BACOLOD City – A tricycle driver wasshot to death in Barangay Inayawan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The 47-year-old Pedro Valiente ofBarangay Caliling, Cauayan died of gunshot wounds on the body, a police reportshowed. Police tagged the 39-year old villagewatchman Dionex Dela Peňa as suspect. According to police investigators, DelaPeňa – on his official duty – asked Valiente to properly park his tricyclewhile waiting for passengers. A fight ensued between them after the latterraised his voice and opened his clutch bag containing a firearm inside around12:15 p.m. on March 20.The former snatched the victim’s firearm and shot him three times, it added.Valiente’s body was brought to a local mortuary for a “post-mortem”examination.Dela Peňa, meanwhile, surrendered and was detained in the lockup cell of theCauayan municipal police station, facing charges./PN
Ghana have been given a massive fitness boost as midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has boarded a plane in Amsterdam to arrive in Accra tonight for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier.The ex-England youth international’s debut for Ghana on Sunday was in serious doubt after picking up a groin injury late last week.His absence in Fulham’s famous 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane over the weekend cast doubts over availability for the Black Stars.But the midfielder was seen boarding a KLM flight bound for Accra tonight which means Frimpong is arriving in Ghana for the match against the Nile Crocodiles.His arrival in Ghana for the match was also confirmed by his girlfriend Renée Lee Harriott who drove him to the City Airport in London for him the catch the KLM flight to Accra via Amsterdam.She wrote on Twitter: “Morning! 5am en route to the Airport to see my baby off but super excited for him.” Another Ghana fan Danny Boy Lacey: also met Frimpong at the City Airport and tweeted: “Met Frimpong this morning at city airport. Top gent! Where you flying to???”–GHANA.”Frimpong has been named in Kwesi Appiah’s 24-man squad for the must-win clash against the Desert Hawks at the Baba Yara Stadium on 24 March.His availability is a boost for for Ghana after youngster Christian Atsu was ruled out of the game because of injury.