Game fowl caretaker shot
dead in Victorias
A game fowl caretaker shot dead his co-worker over an old grudge at about 8 a.m. yesterday in Sitio Cuatro, Brgy. 11 in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.
Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Victorias police chief, identified the fatality as Felix Sabillo, alias “Junior”, 64, of Brgy. 11 in the city.
Investigation showed that Sabillo was shot several times with a .45 caliber pistol by his colleague and neighbor, Harlem Gemoto, 35, without provocation.
An empty shell of .45 caliber pistol was recovered at the crime scene, police records show.
Gemoto, who fled after the incident, bringing the gun with him, will be charged with murder, Rapiz said.
Sabillo and Gemoto are both caretakers of the fighting cock farm owned by Rostum Detoyato, Rapiz said.*SGG
Gun ban violator nabbed
Another gun ban violator was arrested by the police at a vacant lot at Grandville 3 Subdivision in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, 2:15 p.m. Friday.
The suspect was identified as Zandro Velasco, 42, of Regent Pearl Homes Subdivision in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod, Station 7 chief, Senior Insp. Jose Mulleta yesterday.
Velasco was seen earlier carrying a gun while walking at the vacant lot, Mulleta said.
An improvised firearm or “sulpak” loaded with a bullet of a 12-gauge shotgun, was seized from Velasco, police records show.
The police said he resisted arrest when they apprehended him.
Charges for violation of the Commission on Elections gun ban, Republic Act 8294, and resisting arrest are being readied by the police against Velasco, who is now detained at the lock-up cell of Station 7.
A day before the barangay elections today, the Police Regional Office 6 has recorded some 90 violations of the gun ban.
Of the offenders, 86 were civilians, two Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel, and two government officials.*SGG
An unidentified man riding a motorcycle held a woman up at knifepoint and took her bag Saturday night, at Julio-Las Pinas streets, Brgy. Villamonte in Bacolod City.
Nocel Escobilla, 21, of Brgy. Handumanan was walking in the area at about 8:30 p.m. when she was held up, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, Station 4 commander said.
She described the suspect as about 5 feet 7 inches tall, slim build, and with brown complexion.
Investigation showed that the suspect approached Escobilla, pointed a butcher's knife at her and took her bag that contained her wallet with P350 in cash, ATM card, several identification cards, a necklace valued at P700 and a cellular phone worth P7,000.
Rosales said the suspect escaped on an XRM motorcycle. The case is still under investigation, he added.*SGG