Mambusao police chief sacked


ROXAS City — The Mambusao police chief was relieved for failing to stop illegal gambling activities in his area of responsibility.

Effective yesterday, Insp. Lauro dela Torre was transferred to Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO).
He was replaced by SPO4 Edwin Javedra as officer-in-charge.

Dela Torre was relieved for failing to implement the “One-Strike Policy” of then Police Regional Office 6 Director, Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr.

The CPPO conducted an inspection and found out that illegal gambling activities are still rampant in Mambusao town.

Recently, a man was nabbed for collecting bets for Small Town Lottery on Villareal St., Brgy. Poblacion, Mambusao./PN

Farmer found dead


ROXAS City — A 57-year-old farmer from Pilar, Capiz was found dead with several gunshot wounds on his body the other day.

Police identified the man as Elpidio Delfin of Sitio Bat-os, Brgy. San Ramon, Pilar.

Delfin left his house about 7 p.m. to visit his nearby carabao ranch. But he failed to return home, police said.

A few hours later, a certain Rodgie Morales found Delfin dead near the irrigation in a rice field.

Investigation on the case is ongoing.

In another story, a 22-year-old construction worker was electrocuted while fixing a warehouse in Brgy. Salocon, Panit-an, Capiz.

Jasper Abisto, a resident of Brgy. Mianay, Sigma town, sustained second-degree burns in hands and wounds on the chest and head, police said.

Abisto was walking on the rooftop of the warehouse when the iron bar he was carrying hit a live electrical wire, said the police.

He fell from the roof and was immediately rushed to a hospital./P