Farm overseer hacked
dead over wage dispute
A farm overseer was hacked dead by one of his workers after a disagreement over salary at about 7 a.m. yesterday in Hacienda Consolacion Ramos, Brgy. Granada in Bacolod City.
Police Officer 3 Ricardo Villacasten, Station 5 investigator, identified the fatality as Eden Doronila, 47, of Hacienda Consolacion Ramos in Brgy. Granada, who died on the spot from nine hack wounds on his neck, face and back. His remains were brought to the Rolling Hills Memorial Chapel, Villacasten said.
Investigation showed that a commotion ensued between Doronila and the suspect, identified as Ricky Galomo, 21, also of Hacienda Consolacion Ramos, because of a deduction from the salary of the latter for his failure to work for two days.
Galomo hacked Doronila with a sugarcane cutter, and escaped, Villacasten said.
The police went to the house of Galomo’s aunt in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, but were told that the suspect had already left.
Murder charges are being readied for filing against Galomo, Villacasten added.*SGG
2 cops arresting
Two policemen of the Bacolod City Police Office Station 1, who were arresting suspected thieves, were mobbed and injured by residents of Purok Magsaysay, Brgy. 14 in Bacolod City, at about 2 a.m. yesterday.
Station 1 deputy chief, Senior Insp. Lanel Mae Lanado, sustained injuries in his right arm while Police Officer 1 Rolly Jardinico, of the station’s Intelligence Section, was wounded in his left arm, reports said.
Supt. Leonardo Borromeo, Station 1 commander, said Lanado and Jardinico were responding to a reported theft at the Munsterific 24/7 convenience store at the Yusay building, Araneta Street, at about 11:42 p.m. Thursday.
Guard Paul Escarten, 30, who is assigned at the convenience store, told the police that two men entered the store, and one of them stole a 700 milliliter bottle of vodka, worth P203, and they both fled. Escarten chased but failed to catch them. He said they were headed to Purok Dawis in Brgy. 14.
When the tape of the closed-circuit television camera of the store was scanned, Escarten identified one of the suspects as a certain “Marvin”, of Brgy. 14, Borromeo said.
He also said Lanado, Jardinico and Escarten went to Purok Magsaysay in the barangay where they saw the suspects walking in the pathway.
While the police were trying to nab the suspects, who resisted arrest, the residents attempted to stop them, Borromeo said.
The police nabbed Marvin Basal, 23, and his 14-year-old companion, who were the suspects in the theft of the vodka, Borromeo said.
Also arrested for trying to prevent the police from apprehending the suspects, were Ariel Ferrer, 21, and Tito Alvarez, 56, a barangay tanod of Brgy. 14, Borromeo said.
Basal was charged for theft, while charges for obstruction of justice and direct assault upon an agent of person in authority were filed against Ferrer and Alvarez, yesterday, before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office, Borromeo said.
Basal, Ferrer and Alvarez are now detained at the lock-up cell of Station 1 while the minor was turned over to the Women and Children’s Protection Desk.*SGG
P42,000 to ‘biker’
An unidentified man on a bicycle grabbed the pouch of a woman, that contained about P42,000 in cash and documents, in front of the Kimas Pension House in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, at about 2:20 p.m. Thursday.
Emily Jean Dabi, 31, of Purok Santol in Brgy. Mandalagan, reported to the police that she was walking to Robinsons Place Bacolod, when the man approached and grabbed her pouch.
The police said they are trying to identify the suspect, who fled after the incident.
Meanwhile, police community commander, Insp. Larry Teovisio, of the Bacolod City Government Center, is the new deputy chief of BCPO Station 3.
He was replaced by Senior Police Officer 4 Vicente Dueñas, former chief clerk of the BCPO administration branch.*SGG