cop sued for mauling farmer
barangay captain and a member of the Baras police force is in hot water
along with another man for the alleged mauling of a defenseless farmer
three months ago.
belated report identified the victim as one Rogelio Tenerife y Valenzuela,
40, married and a resident of barangay Osmena. His attackers were named as
Jose Masagca y Valenzuela, 37, married, also a farmer; Osmena barangay
captain Juan Timuat Jr. y Vergara; and, SPO1 Eddie Tatel y Tatad, 38.
report said that Tenerife was outside the house of a certain Dulcesimo
Torres at about 9 P.M. of September 12 when the latter was punched by
Masagca without provocation.
of pacifying Masagca, the barangay captain and SPO1 Tatel struck the
victim with the use of bamboo pickets until he fell down on his back. The
mauling was only stopped when Tenerife's mother and Felimon Barrameda
a result of multiple bodily injuries, Tenerife was taken to the nearest
hospital for treatment. A case of frustrated murder is set to be filed
against the trio.
24 pedicabs in the capital town of Virac were stopped and impounded for
violation of traffic laws and for being without municipal permits.
team led by Insp. Rosita S. Vargas, deputy chief of police, made the
apprehensions at a checkpoint set up at night of November 26 to ensure
compliance by pedicab drivers with pertinent laws. Most were found to be
cruising without lights while several were found to be operating without