>> Monday, February 15, 2016

Igorots, Cordillerans now in top PNP brass
CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet -- Igorot and Cordilleran policemen with ranks of police general are now occupying key positions in the Philippine National Police organization.
Added to the list recently, one bemedalled Igorot police officer has been promoted to one-star general during the donning of ranks on January 19 was Chief Supt. Benjamin Macli-ing Lusad of Philippine Military Academy Class 1985, the Executive Officer of the PNP Directorate for Operations. Lusad hails from Bontoc, Mountain Province.
The highest ranking Igorot police officer is Deputy Director General Francisco Uyami Jr, the pride of Ifugao with rank of 3-star followed by  Director Wilfredo Franco, an officer with Ibaloi blood , currently  Director for Police Community Relations and Baguio boy Benjamin Magalong who is currently Director for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM), both with rank of 2-star.
Included in the list are Isagani Nerez, Director for Integrated Police Operations, Eastern Mindanao; Chief Supt. Robert Po, Director of Communications Electronic Service and Chief Supt. Alexander A. Pumecha who retired August 26, 2015.
The Cordillera Police Regional Office acting regional director Chief Supt. Ulysses J. Abellera, is also an Igorot with a vast experience in intelligence and operation who was promoted to one star rank on May 5, 2014.
Abellera said the PNP maintains that rank and promotion are not rewards of what was done well, but recognition that each PNP personnel has potential to do more for good governance as proven by Igorot and Cordilleran generals.
He said PRO-COR is now accepting new applicants, like qualified new college graduates to enter the service and make a difference as one of the prides of Cordillera.

Cop, 2 cohorts, arrested for holdup of gold buyer
BAGUIO CITY  — A police officer from Ninoy Aquino International Airport with his two alleged cohorts, were arrested here Thursday after being involved in the robbery- holdup of a gold buyer the previous day. According to city police chief Senior Supt. George Daskeo, the suspect identified as Special Police Officer 2 Reynaldo Pilapil Daming Jr., Michael Kahipo Catugna, and Efren Deallia Sidatantes were arrested after robbing Gina Captura Estole’s store,  Gina Trading Gold Buy and Sell in Upper Magsaysay Avenue.

3 dead in Nueva Ecija road mishap
STA. ROSA, Nueva Ecija – Three persons, including a pregnant woman, were killed when a sport utility vehicle hit their tricycle along the highway here on Tuesday.
Mary Jane Garcia, 38; her daughter Juvy Ann, 14, and tricycle driver Mark Anthony Gabriel, 22, suffered head injuries and died at the scene, said Senior Superintendent Manuel Cornel, Nueva Ecija police director.
Police Officer 4 Jun Adalem said a Mitsubishi Montero driven by Army Capt. Jose Reyes Jr. struck the tricycle. Reyes surrendered to responding policemen. – Manny Galvez

Actor Baron Geislerin Pampanga accident
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga  – A man suffered serious injuries when the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a sport utility vehicle (SUV) being driven by actor Baron Geisler here in Barangay Balibago Wednesday night. 
Jioly Rigor, 58, a resident of Barangay Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga was brought to a hospital for treatment. 
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, said they filed charges against Geisler, who was reportedly drunk when the incident occurred.
Last year, Geisler also figured in a pre-dawn road accident in Pasig City.
Geisler’s SUV was wrecked after it collided with a truck. No one was reported injured in the accident. – Ric Sapnu 

Unjust vexation case filed against Baguio grocery owner
BAGUIO CITY – A case of unjust vexation was filed against the owner of a business establishment here along vicinity of public market. .Police said the incident happened Monday around 6:37 pm. inside Ever Trading Grocery at 1st Kayang Street. Complainant was identified as Macrael Lucas Raymundo, 23, account specialist of San Miguel Corp. and a resident of Barangay Buttong Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. The suspect was their customer, named as Erwin Ortega, owner of Ever Trading Grocery.
Investigation disclosed that while the complainant was booking orders, the suspect suddenly confronted him regarding a business matter.
While they were talking, suspect reportedly cornered him at the bodega area where he was accused of being a liar while pointing fingers at him. Complainant said the suspect provoked him into a fistfight by pushing and boxing him but he didn’t fight back.
Later, the suspect reportedly threatened to destroy his reputation with his company. The complainant ignored Ortega and left but the suspect followed and pushed him again near the counter. While pointing fingers the suspect uttered invectives like, “P-tang ina, bastos yan a kinakausap ka.” The complainant left and filed a case at police station. 

