Soldier kills civilian – report


ROXAS City — An alleged member of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Jamindan, Capiz is being investigated for killing a civilian recently.

The police identified the victim as Larry Atanacio, 24, of Sitio Agbalagon, Brgy. Jaina Norte, 

Pending further investigation, the suspect’s identity is being withheld.

Reports reaching the Capiz Police Provincial Office said Atanacio and the suspect were on their way to a benefit dance on Sunday evening when a heated argument ensued between them.

Prior to the incident, they were seen having a drinking binge in a store.

Atanacio, who was found dead along the road, succumbed to a gunshot wound on his body, police said.

Policemen recovered an empty shell of .45-caliber pistol allegedly used by the suspect in shooting the victim.

In another story, a 22-year-old farmer was shot in Pilar, Capiz on Monday. He died.

Mario Bautista of Sitio Tunga, Brgy. Dulangan, Pilar was allegedly shot by Roberly Borres, 23, and Bertito Borres, 48, both of Brgy. Dulangan, the police said.

The suspects shot Bautista when the latter was on his way home, police said.

Bautista, said the police, was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival due to gunshot wounds on the leg and right chest.

Recovered from the crime scene was an empty shell of a 12-gauge shotgun. The suspect fled after the incident./PN


Man electrocuted

ROXAS City — A 39-year-old man got electrocuted in Brgy. Talon here on Monday.

Vicente Isiderio died upon arrival at the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital due to third degree burns.

He was about to feed his cattle when he accidentally touched the live wire of the Capiz Electric Cooperative, police said.

In another story, a 52-year-old woman complained to the police that her bag was carted away by unidentified suspects while she was inside the Gaisano Mall on Monday.

Elsa Sarabia of Brgy. Hanglid, President Roxas, Capiz, said her bag had gone missing after she put it under a table to attend to her two grandchildren.

The bag contains P17,000 cash, a mobile phone and a bracelet, she told the police. (Felipe Celino/PN


Fire disaster response 
training held in Sapian

ROXAS City — A fire disaster response training was recently held in Sapian, Capiz to fully equip members of the town’s disaster team.

The three-day training for the 40 members of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) of Sapian was conducted in coordination with the Capiz DRRMC, said Office of the Civil Defense-Capiz head Anna Gangoy.

Gangoy said the activity aimed to enhance the capability of the newly organized fire response team of Sapian, especially on basic life saving technique, water search and rescue as well as earthquake and fire drills.

Sapian Executive Assistant Lani Arnz Caberte said with the capability training, the response team can help not only the town’s people but also those from neighboring towns, and even outside the province.

Present during the training were RDRRMC head and Office of the Civil Defense 6 Director Rosario Cabrera, Gov. Victor Tanco and representatives from various national government agencies like the Philippine Coast Guard, Department of Health, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Philippine Red Cross and the Provincial Communication Team.

“In fact, we been receiving resolutions from Aklan, extending to our municipality the assistance we have been extending to them during disasters like fire,” he said.

Caberte said their Fire Disaster Emergency Unit is fully equipped with complete fire fighting protective gears and equipments.

In addition, they have been conducting refresher training for MDRRMC members twice a year since 2008, he said.

He said Mayor Arturo Orosco has put disaster response and management as one of his priority agenda.
This made the municipal government acquire fiber glass boat and heavy equipment, coupled with manpower and training, he added. (Jemin B. Guillermo/PIA/PN)

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