IBP, prov’l board give free
legal aid to indigents


ROXAS City — Indigent residents in Sapian town have availed themselves of free legal assistance by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Capiz and the Provincial Board Committee on Social Justice and Human Rights yesterday.

Several residents consulted their legal problems to the battery of lawyers with the facilitation of Board member Remia Fuentes-Bartolome.

The free legal aid recently given to residents of Panitan town was impressive — the reason why the activity was held again in Sapian, according to Bartolome.

Among the lawyers who gave free legal assistance were Attys. Marcelo Augusto Cosgayon, Leodegario Dadivas, Orlanda Lumawag, Rochelle Gregorio, Kristina Gigawin, Christine Joy Banday and Emilyn Depon.

The group plans to continue giving free legal services in other towns of Capiz, Bartolome said.

Mayor Arturo “Turic” Orosco and his wife Dr. Evangeline Oñas–Orosco also supported the activity./PN

Man nabbed for illegal gambling


ROXAS City — A 33-year-old man was jailed for collecting illegal gambling bets.

Mamerto Obligar was arrested by personnel of the Mambusao Police Station after he was caught collecting bets for Small Town Lottery in Villareal St., Brgy. Poblacion, Mambusao town on Tuesday.

He is a resident of Brgy. Atiplo, Mambusao.

Recovered from the suspect were gambling paraphernalia that include a bundle of STL stubs and bet money.

Obligar, who is currently detained in the lockup cell of the Mambusao Police Station, is facing charges for violation of Presidential Decree 1602 as amended by Republic Act 9287 or the illegal gambling law.

In another story, a man complained to the Roxas City Police Station after he was allegedly verbally harassed by a police officer.

Ernesto Bergantinos and PO1 Jun Aranza accidentally met in Brgy. Baybay here, police said.
Aranza allegedly told Bergantinos, “Indi ka magdugay (You will not live longer).”

Bergantinos said he could not understand why Aranza acted that way./PN



Police hunts hacking suspects

ROXAS City — Personnel of the Sapian Police Station launched a manhunt operation against a father and son who were suspects in hacking a colleague during a drinking binge in Brgy. Poblacion, Sapian recently.

Ronaldo Saldo, 41, and his son Jose Reggie Saldo, 19, fled after allegedly hacking 21-year-old Roxan Dorado of Brgy. Taslan, Dumarao using a bolo, police said.

Dorado and the Saldos were having a drinking binge in a store when a misunderstanding between them erupted, said the police.

The suspects allegedly hacked the victim on the head and other parts of the body, police said.

Their drunkenness may have caused them to hurt the victim, said the police./PN