2 Kalinga rebel returnees get gov’t  financial help
TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- Two former rebels received recently financial assistance from government to start normal life.
Gemma Bawanta of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said P67, 700.00 given to each rebel returnee was made possible under the Comprehensive Local Integration Program of the Aquino administration.
This is broken down to P2, 700.00 for administrative cost; P15, 000.00 for immediate assistance, and P50, 000 for financial assistance.
The monetary value of their surrendered firearms was not released yet, Bawanta said. -- Peter A. Balocnit

Abra reports first gun ban violator
BANGUED, Abra - - The police station here recorded the first violation of Commission on Elections gun ban in the province.
The violator identified as Maximo B. Ascano, 66, of this capital town was apprehended Jan. 21 while attending a wake.
The apprehension was easily conducted with the help of a concerned citizen who texted cops.
The Bangued PNP headed by Supt. Hendrix Borillo-Mangaldan is now preparing the filing charges against Ascano.
Meanwhile, members of the Joint Provincial Security Control Center composed of Atty. Mae Richelle B. Beronilla, provincial Election supervisor, Senior Supt. Antonio P. Bartolome, PNP provincial director and Lt. Col. Monib T. Mamao, Battalion Commander of the 24 IB, Philippine Army committed to implement the gun ban and Omnibus Election Code to protectwelfare of the public  especially during  the election period  from  January 10 to  June 8. --- Maria Teresa B. Benas

Treasurer forced to give money
withoutokay of b’gay chairman
BAGUIO CITY – A barangay treasurer here was hurt when a resident threw a motorcycle helmet at him Jan. 28 at about 10:15 a.m. Police said the incident happened inside the Campo Filipino barangay hall wherein the victim was identified as Henry John Nagun Nueva, 27. The suspect was named as WindelMahiposMasacal, of legal age, resident of the mosque in same barangay.
Investigation disclosed that the victim was inside his office when the suspect together with a certain Abdul Malic, former barangay treasurer arrived and for no apparent reason, threw a helmet at the victim hitting his face. To avoid escalating the problem, the victim gave to Malic P6,240 honorarium he was asking earlier from him. The victim earlier told them that the money must first be approved by their barangay chairman before it will be released. The suspect and Malic left.
The victim later went to the Baguio Gen. Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. He was accompanied by Joel A. Omar, barangay chairman to Police Station 1 where he said he is no longer interested in filing a case against the suspect considering that they were brothers in Islam faith, and they will try to settle the problem among themselves with the director of Almaarif Mosque in their barangay.

Vendor collared for stealing cell phone
A vendor was jailed after he was seen by a cop stealing the cell phone of a student Monday at around 2:30 p.m. here at Lower Zandueta Street. The victim was identified as Angelica Jane Seguin Bugayong, 13, while the suspect was named as Elmer Lupian Negrillo, 24.
Investigation disclosed  the victim was walking when the suspect followed her and stole her cellular phone, a Samsung GT 18730 valued at P6,000.00 which she kept at the right side pocket of her jacket. The incident was actually seen by PO1 Armando Laureano, of Police Station 7, BCPO prompting him to arrest the suspect and recover the gadget .

Bontoc government employees mauled  
BONTOC, Mountain Province – A civilian reported to police a case of physical injuries which transpired Tuesday around 2:05 a.m. along the junction road fronting Chico building here at Poblacion. Cops immediately responded and brought the victims to the Bontoc General Hospital. They were known as Denver P. Lumbag, 30, Barangay Balili and Marcelino C. Accab, 35, of Dantay, Alab Proper, both government employees.
Investigation revealed the victims with Loyd T. Banglo and Kevin C. Feng were on their way home when a group of men, one of them holding a stick, followed them and for no reason hit the victims and ran towards unknown direction. Lumbag was wounded on his right ear while Accab was fractured on his right leg and wounded on his upper lip. Cops are trying to identify their assailants.

Reporter loses motorcycle to thief
PINUKPUK, Kalinga – One Jesse Bongabong, 54, provincial jail guard reported to cops that that on Jan. 30 about 12:45 p.m. a black motorcycle, owned by Jeronimo Caymo was stolen by unidentified person here at Sitio Kapanikiyan, Barangay Camalog.
Investigation conducted disclosed that the owner of the vehicle, an unidentified reporter parked the motorcycle along the national road and went to his farm, about 60 meters away from the road, to take a bath, When he came back, he found out that the said motorcycle was already missing. He tried to locate it to no avail, said  investigator SPO4 LeoncioPagtud.

Tricyle driver arrested in drug buy-bust operation
TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A tricycle driver was arrested here in a buy-bust operation Monday around 12:30 noon at Purok 2, Barangay Bulanao. The suspect was identified as Virgilio Cruz Rosadino, 45, of  Guyabano St., San Vicente, Caloocan City, Metro Manila. The operation resulted to the seizure of five plastic sachets   containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing 25 grams and valued at P200, 000. The bait money was recovered. 
 The inventory of the seized items was done on site in the presence of the suspect, Barangay Kagawad Rogelio Marcelino and ReynaldoTejano of DZRK Radyo ng Bayan Tabuk.  The arrested suspect and the seized items were brought to provincial police office for interrogation.

