>> Monday, March 7, 2016

Couple dead in Isabela gun attack
TUGUEGARAO CITY– A man and his wife were killed while two village watchmen were wounded in separate shootings in Jones and Alicia towns in Isabela Feb. 21.
Aurelio Agpalsa, 73, and his wife Rosebella, 52, were at their home in Barangay Linumot, Jones, when an unidentified assailant barged in and shot them, according to town police chief Insp. Noel Patalittan.
Investigators recovered two bullet shells for a .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.
Meanwhile, village watchmen Melchor Requiso and Freddie Custodio were wounded when unidentified armed men strafed the house of a councillor in Barangay Aurora, Alicia town. – Raymund Catindig

Gov’t troops torch P55-M marijuana in Benguet 
CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet -- Four marijuana eradication operations in three barangays in Benguet were conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera and the Philippine National Police Cordillera last week. 
The anti-drug campaigns last February 13-18 resulted in destruction of P55,162,000 worth of illegal hemp that were uprooted from hinterlands of Barangays Tacadang and Badeo in Kibungan, Benguet and Barangay Kayapa in Bakun, Benguet.
In sitios Lanipew, Bana and Dalipey of Barangay Tacadang, government forces uprooted 77,920 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants and 4,150 pieces of marijuana seedlings from 46 marijuana plantation sites covering an estimated land area of 10,763 square meters.  They also burned 45,000 grams of dried marijuana stalks from the said area.
Government troops who went to sitios Saep and Balbalnag in Barangay Badeo were able to burn 45,400 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants; 4,450 pieces of marijuana seedlings and 5,500 grams of dried marijuana leaves.  The prohibited plants were sourced from 17 cultivation sites with an estimated land area of 6,201 square meters.
At sitios Dacap, Pugongan, Ka-ang, Nagawa and Naba of Barangay Kayapa, anti-narcotics agents were able to destroy 40,400 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants; 16,750 pieces of marijuana seedlings and 65,000 grams of dried marijuana stalks from 26 plantation sites covering an estimated land area of 6,557 square meters.
The law enforcers torched 34,970 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants from nine cultivation sites with an estimated land area of 6,110 square meters in sitios Gusadan, Agay-ay and Caday of Barangay Kayapa.
The latest operations brought to five the number of marijuana eradication campaigns conducted by PDEA-CAR and the PNP in the region for this year. 

8-month pregnant call center employee mauled by taxi driver
BAGUIO CITY – A call center employee, 8-months pregnant, was mauled by her boyfriend a taxi driver over an ATM card. Police said the incident happened Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m. when the vicrtim, identified as  Christine Gravoso Agudo, 20, single, SITEL worker was at her residence at Apugan, Loakan hre when her boyfriend Rouie Alarcon Acuin, 29, resident of San Luis, Asin Road went to see her.
Investigation disclosed that the suspect went to the victim’s boarding house telling her he was looking for ATM card. The victim told him that she didn’t know where it was that prompted the suspect to maul her.
A case of physical injury and threats in relation to Republic Act 9262 (violence agaisnt women and children) was filedf against Acuin.
Killing of Tarlac cop, drug related?
TARLAC CITY – Police are investigating whether the killing in broad daylight of PO3 Jessie Cabanlong at the busy Mac Arthur Highway fronting the Siesta bus stop, Barangay San Roque, Wednesday was drug related.
Cabanlong, who hails from Barangay Militar, Fort Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, was  assigned at the San Clemente police station but was formerly with the Nueva Ecija Public Safety Company and with the Munoz City police station.
A police investigator here, who requested that his name be withheld, revealed that Cabanlong was suspected to be involved in illegal drugs in Nueva Ecija.
“Base sa aming imbestigasyon, may connection ‘di umano si Cabanlong sa mga drug groups sa Nueva Ecija, at malamang related ang pagka-transfer niya dito sa Tarlac sa pagpatay sa kanya ”, said the police source.
“Kung totoo ito, maaring may commitment siya o utang sa mga drug suppliers na naiwanan niya sa Nueva Ecija kaya siya pinatay”, added the investigator.
From the Nueva Ecija police command, Cabanlong was ordered re-assigned to the San Clemente police station only last January.  
He was shot in the head by an unidentified lone gunman while crossing the Mac Arthur highway fronting the Siesta bus stop. The cold-blooded killing was witnessed by several persons who were waiting for north-bound buses around 10:30 in the morning.
In a separate interview, police chief Supt. Bayani Razalan said, “our investigation is still ongoing and we are looking into all possible motives in the killing of PO3 Cabanlong. Rest assured we will not stop (our investigation) until we arrest the killer of Cabanlong”.  -- Nelson Bolos

Mason kllls laborer with crowbar
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Police reported a case of homicide that transpired Monday around 9:30 p.m. at a construction site owned by  Rose Bugtong Palasi here at Hilltop, Bineng. The victim was identified as Ruben M. Sibayan, laborer while the suspect was named as Alfredo Gaerland Calimlim, 60, mason, native of Pozorubio, Pangasinan. Both were reasiding at construction site.
Investigation disclosed that the victim and the suspect finished drinking liquor with their two co-workers who went ahead to sleep. However, one of them later heard smash sound emanating outside their quarters. He went out and saw the victim lying on the ground face down while the suspect was standing near the victim holding a crow bar. He immediately reported the incident to barangay tanods who sought police assistance.
Police arrested Calimlim while Palasi was declared dead. The victim’s body was brought to Damayan Funeral Homes in Baguio City while homicide charges were prepared against Calimlim.

