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Cops file complaint
vs. ‘hostage-taker’
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

An arrested suspect, who tried to rob a pasalubong center, held hostage the owner of funeral parlor and hit a police officer with a steel pipe on Saturday in Binalbgan, Negros Occidental, is now facing a complaint for direct assault upon a person in authority.

Senior Inspector Albert Sy, town police chief, said yesterday, that the hostage taking incident took place at the Glorious Funeral Chapel in Brgy. San Teodoro, Binalbagan, where the suspect, identified as Rubin Casimero,40, barged into the funeral parlor, and took Armando Famoso, as hostage.

Before the incident, Casimiro, of Brgy. Cambuen,Cauayan, attempted to rob the Ceres Liner pasalubong center, and also hit the watchman of the establishment in the head with a steel pipe, investigations of the Binalbagan police showed.moremoremore

ABC president
hit for gun display
BY SHIELA GELERA

A complaint was filed against the ABC president in Bacolod City for allegedly displaying his firearm while saying vulgar words against a government agency in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod, Thursday.

The act of Barangay Tangub captain Noli Villarosa was captured on a video, as he was shouting at complainant Susima Tapuiso, 53, of Villa Esperanza in the barangay, and maligning the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, reports said.

In the blotter report she filed at the Police Station 8, Tapuiso said she was shocked when Villarosa arrived and ordered her to stop the construction of her house at a lot allegedly awarded to her by the DENR, Insp. Ray Cordero, station officer-in-charge, said yesterday. moremoremore

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Running priest leads
run to preserve Mt. Talinis
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Running priest Robert Reyes has shifted gear, he is also climbing mountains, to campaign against illegal or legal cutting of trees everywhere in the country.

In Negros Oriental, Reyes launched yesterday the “Takbundokan” to save Mt. Talinis from further denudation and degradation, and urged mountain climbers to bring and plant tree seedlings whenever they go to Cuernos de Negros where Mt. Talinis is located.

He enjoined participants in the “Save Mt. Talinis” environment forum at Saint Paul University in Dumaguete to make noise and start complaining about illegal activities in Mt Talinis, like what he did in Pangasinan, Cavite, Cebu and other areas. He also told politicians in these areas not to kill and cut trees moremoremore