Three men nabbed for guns, illegal drugs
BAGUIO CITY – Cops nabbed three men for violation of the gun ban and for allegedly having in their possession illegal drugs.
A police report said the incident happened Tuesday around 1:40 a.m. along Quirino Highway, San Roque Village here opposite the road below Club Miles. The report said cops arrested the three men aboard a black Toyota Revo vehicle. The arrested persons were Peter JunardDizon, 34, a seaman; Sonny Dumo Soriano, 36, businessman and Ken Dela Cruz Jadormio, 34, unemployed.
Police while patrolling the road spotted yhe vehicle parked on no parking portion of the road with its driver’s side window partly opened. The patrollers approached to check the car and saw the person seated at the back identified later as Jadormio who took a short firearm from his waist and threw it on the back seat. The firearm was later described as a stainless, Cal. 22 handgun. When the car was searched, police found suspected marijuana and shabu. The three suspects were arrested were brought topolixe station for investigation.

Tricycle driver arrested for frustrated murder
PILAR, Abra – Ilocos Norte and Abra cops arrested a tricycle driver for frustrated murder Monday around 11 a.m. The suspect was identified as FlorSallacupRavina, 46. He was arrested at Poblacion following warrant issued against him by Jose C. Pilar, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court, First Judicial Region, Branch 19, Bangui, Ilocos Norte.
Pilar recommended P200,000 for Ravina’s temporary liberty.

Tricyle driver, rider injured after truck overtakes them
TAYUM, Abra -- An Elf truck sidewiped tricycle here Monday around 1:30 p.m. which resulted to injuries of the latter driver and his rider. A police report said the incident transpired along Abra-Kalinga road in Barangay Deet here. The report said the tricyle driven by Romnick Mensigan Valera, 28, and his rider Mark Vincent Brioso Pastores, 21, were traversing the road when the truck sideswiped their vehicle. Investigation disclosed the tricycle was going south when the truck coming from behind allegedly overtook, hitting the motorcycle handle bar causing it to turn upward. Both riders were rushed to rural health unit by responding cops. The tricycle incurred undetermined cost of damages.

Hungduan councilor, driver hurt in vehicle collision
HUNGDUAN, Ifugao – A municipal councilor here and the driver of the tricycle he was riding in were injured when theirt vehicle was bumped by a Honda RMX along the national road at Barangay Hapao around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Peter Dawi y Bannog, 46, driver and councilor Lucas Bugatti, 59 weree cruising the road when they were bumped by Honda TMX  driven by Herry Buyagawon, 25.
Investigation disclosed that both vehicles were cruising opposite directions when at Hulung-na, Hapao, Hungduan, Buyagawon suddenly veered to the opposite lane and rammed  the sidecar of the other vehicle resulting itoamages on both vehicles and wounding Bugatti, 59 and Buyagawon who was thrown on the pavement.
The driver of other vehicle and concerned residents immediately brought the injured to Hungduan District Hospital. Dr. Gina Buyuccan said the  the driver of the veeriong vehicle was under the influence of liquor.

Parties in trike accident resolve case amicably
LAGAWE, Ifugao -- A road accident transpired at around 8 p.m. Monday along the national road at Dullagan, Poblacion North here resulting to damage of both vehicles. 
Police said they received a phone call from Clemente T. Uyami, retired fire inspector about the incident so they proceeded and found out a Honda motorized tricycle (water delivery) owned by one AldrinCumti and driven by Anastacio Bumidang Jr., 22, employee of the Inumon water refilling station, bumped the rear portion of the Honda tricycle driven by Clemente Uyami. arties involved agreed that the damage of the tricycle of Umami will be brought to any auto shop or repair at the expense of Anastacio and Cumti.

Angry Pudtol gov’t employee jumps jeep driven by husband; dies  
PUDTOL, Apayao – A female municipal employee jumped from a passenger jeep driven by her husband here Monday around 8:30 a.m. resulting to her death.  
Police said the incident happened along the national highway at the boundary of Upper and Lower Maton. The victim was identified as Glecy P. Balaweg, 29 employee of Pudtol local government. Investigation showed she jumped outside from the passenger jeepney without plate number owned and driven by her husband Freddie B. Balaweg, 34. Both were residents of Barangay Cacalaggan here. 
According to the other passengers, they noticed that the victim  was very  angry at her husband  while inside the vehicle and  she  told her husband to stop the vehicle but her husband did not hear what she said. Moments later, the victim suddenly jumped outside while the vehicle was in motion. The other passengers reportedly earlier tried to prevent her from jumping but she managed to jump outside and fell on the road pavement. Paassengers immediately rushed her to AmmaJadsac District Hospital at Poblacion where she was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician. The victim suffered abrasions on different parts of her body and internal brain hemorrhage.  

5-year-old drowns in La Paz well
La Paz, Abra – A 5-year-old pupil died when he fell on a well and drowned here Monday around 10 a.m.   Investigation disclosed  Roy victim MatiasOca, daycare pupil of Benben Primary School, went home because they had no class. Oca ate his lunch and went back to the school. While on his way back to school, he saw his half-sister, Judy Ann Gragasin, 12, and his  cousin, Glory Baldemor, fetching water from a well near their school.
The victim tried to help his sister but he was told by her to stay away. While Granasin and Baldemor were lifting the pail of water from the well, the victim went back and accidentally slipped and fel on the well. Concerned citizens got the victim from the well and brought him to  Abra Provincial Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.


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