Illegal drugs a threat to Capiz, says Tanco


ROXAS City – “I consider illegal drugs a real threat to our province. Give priority to our anti-illegal drugs campaign.” This is Gov. Victor Tanco’s marching order to Capiz Police Director, Senior Supt. Renato Gumban.

“Intensify preventive measures and arrest persons involved in the illegal drug business,” Tanco ordered Gumban and town police chiefs during Friday’s command conference at the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO).

Tanco cited the recent accomplishment of the Capiz police – the arrest on October 16, 2010 of Sulpicio Marcelino, a fugitive drug suspect.

The governor assured Gumban of his full support. He promised to make available funds for the CPPO.

Tanco also hailed the police for keeping the province peaceful during the recent barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections./PN 


2 killed in shooting, hacking


ROXAS City -- Two persons were killed in separate shooting and hacking incidents in Capiz and Iloilo.

The police identified the shooting victim as Jun-jun Sioco of Masbate. He was shot in Estancia, Iloilo.

Sioco was temporarily residing in Purok 1, Brgy. Libas here and had been working as crew of a fishing boat.

Witnesses said Sioco had just returned from the Estancia port when shot by a still unidentified suspect.

The victim was brought to hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

In another story, a man from Brgy. Linateran, Panay, Capiz was hacked on the head in Panay, Capiz.

The police identified the victim as Milo Barredo, 44.

Police said he was last seen with four drinking buddies./P
GRO mauled for rejecting client

ROXAS City -- A 21-year-old guest relation officer (GRO) claimed that two women mauled her for refusing to go with a man.

Maribel Manes of Negros Occidental sustained facial injuries. She identified her attackers as 59-year-old Belen Regalado and daughter Mary Grace, both residents of Sitio Cassandra Crossing, Brgy. Punta Tabuc here.

Manes said the two, who looked for a man to go out with her, used a broken bottle to wound her face.

The Regalados, however, denied this. Mary Grace said Manes had a quarrel with her customer. (Felipe Celino/PN)


Man gets ‘life’ for rape-slay 
of 80-year old woman


ROXAS City -- A court sentenced a 39-year-old man to life imprisonment for the crime of rape with homicide.

Benny Montero of Brgy. Matnog, Ivisan, Capiz was found guilty of raping and killing 80-year-old Estrella Laurente, his aunt.

The crime happened on June 2, 2001 at the victim’s house.

Laurente’s daughter Geline Jugao, 36, testified against Montero. She caught Montero raping her mother.

Jugao said her mother was already conscious, and blood was oozing from her head.

The court also ordered Montero to indemnify his aunt’s family with P75,000.

In another court case, two men were sentenced to life imprisonment for drug pushing.

Edgar Talabucon of Mabini St., Roxas City was caught selling 0.03 grams of shabu to a police poseur-buyer on April 21, 2003.

On the other hand, Alexander Amitin of Brgy. Banica, Roxas City was caught in a buy-bust operation on December 19, 2002. Some 0.04 grams of shabu were recovered from him./PN