Two rape-slay cases
good as solved: PNP
The Philippine National Police yesterday declared “good as solved” the two rape-slay incidents in Talisay and Sipalay cities in Negros Occidental, following the arrest and filing of charges against the three suspects.
Supt. Thomas Joseph Martir yesterday said that rape with homicide charges were filed against Lemuel Mirambel, 18, and Lorejhon Domingo, 22, for the brutal killing and molestation of 17-year-old Ma. Rose Matriano in Sitio Panglukasan, Brgy. Cabatangan, Talisay City, on Feb. 14
The arrest of Mirambel two days after the incident, led to the recovery of the decomposing body of the victim in the place, which was half-naked and stripped of her underwear.
Based on the autopsy reports of Talisay City Health Officer Gladys Joy Guanzon, the victim also had a fractured skull and had been molested.
Domingo has remained at-large.
Martir said his investigators were accompanied by the parents of the victim, in filing rape with homicide charges against Mirambel and Domingo, with the Talisay City Prosecutor’s Office.
Talisay police investigations show that the victim was fetched by her suitor, Mirambel, and Lorejhon Domingo, 22, from the residence of her grandfather, to buy whisky, saying they had sought permission from her father.
Mirambel, 18, according to police investigations, and the victim were engaging in sexual acts when Domingo, who was wearing only his underwear and armed with a bolo, arrived, and pushed Mirambel away.
Inspector Pabiolo Ortiz, Talisay deputy police chief, said Mirambel claimed it was Domingo who hacked the victim, although he did not witness how she died because he fled in fear. He, however, did not report the incident to the family of the victim.
Similar charges were also filed earlier by the police against Anthony Tamayo before the City Prosecutor’s Office of Sipalay City who confessed to have molested and killed his niece on Feb. 10.
The body of the victim was found in Brgy. Nauhang, in Sipalay on Feb. 12, two days after she was reported missing by her parents.
Mila Sanchez, mother of the victim, said Anthony her brother, treated her daughter like an “animal”.
Anthony Tamayo who admitted being drunk at the time, also confessed that he strangled and slammed the victim into a hard object, when she resisted his advances and fought back.
He apologized to his sister for what he did to her daughter.*GPB
3 men apprehended
Three men were arrested in barangays Villamonte and Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, Sunday for alleged jai-alai operations.
Police records yesterday identified those arrested as Jade Daulong, 21, of Purok Sigay in Sitio Magsungay, Brgy.-Singcang; Gerald Jundos, 24, of Capitol Heights Subdivision; and Roger Braga, 33, of Purok Bayanihan, Brgy. Villamonte.
Daulong was apprehended at about 7:50 p.m. in Purok Sigay by Police Officer 1 Jholex Lagtapon who seized a ballpen, a betting stub, carbon paper, and P79 in bet money.
Jundos and Braga were apprehended by the Regional Special Operations Group in Brgy. Villamonte at about 10:30 p.m. also for alleged jai-alai operations.
Chief Insp. Lorenzo Bacia and his companions recovered 12 tipsters with the codename “NBA Sports” and an XRM motorcycle from Jundos and Braga during their arrest.
The three are now detained in police stations 1 and 4, and illegal gambling charges are being readied against them.*APN
Teenager facing more charges
Aside from charges for illegal possession of a firearm and a bladed weapon, a teenager, who was arrested last week in Moises Padilla town, Negros Occidental, may face more cases for concealing his real age, town police chief, Insp. Albert Sy, said.
Julie Villagracia, 18, of Sitio Manlama in Brgy. Montilla, Moises Padilla, was apprehended by the town police and members of the Philippine Army at about 9:10 p.m. Saturday in Brgy. Guinpana-an.
Villagracia, who initially told the police that he is only 17 years, was arrested while carrying an improvised shotgun or “sulpak” with a live ammunition and a 20-inch bolo, while attending a benefit dance for the annual fiesta of Brgy. Guinpana-an, police records showed.
Doubting the suspect’s real age, Sy said they conducted a background check at the Guinpana-an National High School.
Sy said they learned that Villagracia was 17 years old when he was enrolled there in 2009, which means he is now 18 years old. Villagracia is now detained at the Moises Padilla town police jail.*APN