Cops on bikes to be trained
on first aid, tourist relations
The 18 personnel of the Bacolod City Police Office, who are patrolling tourist spots in the city on bikes, will be trained on first aid, traffic and arrest techniques, and tourism and community relations.
Supt. Jefferson Descallar, deputy chief of Operations of the BCPO, said the “cops on bikes” are assigned to provide police visibility in crowded areas, like the Bacolod public plaza, Capitol Lagoon and the Government Center, and in malls and other places of convergence.
They will roam at their assigned posts 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., while another group from the BCPO Trackers Team and the Motorized Anti-Street Crime Operatives will patrol at night, he added.
He said that, so far, they have not received any complaints or commendations on the program that started Wednesday.
Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, acting BCPO director, said policemen assigned to the administrative office, are obliged to go out to the field for two hours each day.
They will be deployed inside and outside the malls, and shoppers should approach them if they have any problems regarding security, he added.*SGG
A vendor of fried chicken was stabbed by a still unidentified man selling bananas at Araneta-Luzuriaga streets in Bacolod City at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
Station 1 chief, Senior Insp. Lester Leada, said the victim, Johndel Malupay, 20, of Sitio Birao, Escalante City in Negros Occidental, sustained a stab wound in his back and was brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital. He is now in stable condition, Leada said.
Investigation showed that Malupay was stabbed with a 10-inch long kitchen knife that was still stuck in his back when he was brought to the hospital.
Leada said the witnesses do not know the name of the suspect, and can only identify him through his facial features. The suspect boarded a tricycle and headed south of the city after the incident, Leada said.
He said the case is being investigated.*SGG
TMU: 2 injured
in road mishaps
Two were injured in vehicular accidents at Lacson and at Luzuriaga-Mabini streets in Bacolod City at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday.
Benjie Salarda, 31, of Brgy. Banago in Bacolod was driving north of Lacson Street when his white Nissan Sentra, with plate number UHE764, hit the barrier of the flyover , Traffic Management Unit North Sector head, Chief Insp. Levy Pangue, said yesterday.
Salarda, an overseas Filipino worker, was allegedly under the influence of alcoholic liquor when the accident occurred. He was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, TMU records show.
Pangue said he has asked the Department of Public Works and Highways to add blinking lights to the reflectors installed at the flyover, and reiterated his call against driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Meanwhile, Leonides Decena, 72, of Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod, was driving his Nissan Sentra, with plate number FGZ948, when it hit the Honda XRM motorcycle of Alexander Malunes Jr., 37, also of Brgy. Taculing, at Luzuriaga-Mabini streets at about 5:30 p.m.
Malunes was brought to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center.*SGG