Team formed to probe
killing of store owner
Bacolod City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, yesterday ordered Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, to form a team to investigate thoroughly the killing of a store owner in Brgy. Villamonte Monday night.
The team is also tasked to track and arrest the suspects in the killing of Emillano Serveñas, 58, of Santo Niño Village in Villamonte.
Serveñas died at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital from a gunshot wound several minutes after a robber, who took the cash collection of their store from his wife, shot him at about 9:15 p.m. Monday.
His wife, Rita Serveñas, told the police that the gunman were wearing a blue cap, a blue shirt and denim pants and that he and his companions were about 25 to 30 years old.
As of yesterday, De la Paz said, they already have leads on the suspects’ whereabouts, and added that, hopefully, they will be arrested soon.
Apparently, De la Paz said, the motive for the killing was robbery, but they are also pursuing other angles as witness had told the police that one of the suspects asked for the location of Serveñas’ house hours before the shooting.*APN
‘no parking’ policy
The Bacolod City Police Office Traffic Management Unit has implemented the “no parking” policy at Luzuriaga-Gonzaga streets near the central market effective Monday, TMU head, Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche said yesterday.
Acebuche said is the policy will help decongest traffic in the area, especially during peak hours.
He also ordered the installation of steel railings at Araneta Street in front of the old City Hall and Plazamart mall, so that public utility vehicles could use the right lane and private cars the left lane.
Acebuche also said applications for permits of public utility vehicles are still ongoing, but stressed that not all applicants will be given permits.
The vehicles of applicants will be checked by Senior Police Officer 1 Vicente Canuday of the Bacolod Traffic Authority, to make sure these are in good running condition, Acebuche said.
There are about 6,000 public utility vehicles plying the main thoroughfares of Bacolod, and some of these still have no permit to operate, Acebuche also said.
Meanwhile, Acebuche said that Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson has designated him to lead the group that will check the attendance and performance of the traffic enforcers.*APN
Enhancement of cops’
shooting skills sought
The Police Regional Office 6 is hosting a four-day shooting competition tomorrow until May 1 in Pototan, Iloilo, that is aimed enhancing the shooting skills of police personnel in Western Visayas.
Regional police director, Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol, has required all city and provincial police offices, including the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and Bacolod City Police Office, to send their respective shooting teams.
“We want to improve the shooting ability of our personnel; and this competition is only one way of achieving that goal,” Querol said.
The shooting competition is open to members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, PNP recognized gun club members and law enforcement agencies.
Querol said the competition also aimed at establishing good relationship and camaraderie with members of other law enforcement agencies and gun clubs.
He added that a category for lady shooters will also be created to encourage policewomen and other female gun enthusiasts to participate in the competition, on top of individual and team categories.
Those who will participate in the team category must have at least four members.*GPB