Lady cop gets award

ROXAS City — The public information officer of the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) was recognized during the 20th Philippine National Police Foundation Day yesterday held at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.

PO3 Donna Borro Asmod received the Medalya ng Papuri award from Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol Jr., regional police director.

She was recognized for her significant contribution as an Outstanding Public Information Officer of Capiz, which led to the attainment of the overall mission and objectives of the Police Regional Office 6 in 2010, the citation said. (Felipe Celino/PN)
Car hits motorcycle: 2 dead, 1 wounded


ROXAS City — Two young men died and another was severely injured after a pick-up car hit the motorcycle they were riding in Tapaz, Capiz the other day.

Roniel Somaria and Archie Pio — both 19 years old and residents of Brgy. Poblacion, Tapaz — died on the spot.

They succumbed to fatal injuries on the different parts of their body, said officer-on-case PO3 Rocer Garde of the Tapaz police station.

Their colleague, 21-year-old Raymund Barnido sustained injuries on his body. He is currently confined in a hospital in this city, the police said.

A speeding pick-up car driven by seaman Orlyn Franco, 32, hit the motorcycle the victims were riding while the latter was heading toward the town’s Poblacion, disclosed the police.

Due to the collision’s strong impact, the victims were thrown out of the motorcycle, police said.
Franco surrendered to the police after the incident.

In another story, authorities arrested a 40-year-old man wanted for killing his drinking companion in Pilar, Capiz.

Policemen nabbed Jeffrey Sarad of Brgy. Dulangan, Pilar after a witness pointed him as the one who shot dead Mateo Bangcoyo in December last year.

A heated argument ensued between the two while having a drinking binge, according to Insp. Ahlie Estember, Pilar police chief.

Sarad, he said, shot the victim on the head using a 12-gauge shotgun.

He fled after the incident but he was traced through a police hot pursuit operation./PN

Ex-legal officer dies


ROXAS City — A former provincial and city legal officer died on January 31 due to a lung ailment.

Lawyer Napoleon Oducado succumbed to a severe lung complication in the Saint Anthony College Hospital here. He was 69.

Oducado is one of the known legal luminaries in this city and in the province.

He served two governors — with Cornelio Villareal Jr. as provincial administrator, and with Vicente Bermejo as provincial legal officer.

When Bermejo was elected mayor of this city in 2007, he made Oducado city legal officer.

Oducado’s daughter Natalie Oducado-Francisco said her father had been active in legal practice, particularly on criminal and administrative cases.

Born in November 6, 1941, Oducado was one of the lawyers of former dyOW Bombo Radyo station manager Herson “Boy” Hinolan who was assassinated in 2003./PN

Celino appoints new city legal exec

ROXAS City — Mayor Angel Alan Celino has recently appointed a new city legal officer in the person of Atty. Joseph Ador Ramos.

However, Ramos’ appointment has to be finalized, considering a Civil Service Commission (CSC) provision that says a lawyer cannot privately practice law after being assigned in government.

Ramos has been a legal officer of a private company in Makati City for two years prior to his stint at the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) in Capiz.

Two years later, he resigned from PAO and privately practiced law here.

He also taught at the Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion College of Law for a year, and later at the Capiz State University.

Ramos earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Metro Manila in 1999, and passed the Bar examination the following year.

He took Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at St. Pius X Seminary here.

Acting city legal officer Atty. Luvim Dalisay Amores resigned in December last year.

Amores resigned due to lack of five-year law practice, a requirement of CSC./PN

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