Money problem forces man to jump from bridge
Only two days after a woman survived jumping from the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, authorities had to deal with another person jumping off the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.
At around 1 p.m. last Sunday, a 30-year-old resident of sitio Bohol-bohol, barangay Looc, Mandaue City climbed the metal railings of the first bridge linking Mactan and mainland Cebu, and jumped.
He landed in the sea waters below and was rescued by fishermen in their motorized boats, narrated PO1 Melvin Pelayo, investigator of the Opao Police Station.
When interviewed by the police, the man said he needed to get anti-rabies shots after a dog bit him, but he did not have money to buy the vaccine.
The man’s mother told authorities that he had just been discharged from the psych ward. A dog had bitten him 24 years ago, the mother said. /REPORTER JUCELL MARIE P. CUYOS
Ex-Cafgu caught for gun ban violation
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-7) arrested a former member of a paramilitary group for possession of an unlicensed firearm and violation gun ban.
A team led by Supt. Femin Armendares III arrested Felix Repunte, 50, in Toledo City Sunday noon for bringing with him a .45 pistol.
Before the arrest, the CIDG-7 received information that a certain Felix was illegally collecting firearms.
Officers learned that Felix has been carrying a gun and would sometimes threaten to kill anybody passing through sitio Landing in barangay Lutopan.
To check on the report, Armendares’ team team went to the area and chanced upon Repunte.
From their vehicle, the policemen saw the handle of a .45 pistol protruding from his waistband so they approached him and made the arrest.
Repunte failed to present to the police a permit to carry.
He will be doubly-charged for possession of an unlicensed firearm and violation of election gun ban. /CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON
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