7 hurt in road mishap, hacking


ROXAS City — At least seven persons were recently injured in two separate accidents in the province.

Five men were confined in the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) after a speeding Tamaraw FX hit their motorcycle.

Police identified the victims as Shanrey Flogat, 17; Reymart Lacerna, 20; Jerry Benedicto, 17; Mark Ian Ponsion; and Bonifacio Rendogo, 16 — all from Brgy. Bago here.

Police reports said the accident happened at about 12:40 midnight.

The tricycle was rammed by the speeding vehicle while traversing along Arnaldo Boulevard.

Witnesses said the Tamarraw FX fled after the incident.

Investigation on the case is ongoing.

On the other hand, two persons were seriously wounded in a hacking incident in Brgy. Banica here on Monday.

Police identified the victims as Edison Lim, 23, and Orland Benosa, 21, both of Mandaon, Masbate.

Lim sustained hack wound on the neck while Benosa sustained a stab wound on his back.

The victims pointed Dennis Arancillo, 22, of Mandaon, Masbate, and Jun Mar Carubuan, 21, of Montalban, Rizal as the suspects.

Earlier, the suspects and the victims were having a drinking spree after transporting sand and gravel from Aklan province, police said.

A heated argument later ensued between them, which triggered the incident, said the police./PN

Man gets ‘life’ for illegal drugs


ROXAS City — A man was sentenced to life imprisonment for selling illegal drugs five years ago.

Rogie Tullo of San Roque Street here was also ordered to pay the P500,000 penalty by Judge Delano Villaruz of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16.

Tullo was nabbed by the police in a buy-bust operation near his house sometime in December 2005.
Recovered from him was .05 grams of metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.

In another story, a teacher wanted for estafa was nabbed by the police recently.

Operatives of Ivisan police arrested Laila Villareal, 53, of Brgy. Malocloc Norte, Ivisan town.

Judge Delano Villaruz of the RTC Branch 16 issued the warrant of arrest against Villareal./PN