February 13, 2018


BACOLOD City – A commotion in Barangay Ara-al, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental led to the hospitalization of a man, a police report showed.

Police identified the man as the 18-year-old resident Jason Beranio.

Beranio was rushed to a hospital in Bacolod City after he was shot.

According to the police, the 28-year-old Gerald Portante – also a resident of Barangay Ara-al, La Carlota City – was drunk and provoked trouble in the village on Sunday.

Beranio’s brother, Robert, and Portante eventually had a fistfight, police said.

Police added that Portante went home and asked help from his relatives.

Portante and his relatives – the 53-year-old Jerry, Jomarie, 30, and Gereck, 23 – went back to retaliate.

That was when Jomarie shot Beranio, the investigators said.

Police arrested Jerry, Jomarie and Gereck while Gerald remains at large./PN

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