Bacolod police officer nabbed, faces robbery-extortion rap

first_imgDuring the entrapment, Madronaallegedly received P5,000. Madrona was placed under surveillancefor a week prior to Thursday’s operation. In the video, Madrona was seen withbandages on his head due to an injury he sustained when he was allegedly hit onthe head during the entrapment. PNP chief Lieutenant General ArchieGamboa was informed, according to Baleros, and an entrapment operation washatched with the IMEG team. If the establishment had violations asMadrona claimed, CIDG-Bacolod could just have filed charges against the owner,added Baleros. “Dahilnahuli namin sila nagpapasayaw, pagkatapos se–scenario-hin kami ng kung anu-ano. Ipapakita ang subpoena, sabi ko sagutin niyo ‘yan dahil naka-file ‘yung kaso. Wala kaming hiningi (na) paborsa inyo,” he said. “Based on their complaint, the CIDG troops would come and order fordrinks. Sometimes, there are five of them, but they don’t pay,” Baleros said. Now detained at the NOCPPOheadquarters, Madrona is facing robbery-extortion charge, which is a violationof Article 294 of the Revised Penal Code. (PNA/PN) The bar was allegedly showing lewdshows.center_img Madrona denied that he extortedanything from the bar’s employees. A video of Aksyon Radyo Bacolod postedon social media shows Madrona was brought to the NOCPPO headquarters after hisarrest and faced the complainant. It was merely a month ago when PoliceMajor Melvin Madrona was assigned as head of the CIDG Bacolod unit. His stintended on Thursday afternoon. A bar owner complained Madronaextorted money from his employees, according to Colonel Romeo Baleros, NegrosOccidental police director. Police said Madrona asked the owner togive the same amount every week for the authorities to ignore the bar’s violations. BACOLOD City – The chief of thePhilippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group(PNP-CIDG) here suspected of extortion was entrapped. The entrapment was carried out inHacienda Guanzon, Barangay Mansilingan by operatives of the PNP IntegrityMonitoring Enforcement Group (IMEG) Visayas Field Unit, Special Action Force(SAF), and Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO).last_img read more

Gatlin looks forward to final showdown with Bolt

first_imgAMERICAN sprint star Justin Gatlin admits he is looking forward to one last showdown with world’s fastest man Usain Bolt at this summer’s London World Championships.The meet is expected to be the last major championship of the decorated 30-year-old Bolt, who has announced that he will be retiring from the sport at the end of this season.The 35-year-old Gatlin, who has been Bolt’s closest rival for the last several seasons, ensured that he is on course to at least remain a part of the spectacle following a 100m win at United States Trials on Saturday.The sprinter clocked 9.95 seconds to claim the top spot, in the process getting the better of young collegiate star Christian Coleman (9.98) the pre-race favourite for many heading into the final.Now on the horizon for Gatlin, who finished second behind Bolt at the 2013 and 2015 Worlds and 2016 Olympics, is another chance to test the mettle of the Jamaican.“It’s going to be a changing of an era,” Gatlin told Reuters. “We are going to be looking at a person who came along and made his mark and who has not only excited the crowds but he has made history over and over.”“I always wanted to battle with the guys with the records,” the American said.“When I came back into the sport, my goal was to be…I said to myself ‘I just want to be shoulder to shoulder with him’,” Gatlin told reporters at the U.S. nationals/world trials.“It was just total respect for how fast he is, the competition he brings.”last_img read more