Brgy chief shoots man


ROXAS City — A village chief in Pontevedra, Capiz was shot by a man inside their barangay hall on Wednesday.

However, Manapao Barangay Captain Manuel Arcenas managed to retaliate, shooting his alleged assailant Georvin Balasa, PO3 Romeo Dadivas said.

According to Arcenas, 45-year-old Balasa is a fisherman resident of their barangay.

Dadivas said Balasa who entered the barangay hall drunk shot Arcenas, 57, using a 12-gauge shotgun, hitting the latter on the left side of his body.

Arcenas later shot Balasa using his .45-caliber pistol, hitting him on the abdomen, police said.

Balasa was rushed to the nearby Bailan District Hospital in Pontevedra town.

He was later transferred to the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital in this city for further medical attention.

On the other hand, the wife of Balasa denied that her husband owns a firearm, and that he shot Arcenas.

She also publicly appealed for financial help for having insufficient money to shoulder Balasa’s surgery, police said.

Arcenas was brought by his relatives to the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital.

He surrendered his firearm together with two magazines and seven live ammunitions to the police.

Police recovered from the crime scene empty shells of .45-caliber pistol ammunition.

They have yet to determine the motive behind the incident, but they suspect old grudges and drunkenness may have pushed Balasa to shoot Arcenas./PN

‘Robbers’ shoot tricycle driver


ROXAS City — Two alleged robbers shot a 42-year-old tricycle driver inside his house in Dumalag, Capiz recently.

SPO2 Edmundo Febrada of the Dumalag police station identified the victim as Suzimo Mangao of Brgy. Sto. Niño, Dumalag.

Police said Mangao was awakened by a loud noise from their living room.

When the victim tried to check the cause of the noise, he saw their front door opened, with the two unidentified men already inside his house, said the police.

The suspects shot Mangao using a firearm of an unknown caliber. They immediately fled after the incident, police said.

Mangao, on the other hand, was brought to the Mambusao District Hospital in Mambusao town.
The police conducted a manhunt operation against the suspects.

In another story, a man and his wife — both wanted for theft — were arrested in Panay, Capiz on Tuesday.

The police nabbed Romeo Silvestre alias “Beroy” and Monina Silvestre, both of Brgy. Tanza Norte, Panay, Capiz.

Regional Trial Court Branch 15 Judge Juliana Azarraga issued the warrant of arrest against the suspects.
The couple are currently detained in the lockup facility of the Panay police station./PN