'Salvage' Victim

10 February 2013

CAMP GARCIA, Cavite - Another victim of ''salvaging,'' a police term for summary execution, was found on the Trece Martires-Amadeo Road in Barangay Conchu, Trece Martires City around 7 a.m. last Saturday. It was the third body discovered in the province in 10 days. Police described the latest find as a man between 30 and 35 years old, about 5'2'' tall, of medium built, wearing a red ''Polo'' sweatshirt and short maong pants. Police Officer 2 Henry Loyola Austria, case investigator, said the victim bore multiple stab wounds; his head wrapped with packaging taped; and his hands and feet bound together. (Anthony Giron)

143 ARRESTED

TUGUEGARAO CITY - A total of 143 people have been arrested in the provinces of the Cagayan Valley region since the start of the police campaign against loose firearms and private armed groups last month, the Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) reported yesterday. Senior Superintendent Rufino Jeffrey Manire, PRO2 deputy director for operations, said he is pleased with the progress of their implementation of ''Oplan Manhunt Charlie'' and ''Oplan Katok,'' both aimed at ensuring peace throughout the election season. (Freddie G. Lazaro)

BOGUS COPS SENT TO JAIL

LIMAY, Bataan - A woman and two men who introduced themselves as police officers were arrested over the weekend for trying to extort money from a 44-year-old sari-sari store owner in Barangay St. Francis this town. Chief Inspector Crizalde Conde, local police chief, identified the suspects as Sheryl Mariano, 30, of Barrio Roxas, Barangay St. Francis II, here; and Rudy dela Cruz, 23, and Michael Joe dela Cruz 25, both residents of Navotas City, Metro Manila. Conde said the three were entrapped by covert police agents as they tried to collect P50,000 from the store owner, identified only as ''Anastacia.'' Conde said the three are set to be charged today with robbery with intimidation. (Mar T. Supnad)

ASNA AWARDS

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan - The province is encouraging the public to send nominations for the Search for Most Outstanding Pangasinenses through the Philippine Tourism Office's (PTO's) 2013 ASNA Awards. Now on its third year, the ASNA Awards recognizes Pangasinense achievers whose selfless dedication to their respective professions or vocations has resulted in outstanding contributions to the welfare of the province, the country and its citizens. The deadline for submission of nominations is on March 4, 2013 through tourismpangasinan@yahoo.com or at PTO, G/F Malong Building, Capitol Compound, Lingayen. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)

CARNIVAL MISHAP

DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan - Sixteen-year-old Aaron Daroy - one of four high school students who fell 10 feet from a ferris wheel last Friday - remains in critical condition at the Pangasinan Medical Center, it was learned yesterday. Police said that immediately after the accident happened, the operation of the carnival ride at the University of Pangasinan-Phinma Foundation Day celebration had been stopped. The three other students who figured in the accident - April Love Laureta, Jeanne Ng, and Pamela Denise Sotelo - have been sent home by the same hospital after treatment of minor injuries. While police are investigating whether or not the carnival ride operator has a liability in the incident, they also reminded to students to avoid misbehaving while on such rides to prevent similar accidents. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)