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Brother-in-law versus Sister-in-law

Mantahan, Maasin City - Joyce Jane Markines Verrano, a popular business woman here, reported to the police that her brother in law Diosdado Villamor, who is married to her sister Jocelyn had threatened to kill her. She claimed that last March 2, 2014 he sent her this message “cge ingna lang ko unsa gani pagbinuotan dha walo raba ako pusil karon.cge bye.”

She told the Southern Leyte Times that she reported the incident because the text message really frightened her. Villamor is no stranger to the Southern Leyte Times which he filed a multi-million peso Libel complaint against several years ago for allegedly maligning him. His complaint was later dismissed for lack of merit.

Dongon Rape Update

We have just been informed that the Office of the City Prosecutor has endorsed the rape complaint of the 15 year old high school student from Dongon to the Maasin Regional Trial Court. This means the court can now issue a warrant for the arrest of the suspect, who happens to be the victims Uncle, and is believed to be hiding somewhere in Manila. The alleged rape which occurred last August 16 is considered a heinous crime (a non-bailable offense) because the victim was a minor.

Did the cashier do it?

TAGNIPA, MAASIN CITY - Last October 6, 2014 the accountant of the Bohol Bike Shop Marvie Ajoc, a 33 year old resident here reported to the city PNP that at about 3:00 p.m. last October 1 their cashier Tanshaine Rafael, a native of San Jose, Surigao del Norte had reportedly left their office with P71, 000 of their company’s hard earned money. She added that Ms. Rafael had been absent since October 4.

Abgao fire destroys 2 story building

The two story Arnaiz building in barangay Abgao, Maasin City, was gutted by fire last October 4, 2014. City firefighters have estimated total damages at P1.5 million. Fortunately the owner of the building and the other members of his family were not around when the fire started. Fire Officer 1 Rex Austeria of the City’s Bureau of Fire Prevention Office believes faulty electric wiring may have caused the fire and has ruled out arson for the time being.

DYDM office burglarized

Last September 27, 2014 DYDM Representative Ramon Buyser told police that the DYDM power house inside the SJC Extension Campus in Mambajao was burglarized by thieves who cut the barbed wire above the concrete wall of the compound. Buyser said the intruders ran off with two motolite batteries worth P13, 000 and one Samsung air conditioner. Buyser added that there was a guard on duty at the time, but he was stationed at the gate, and the power station was at the opposite side of the campus. Police suspect the robbers had knowledge of the station’s content and knew exactly what they were after. The incident took place between 1 and 3 a.m. that morning.

CM Teacher robbed

TUNGA-TUNGA, MAASIN - A high school teacher lost her e-machine netbook worth 18,000 pesos here which she kept at her office on the second floor of the college’s student government building last September 17, 2014. Police investigator PO3 Sancho Orito said the victim, Gloria Bacayo, said she kept the computer inside her desk which was pilfered by the burglars. Orito said they suspected it was an inside job because the thieves knew exactly where the e-machine was kept. He also warned city residents that thieves were very active this time of the year leading to the Christmas holidays and should take precautions.

Espina Museum Robbed

TUNGA-TUNGA, MAASIN – The Espina Museum was reportedly robbed last September 13, 2014 at around 3:40 p.m. According to Jeno Cueva, he 36 year old victim who reported the robbery, the burglars entered the premises by breaking the glass window at the ground floor. They then pilfered a cabinet containing jewelries worth 30,000 pesos and also took an antique jar worth 12,000 pesos. Police suspect the robbers were familiar with the place, since they knew exactly where the jewelries were kept, and the value of the antique jar.



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