One of 20
One of the 20 most-wanted persons in EB. Magalona was arrested by the police Wednesday, and two others were apprehended for qualified theft in Manapla, police records show.
The arrested suspect identified as Nelson Cabahug Jr., 27, was apprehended in Brgy. Latasan, EB Magalona, by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Silay Regional Trial Court Judge Reynaldo Alon for the crime of frustrated murder.
In his report to Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, Police Senior Inspector Conrado Rances said Cabahug, who is in the list of the top 20 most wanted persons in EB Magalona, has P200,000 as recommended bail.
Two other suspects with pending arrest warrants for qualified theft, identified as Joebert Despujo, 42, and Joelito Bisual, 18, were also apprehended by the police in Brgy. Punta Mesa, Manapla.
Senior Inspector Edencio Gregorio,Manapla police chief, said Silay RTC Judge Felipe Banzon has recommended P40,000 as bail for each of the arrested suspects.
Despujo and Bisual are now detained at the Manapla police jail.*GPB
Man dies from hanging
in suspected suicide
A man, who allegedly attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself with a rope in Purok Paho, Brgy. Taculing in Bacolod City, at about 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, died later that day at the hospital.
After he was discovered, Ernesto Sosano, 46, was rushed to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center and was later transferred to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he died, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, Station 6 commander said yesterday.
The attending physician, said he died of cardiac arrest at about 9:30 p.m., Gentoleo said.
Investigation showed that Sosano and his wife, Roselyn, had engaged in a fight earlier and the latter left the house. Hours later, Sosano asked his minor child to look for his mother.
When Roselyn and her child arrived at their house, they found Sosano hanging with a rope tied around his neck and attached to a wood truss in their house, Gentoleo said.
The police ruled out foul play in the incident, and said that the family is no longer interested to request for an autopsy of the body, he said.
Gentoleo said Sosano's body was brought to the Holy Angels Funeral Parlor at Lacson Street in Bacolod.*SGG
Chief Supt. Josephus Angan, regional police director of Western Visayas, ordered yesterday the Bacolod City Police Office personnel to eliminate all illegal gambling operations in the city.
Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel said the BCPO has been waging an all-out war against illegal gambling, especially “jai alai”, since last year, but it will be intensified as directed by the Police Regional Office-6.
Ordaniel said the police intelligence branch will investigate whether new operators of illegal numbers games are existing in Bacolod, since the recent apprehensions by the 10 police stations yielded new tipsters with the codename “Crocodile”.
He said he ordered the intelligence operatives to validate whether “Crocodile” is a new illegal gambling operator or an old one, that has only been renamed.
The police identified only two big “jai alai” operators that are still operating in the city, Ordaniel said.
Meanwhile, he said all police stations were directed through the radio communication to conduct more surprise checkpoint operations, following the three consecutive robbery incidents in barangays Mandalagan, Estefania, and 21, in the city.*SGG