News from Capiz for March 7,2014
Here are the latest news from Capiz for March 7,2014 as compiled by Capiz News.
Two wanted persons nabbed in Capiz
Two wanted persons for the crimes of estafa and frustrated homicide were arrested in separate operations Wednesday.
Roxas City police arrested Giovanni Pimentel, 35, of Brgy. Milibili here for estafa.
His warrant of arrest was issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Esperanza Isabel Poco-Deslate of Branch 19 here dated Feb. 13, 2012.The court pegged P32,000 bail for his temporary liberty.
On the same day, the police arrested George Cadiz, 40, of Brgy. Bolo here for the crime of frustrated homicide.
Cadiz’s warrant of arrest was issued by RTC Judge Delano Villarruz of Branch 16 here dated Feb. 24, 2014.The court pegged P24,000 for his temporary liberty.
The two did not post bail and are detained at Roxas City PNP station. By: Felipe V. Celino / The Daily Guardian
SP rejects Mambusao’s P471-M investment plan
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Capiz will not approve Mambusao’s P471-million Annual Investment Plan unless the signature of fugitive mayor Leodegario Labao Jr. is replaced by the signature of Acting Mayor Jose Alba.
In its regular session March 5, the SP rejected again the town’s AIP, which has been pending before the body for three months now.
Board Member Emmanuel Billones Jr. suggested returning the plan to Mambusao Sangguniang Bayan to replace Labao’s signature with Alba’s.
Last week, majority of the body refused to pass the AIP for the same reason despite the efforts of some members to have the AIP approved.
Board Member Jeffrey Layo tried to convince the body saying Labao’s warrant of arrest was already lifted. Layo said even Governor Victor Tanco Sr. recognizes Labao as Mambusao’s mayor.
Billones countered why Labao is still in hiding despite the lifting of his warrant of arrest.
Before the May 2013 elections, Labao was issued a warrant of arrest for allegedly masterminding the killing of former Mambusao vice mayor Dr. Abel Martinez in May 2012.
Meanwhile, Alba will seek advice from the Department of the Interior and Local Government regarding the non-approval of the town’s AIP.
It will take a lot of time and effort to change the AIP to replace Labao’s signature, Alba said.
He admitted that Labao reported only once since they assumed office in July 2013.
Reports said a court in Mambusao is still to decide on Labao’s motion for judicial determination of probable cause. Moreover, the Supreme Court is yet to appoint a judge in the court which handles Labao’s case. By: Felipe V. Celino / The Daily Guardian
P.9M cash stolen, jewelry spared
Cash worth almost a million pesos were believed taken by robbers from a house in Twin Hearts Village, Brgy. Dayao here recently.
Allen May Tupaz, 33, told the police she just found their drawer containing P900,000 cash and jewelry open.
The robbers did not take any of the jewelry, according to Tupaz.
Police said the suspects may have climbed up the wall and gained entry through the window. They are still investigating the incident. JOSE ARSENIO QUINZON /PanayNews
P50,000 lost to fire in Capiz
A fire hit a two-storey house in Sitio Putod, Brgy. Dinginan here recently.
Only the first floor of the house owned by Gabriela Fuentes was razed. It was made of both concrete and light materials.
Residents helped extinguish the blaze, preventing it from spreading to the second floor.
Still, about P50,000 worth of properties went up in smoke.
The Bureau of Fire Protection here remained clueless on the origin of the fire as of press time.
Occupants of the house were not around during the fire. JOSE ARSENIO QUINZON /PanayNews