but not raped: police
Bacolod City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz yesterday said that the foreign national who claimed she was raped in the city last week had been sexually molested.
De la Paz said that they could no longer conduct a more intensive investigation on the case because the foreigner flew to Manila right after the alleged molestation happened.
He said several individuals now under their custody are being interrogated but, without the victim, the police cannot file charges against them.
The victim, whose identity the police withheld, claimed she was sleeping when the suspect barged into her room and raped her.
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said it is unfortunate that this happened to someone who is in the city to help the less fortunate Bacoleños.
The victim, a member of a non-government organization, is assigned in a barangay in the city to help indigent children.
Leonardia expressed deep regret over what happened but stressed that this is an isolated case, and said he hopes that this will not affect the image of Bacolod especially during the celebration of the MassKara festival.*APN
Silay PNP tops
The Silay City Police Station topped the performance evaluation rating among 31 city and municipal police stations in Negros Occidental, in the third quarter of 2011, police records show.
The San Carlos City Police Station, which consistently topped the performance rating in the two quarters of 2011, landed in fourth place, with those of Bago and Kabankalan, ranking second and third, respectively.
Police records also showed that Binalbagan topped the performance rating in the municipal category, followed by Hinigaran and Murcia.
This time, the consistent top performer, EB Magalona, ranked fourth.
The Silay police registered an average of 87.54 percent in the performance rating, compared to 84.16 percent of the Bago City police, and 83.57 percent of the Kabankalan police.
Police records also showed that the San Carlos police got an average of 83.21 percent, Cadiz police – 81.57 percent, Himamaylan police – 80.89 percent, La Carlota police – 80.67 percent, Sagay police – 80.18 percent, Victorias police – 79.74 percent, Escalante police – 79.23 percent, Talisay police – 77.94 percent and Sipalay police – 75.04 percent.
Trailing behind the Binalbagan police station in the municipal category, posting an average of 80.92 percent, are Hinigaran – 80.67 percent, Murcia – 80.22 percent, Pontevedra – 80.22 percent, and EB Magalona – 79.46 percent.
The Silay police, whose performance rating has shown a marked improvement compared to previous quarters , ranked first in the area of operations, investigations and intelligence among 12 city police stations, second overall in the aspect of police community relations, with EB Magalona and Moises Padilla police stations.
The 31 police units and stations in Negros Occidental are rated quarterly on their performance and accomplishments in the area of police-community relations, operations, intelligence, investigation, human resource, logistic and personnel.*GPB
A minor reshuffling of police personnel took place effective yesterday at the Bacolod City Police Office, City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said.
De la Paz said Supt. Alexander Ermeo was replaced by Supt. Joseph Bayan as Deputy Director for Administration.
Bayan, a member of Philippine National Police Academy batch 1995, used to be assigned at the Directorate for research and development at Camp Crame before he was sent to Sudan on a United Nations mission.
De la Paz said Bayan will take his place if he is out of town on official functions.
Ermeo, who had served as Deputy Director for Administration for almost a year, will replace Supt. Santiago Rapiz as the deputy Director for Operations.
Rapiz, meanwhile, will remain as the head of the Special Operations Group of BCPO.*APN