Parents name teenager
killed in road accident
The body of the teenager, who was ran over by a truck in what had appeared to be a hit-and-run accident in front of the Total Gas Station at the Circumferential Road in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City Thursday, was identified by her parents yesterday afternoon.
Luciano and Merciditaz Alquizar identified the body that was brought at the Rolling Hills Memorial Chapel as that of their daughter, Mary Grace, 17, whom they claimed to be mentally unstable.
Merciditaz said Mary Grace had not gone home since Thursday.
Senior Police Officer 1 Dennis Perma said the driver of the truck, Joel Martinez, 43, who fled after the incident, was arrested at about 3 p.m. yesterday.
In a television interview, Martinez said he had no idea what had happened and how the incident occurred. “If I saw her, I would have stopped and avoided her,” he said.
Perma said Martinez surrendered to the TMU through the personnel of his company, who saw on television the plate number of the truck that hit the then unidentified woman. The plate number was given by Pacifico Apiado, guard of the gasoline station, who saw the incident.
Investigation by Police Officer 2 Richard Villan showed that the truck driven by Martinez had came from west of Brgy. Alijis, when it ran over Mary Grace, who was sleeping beside the road.
The family of Mary Grace is, however, not interested in filing charges against Martinez but is asking for his help with her burial expenses.*SGG
2 nabbed for
gun ban, drugs
Two suspects facing charges for violation of the Comelec gun ban and illegal possession of drugs were arrested in Manapla, Negros Occidental, on Oct. 10 and 11, police records show.
Senior Inspector Edencio Gregorio yesterday identified the arrested suspects as Rowell Morales, 26, and Junte Tatoy, 39, residents of Brgy. San Pablo, and Dos, of Manapla, respectively.
Silay Regional Trial Court Judge Felipe Banzon recommended P12,000 bail for Morales, who is facing charges for violation of the Comelec Resolution No. 9561, also known as the gun ban.
In almost two weeks of enforcing the Comelec gun ban, the police has accounted for 13 violators in Negros Occidental, with 11 firearms, a hand grenade and four bladed weapons recovered.
Violations of the Comelec gun ban carry the penalty of a maximum of six years of imprisonment that are not subject to probation. In addition, the guilty party shall be sentenced to suffer disqualification to hold public office and deprivation of the right of suffrage, as prescribed in the Comelec resolution.
Tatoy, meanwhile, was denied bail by Silay RTC Judge Dyna Doll Chiongson-Trocio, for charges of violation of Section 5, Article 2 of Republic Act 9165,or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.*GPB
Hunt on vs. holdupper
Station 6 cops have been ordered to arrest the suspected holdupper victimizing housemaids at Doña Juliana Heights, Brgy. Taculing in Bacolod City by Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, acting city director of the Bacolod City Police Office.
Ordaniel said the man, who was riding a motorcycle and allegedly held those women up at gunpoint should be jailed.
Station 6 chief, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, meanwhile told the DAILY STAR that they have already identified the suspect in several hold-up and robbery incidents at Doña Juliana, and his men are trying to locate him.*SGG