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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, March 20, 2017
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Two killed in Bacolod, too

An elderly woman and a jeepney driver were killed in Bacolod City yesterday.

Virginia Sumagan, 69, was robbed and killed in her house at Bugnay Street, La Salle Avenue in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, at about 2 a.m. yesterday.

She was brought to the Bacolod Doctors Hospital but was declared dead on arrival at about 2:57 a.m. by attending physician Jade Paul Morin, a police report said.

Sumagan had injuries in her ears and a bite mark on her right hand, the police said.

Investigation showed that Joseph, 39, son of Sumagan, discovered the door of the latter's room open and the victim lying on the floor with a hankerchief tied around her neck, and their belongings scattered, police records show.

The portable stereo worth P1,000, several pieces of jewelry valued at P10,000, rubber shoes worth P2,000, a cellular phone and Sumagan's wallet, were also reportedly missing, the police said.

Senior Insp. Larry Teovisio, Police Station 4 chief, said that the suspect/s strangled Sumagan with a handkerchief before stealing the items.

However the police are still facing a blank wall as to the identities of the suspect/s, Teovisio said, adding that the case is still under investigation.


Meanwhile, a jeepney driver was hit with a steel tube and then shot dead at the Circumferential Road in PurokKamansi, Barangay Banago in Bacolod City, at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

EfraemPayas, 43, of PurokTinagongParaiso in Barangay Banago, succumbed to several gunshot wounds on his head and body, the police said.

Investigation showed that Payas was fixing his jeepney when the two suspects, on board an orange jeepney plying the Bata-Libertad route, stopped near him.

Payas, the unidentified driver of the jeep, and his passenger then began stoning each other, Senior Police Officer 1 Donnie Garcia, investigator of Police Station 3, said.

The driver alighted and hit Payas with a steel tube, before shooting him with a firearm of unknown caliber, Garcia said.

Bystanders claimed they heard four to five gunshots, Garcia said.

He said the police already have leads as to the identities of the suspects and the motive, but he refused to divulge more details in order not to hamper the ongoing investigation.*SGG




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