MERGE Police cordon the area where four armed men shot dead Police Officer 1 Eric Alcosaba in Bacolod City, Saturday*

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A police officer, who had gone absent without leave, was shot dead in broad daylight by armed men in front of McDonalds East at the Circumferential Road in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, at about 3:50 p.m. Saturday.

The victim was identified as Police Officer 1 Eric Alcosaba, 39, of Barangay Mansilingan in Bacolod, Police Maj. Reynante Jomocan, Station 4 chief, said yesterday.

Four men, armed with long firearms and wearing bonnets, gunned down Alcosaba, who had come out from the fast food chain, and had boarded his Toyota Hilux pickup, Jomocan said. moremoremore

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Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon condemned yesterday the killing of a policeman, linked to the illegal drug tradewho went absent without leave, in Bacolod City Saturday, while Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said such action is never condoned.

PO1 Eric Alcosaba, 39, was gunned down by four unidentified men wearing bonnets in front of McDonald’s East at the Circumferential Road in Barangay Villamonte at 3: 50 p.m. Saturday.

Leonardia said “We do not condone such actions”, and stressed the need for the police to be on alert to prevent such incidents and to work on arresting the perpetrators. moremoremore


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One hundred seven Negrenses completed skilled courses at the Negros Occidental Language Information Technology Center (NOLITC) in rites held Friday in Bacolod City.

In his message read by executive assistant Charina Magallanes-Tan, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said, that education is one of the top priorities of his administration. He added that education remains the most important tool in lifting families out of poverty.

He urged NOLITC to reach out to more Negrenses and to continue to provide solid opportunities for the youth.