trisikads from Libertad and Lacson-Gatuslao streets were seized by the Bacolod City Traffic Management Unit, Saturday and yesterday.
TMU south sector head, Senior Insp. Benedicto Villarias, said that, despite several warnings, erring drivers still continue plying in prohibited areas.
The reactivated Task Force Tricycle and Trisikad nabbed drivers plying out-of-route, have no licenses or permits to operate, and loading and unloading passengers at main roads.
The impounded units will be released only after the owners or drivers have paid P100 fines for each violation, he said.
Villarias urges drivers or owners, whose trisikads were seized, to comply with the requirements such as driver’s license, registration, and light reflectors.
He said they are waiting for the temporary operating permit from the Land Transportation Office and citation tickets from the Bacolod City government, before starting to confiscate tricycles, too.
Villarias said more traffic enforcers will be assigned at the Circumferential Road, especially at Homesite in Brgy. Villamonte, and Bangga Cory in Brgy. Taculing, during the hours when trucks are banned.
He said heavy-loaded vehicles are not allowed to pass the Circumferential Road between 6 to 8 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., which are the peak hours when huge influx of students and working individuals are expected.
Three enforcers in the morning and three in the afternoon are manning the traffic at the Circumferential Road, he said.
He also said about 20 drivers have been fined P1,000 for plying in city streets during the truck banning hours.*SGG