Mayor to investigate ‘irregularity’ in CHO

ROXAS City — Mayor Angel Alan Celino will investigate the alleged falsification of official receipt committed by an employee of the City Health Office.

Celino vowed that there will be no “white-wash” in the investigation against Chona Dublado.

“Let us give her due process (for her) to answer all the alleged irregularities … She will be presumed innocent until proven otherwise,” said Celino.

The anomaly was discovered recently when a client paid Dublado P130 but the attached duplicate on the receipt stipulated only P30.

City Treasurer Lito Almodiente issued a memorandum ordering the relief of Dublado.

Dublado was also ordered to return all the receipts and other accounting forms with her.

The City Council Committee on Good Government will also help investigate the alleged irregularity. (Felipe Celino/PN)

2 die in shooting


ROXAS City — Two persons died in separate shooting incidents recently.

Forty-year-old Arnold Agonias of Brgy. Banica here was shot by one of the two motorcycle-riding suspects while he was walking along Atila Balgos Avenue in their barangay.

He was rushed to the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Witnesses told the police that the two bonnet-wearing suspects were about 40 years old.

The suspects fled after the incident, police said.

Authorities recovered from the crime scene empty shells of a 12-gauge shotgun.

In the evening of the same day, two unidentified suspects shot dead a man during a drinking binge on Bangbang Street here.

Forty-five-year-old Ronald Apruebo of Rizal Street succumbed to fatal gunshot wounds on the face and neck.

The victim’s live-in partner identified as Cristy Abesto was shocked upon hearing of the incident. Police said witnesses heard three gun shots.

The two shooting incidents are possibly related, considering that the two suspects who shot Apruebo were also onboard a motorcycle, according to the city police chief, Supt. Kashmir Disomangcop.

Bangbang Street is about a kilometer away from Brgy. Banica./PN

Man shoots farmer


ROXAS City — Authorities nabbed a former employee of the Capiz Electric Cooperative for shooting a farmer recently.

Sixty-year-old Joaquin Derecho of Brgy. Quios, Panitan, Capiz shot 37-year-old Nick Diaz of Brgy. Bangaan of the same town, according to PO2 Elmer Daliva, officer-on-case.

Derecho was having a drinking binge in a store when Diaz passed by.

Without much provocation, the suspect shot the victim using a firearm of unknown caliber, hitting the latter on the left foot, said the police.

Diaz was brought to the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital while Derecho voluntarily surrendered to the police.

In another story, elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) recently arrested a woman wanted for qualified theft.

Authorities led by SPO4 Rito delos Santos collared Marifen Mendoza, 25, of Sitio San Jose, Brgy. Nagba, Cuartero, Capiz.

Regional Trial Court Branch 19 Judge Esperanza Poco Deslate issued the warrant of arrest against the suspect.

Mendoza is currently under the custody of the CIDG for failing to post bail for her temporary liberty pegged at P40,000./PN

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