Teen ‘hammers’ girlfriend’s ex

A 19-YEAR old student landed in the hospital after he was allegedly struck with a hammer by his ex-girlfriend’s new beau. The incident happened shortly after midnight of Friday, March 24, at a dormitory inside the premises of Visayas Aerospace College and Technology at Barangay Duyan-Duyan, Cabatuan, Iloilo. Chief Inspector Engilbert Banquillo, Cabatuan police chief, […]

Boy drowns in subdivision lagoon

A 12-YEAR old boy drowned in a subdivision lagoon in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. Chief Inspector Rogelio Ortigas, Sta. Barbara police chief, identified the victim as Raphy Montaño, a resident of Barangay Balibagan, Sta. Barbara. He was fished out of the lagoon inside Sta. Barbara Heights in the nearby village of Inangayan around 10 p.m. of […]

P30 lost to store burglary

IT WAS an orchestrated burglary. The thief carried out the plan and was not caught. But while the robbery was successful, police investigators believed that the burglar didn’t feel at all jubilant. After all, he escaped almost empty-handed. In this case, the cash register contained P30 only. With nothing else to steal from the register, […]

NO LEGAL BASIS TO APPOINT BARANGAY EXECS – Village chiefs’ future hangs

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos and Louine Hope Conserva THE future of village chiefs remains uncertain amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he wants the October 2017 barangay elections cancelled and declare all positions vacant. Duterte, instead, is pushing for the appointment of officers-in-charge (OIC), who have to meet at least three requirements: they have […]

Drug group leader to surface?

BACOLOD City – Will the leader of an alleged illegal drug syndicate in Negros Occidental finally surface? Self-confessed Berya drug group member Ricky Serenio said his former paymaster and alleged drug lord Berya Tolentino is planning to surface in the coming days. In an interview with Bombo Radyo-Bacolod on Mar. 22, 2017, Serenio said Tolentino […]

Drug-free status takes time – cop

NINE months into the war against illegal drugs, police are still validating drug affectation of at least 176 barangays in Iloilo City. “Declaring Iloilo City barangays as drug-free can’t be done instantly,” said Senior Supt. Remus Zacarias Canieso, Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) city director. Canieso said validation and revalidation takes time to ensure that […]