BCPO to probe
The Bacolod City Police Office will investigate persistent reports that some commanders of police stations in the city allegedly receive P20,000 from jai alai operations, Supt. Jefferson Descallar, deputy chief for operations of the BCPO, said yesterday.
Descallar said the BCPO is not tolerating these things since policemen are expected to do their jobs.
He said they have not received a formal complaint against police officials linked to the illegal numbers game, but the BCPO Investigation Branch will probe the report.
Descallar said that those proven guilty must face the consequences.
Descallar said that his own personal experience as chief of a police station in northern Negros Occidental, was that there were illegal gambling operators who tried but failed to bribe him.
The offers had reached up to P300,000, he added.*SGG
to receive award
A casual employee of the Bacolod City Police Office will be awarded for displaying honesty when she returned the bag containing valuables worth P90,000 of a high school teacher on Monday.
Supt. Jefferson Descallar, deputy chief for operations of the BCPO, said yesterday that Rosalina Anza, 59, of Bakyas in Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod is an example of a good government employee, worthy to be emulated.
Descallar said he will recommend to Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, BCPO acting city director, that she be given a commendation or a plaque of recognition next week.
“Returning the bag despite her need for money is very commendable and exemplary,” he said.
Anza said she found the bag in the jeepney plying the Mandalagan-Libertad route in the city Thursday night, but returned it only on Monday because she was busy attending to her 2-year-old granddaughter, who has been diagnosed with severe pneumonia and is confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod.
Anza has been a casual employee for 28 years now at the BCPO Warrant and Subpoena Section.
The owner of the bag, who requested anonymity, thanked Anza for returning it, and said that, aside from the monetary reward, she plans to give Anza a recommendation for her honesty.
She said she left the bag in the jeepney when she alighted at Lacson Street.
Anza contacted the owner through the cellphone number of her friend that was written in one of the documents in the bag.*SGG
2 wanted for
rape nabbed by police
A welder and a grandfather wanted for separate rape charges were arrested by Regional Intelligence Unit-6, Police Intelligence Group and Station 4 policemen in the cities of Bago and Bacolod, both in Negros Occidental, yesterday.
Police Officer 3 Joshua Barile of the RIU-6 identified the suspect for two counts of rape as Christian Cordova, 26, of Purok Pukatod, Brgy. Ma-ao in Bago.
Cordova was nabbed on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued on February 7, 2011 by Regional Trial Court, Branch 48 Judge Gorgonio Ybañez, who denied him bail, Barile said.
He also said Cordova, who is now detained at the lock-up cell of Station 7, was arrested in Purok Himaya, Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod, at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday.
Barile told the DAILY STAR that Cordova and his friend, who is still at large, allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl twice in 2010.
He said the minor was heading home when Cordova and the other suspect, whose name was not disclosed, allegedly raped her near a sugarcane field in Murcia town, also in the province.
Meanwhile, PO3 Felipe Moncatar of the Station 4 said they apprehended Alex Desamburon, 53, of Purok Tunggoy, Brgy. Mandalagan in Bacolod, by virtue of the arrest warrant for rape issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Philadelfa Pagapong-Agraviador, of Branch 43, with no bail bond recommended.
Moncatar said Desamburon was arrested at about 2 p.m. yesterday at Lizares-Hernaez streets in Brgy. 40, Bacolod.
Desamburon denied the accusations.*SGG