in road accidents
Three pedestrians, one of them a 4-year-old boy, weresideswiped by a taxi and two motorcycles in barangays Mansilingan, Singcang-Airport and Bata in Bacolod City Sunday and Monday.
Police records yesterday identified thoseinjured as Glaiza Badieles, 22, of Purok Hollow Blocks in Brgy. Singcang-Airport; Mary De Arabia, 71, of Bangga Baliskad in Brgy. Banago; and Elymar Jumola, 4, of Purok Katilingban in Brgy. Bata.
Police Officer 3 Joey Mira said Badieles was crossing Lacson Extension in Purok Hollow blocks when the Yamaha motorcycle driven by Russell Tupas, Jr. 39, of Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod, sideswiped her at about 9 a.m. Sunday.
Police Officer 1 Ferdimark Peñaroyoreported that De Arabia was crossing Banga Alit in Brgy. Mansilingan when a taxi whose driver was unidentified bumped her and fled at about 6 p.m. Saturday.
Ela Jumola 26, of Purok Katilingban also reported that Elymar, her nephew, was crossing the Mainuswagon road in Brgy. Bata when the motorcycle driven by Jedson Teodosio, 14, of Sawmill 1 of the same barangay, sideswiped him at about 10:25 a.m. Monday.
Jumola was rushed to the Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital while De Arabia and Badieles were both treated at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center.
Three more persons were also injured in separate road accidents in Bacolod City Sunday.
Police Officer 3 Wilson Go, traffic investigator, identified those injured as Billy Bartolome, 26 and Johnson Legaspi, 30, both of Brgy. Tangub and Melandro Memnandre, 39, of Purok Kametal in Brgy. Bata,in Bacolod.
Legaspi was on board a motorcycle driven by Bartolome and they were on their way to Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod when they collided with the jeepney driven by Sammel Togores, 37, of Purok Riverside, Sum-ag at about 11:20 p.m.
Monandre, on the other hand, was driving his tricycle when it collided with a Toyota Corolla vehicle driven by Ellordo Buscado, 62, of Puentebella Subdivision in Brgy. Taculing at about 4:10 p.m.*APN
4 arrested for ‘jai-alai’
Four persons were apprehended in the cities of Bacolod and Bago, Negros Occidental, Monday for allegedly engaging in illegal jai-alai operations.
The police yesterday identified those apprehended as Allan Onga, 34, of Sta. Rita, Barangay Dulao in Bago; Josephine Valenzuela, 42, of Rizal Street in Murcia town; Resty Rodriguez, 24, of Margarita Street in Brgy. Villamonte, and Rowena Navales, 23, of Brgy. Mansilingan, both in Bacolod.
Bago City police commander, Chief Insp. Simeon Gane, said Onga was arrested at about 5:45 p.m. in Purok Conchita, Barangay Dulao, while allegedly in the act of collecting bets for jai-alai.
PO3 Angelo Geroche, PO2s Archibald Villados and Ruben Jen Tamon, and PO1 Hernani Pongyan and Insp. Allan Reloj recovered eight tipsters with the codename “jai-alai de Manila”, yellow pad papers, carbon papers, receipt stabs, a cellular phone, and P510 in cash.
Valenzuela and Navales were arrested by PO2 Warren Dela Cerna at about 8 p.m. at the Murcia road in front of the Coca-Cola plant while allegedly in the act of soliciting bets for jai-alai.
Policemen recovered two tipsters with the codename “Target”, a bundle of betting stubs, a ballpen and P40 in bet money from Navales.
Rodriguez, meanwhile, was apprehended at about 9:30 p.m. at Burgos Extension in Brgy. Estefania in Bacolod City, from whom the police recovered four tally sheets and a motorcycle.*APN
Check on stations,
De la Paz orders
Bacolod City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, yesterday tasked newly installed deputy director Supt. Santiago Rapiz to check the police stations amid complaints that some precincts are closed at nighttime, and some policemen are sleeping while on duty.
De la Paz said he received complaints from concerned citizens that there are precincts that are closed and complainants are not entertained immediately. Other complaints were that there are policemen who are sleeping while on duty, while others are reportedly playing “tong-its”.
De la Paz told Rapiz to report to him which police precincts are guilty of these complaints so their chiefs will be reprimanded, because these acts project a bad image to the entire Philippine National Police organization, he added.
Meanwhile, Rapiz, who officially assumed as deputy director for Operations on June 13, said he will work hand-in-hand with De la Paz for the betterment of the BCPO.
Rapiz was relieved as officer-in-charge of the Cadiz City police station and was reassigned to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office. He also used to be the station commander of Police Stations 1 and 4 in Bacolod City.*APN