Malabor, guard killed;
guv offers P2M bounty
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office has created a special task group to speed up the investigation into the killing of Board Member Renato Malabor and his bodyguard in Barangay Guintubdan, Isabela, at about 1:15 a.m. yesterday.
Malabor, 55, and his close-in security bodyguard, Leody “Butch” Jomilla, 52, were both shot in the back by a lone gunman.
Senior Inspector Ramil Sarona, Isabela police chief, said that Jomilla was declared dead on arrival at the Isabela District Hospital, while Malabor died while being treated at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, a few minutes after his arrival at the hospital, Sarona said.
It's politically motivated: Marañon
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday charged that the killing of Fifth District Board Member Renato Yanson Malabor, 55, was politically motivated, and has put up a P2 million bounty for information that would lead to the solution of the crime.
The amount could be increased further, he said.
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4 meted life for drugs
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Four persons were each meted life imprisonment for drug offenses, while another four were sentenced to a maximum of up to 14 years behind bars, by Regional Trial Court Branch 30, presiding judge Rafael Crescencio Tan Jr., in Dumaguete City Friday.
Those sentenced to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000 each were identified as Eugene Bancairen Serencio, who was arrested in a buy-bust operation November 29, 2014, in Barangay Poblacion, Sibulan town, Negros Oriental; Leonor Angot Las Pinas, arrested May 26, 2014 in Dumaguete City; Glycer Gonzales Argote, who was apprehended May 5, 2014 in Poblacion, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental; and Gerardo Alcares Patagoc, arrested in Dumaguete City, on May 17, 2014, court records show. .