Young man fights back three maulers  
BAGUIO CITY – A young man was suddenly assaulted and mauled here Monday by a group of three men around 9 p.m. here in front of Andok’s Lechon Manok, near Ferguson intersection along Naguillan Road. Police said Patrick Chengay Gudaren, 24, while on his way going to his friend’s house, was assaulted by the three men without any reason. During the commotion, Gudaren brought out a knife and fought back  causing injuries to a certain Crisanto Julius Mendoza Antolin, 42, baker of St Martin Bakery located at the place of incident. Antolin was brought to Baguio General Hospital for treatment while Gudaren was brought to Station 1, Baguio for investigation. Gudaren voluntarily surrendered the knife used during the incident.  

Man nabbed for physical injuries
NATONIN, Mountain Province – Police arrested Monday a certain Eddie Taluyan Amoggao, 43 here for physical injuries after arrest warrant was issued by Judge Gaslito Dumpayan of Municipal Circuit Trial Court, Natonin-Paracelis against him. Amoggao was tagged by police as fifth most wanted person in the town.
Ifugao cops nab man in Solano for rape
SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya – A tracker team of Ifugao police arrested here Monday at Barangay Bascalan a certain Nelson Bu-ucan Bay-ong, 51, of Dalligan, Kiangan, Ifugao for rape. This, after arrest warrant was issued against the suspect by by Ester Piscoso-Flor, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court,  Branch 34, Banaue who recommended no bail. Confiscated from the suspect was Cal. 9 mm handgun loaded with 12 bullets and holster. The accused was brought to Ifugao where he was jailed.

Masseur mauls Burnham Park security guard
BAGUIO CITY – A masseur mauled a security guard here Tuesday around 3:45 p.m. at Burnham Park at the Yellow Boat area for trying to prevent him from plying his trade. The victim was identified as Rodel Salazar Aquino, 39, security guard under Interlink Security Agency detailed at Burnham Park, Baguio City, native of Malasiqui, Pangasinan. The suspect was identified as Bonifacio Resuello “Jun” Ferrer, 43, of Mabalbalino, San Carlos City, Pangasinan.
Investigation disclosed that the victim was roving when he saw four male persons seated at a concrete table with benches and one of them was massaging a man. He whistled at them several times to warn them of city administrative order on the prohibition any kind of massage services/activities inside the park. However; the suspect and his companions ignored him so the victim approached them and took video of their activity that prompted the suspect to maul him. The victim ran toward Solibao Restaurant and sought police assistance. Ferrer was arrested.

Cattle rustling captured on CCTV; suspects nabbed 
PANIQUI, Tarlac - - Police solved the stealing of a grown up cattle in just four hours after the incident was reported at 10 a.m. Wednesday.  The stolen cow was recovered some 15 km away in Moncada town and one of the two thieves was arrested.
In his report, Supt Salvador Destura identified the apprehended cattle rustler as Greg Ortiz Thalla, 42, of Barangay Cayanga, here.
Thalla was identified in the footage of a street cctv at Barangay Coral as one among the 2 persons seen tagging away the bull of Mario Leoneo, also from Barangay Cayanga.
The second suspect was identified as Joseph Cortez of Barangay Abogado who remained at large and is the subject of a police manhunt.
Insp. Joel Gamboa, deputy police chief led recovery of Leoneo’s cow from June Uno in Barangay Sta. Maria, Moncada, with whom Thalla and Cortez sold the bull for P28,000.
During the recovery of the cattle, Uno showed a barangay certification that he “legally” bought the animal from Thalla not knowing that it was stolen from this town. Apparently, Thalla gave Cortez only P6,000 from Uno’s money.
Sought for comment, Mayor Miguel Rivilla said, “a great job for Paniqui PNP, especially to inspector Gamboa. The quick response of the police to reported crimes have kept our town peaceful and safe”.
Rivilla also disclosed his plans to install more CCTV cameras saying these, “proven to be very helpful in solving crimes. We have been working to put in place additional CCTVs even outside the town center”. – Nelson Bolos

Farmer shot dead by two motorcycle-riding men
RIZAL, Kalinga -- A certain Darwin Gaddao “Amboing” Batario, 33, farmer of Barangay Macutay here was shot to death by two unidentified men in Barangay San Quintin Feb. 21 around 5 p.m. Investigation revealed while the victim was driving his tricycle, two men riding a motorcycle stopped, shot the victim with a handgun that caused his instant death. The perpetrators fled towards Liwan East of this town.
Responding cops searched the area and set up checkpoints but the shooters couldn’t be found. Police found two spent shells of Cal. 40 hundgun at crime site. The victim’s body was brought to Funeraria Ortiz in Tuguegarao City. The motive of the shotting is still unknown.

Man escapes death after triggerman misfires 3 times
BANGUED, Abra – Police arrested a man here for trying to kill a resident here Feb. 21 at about 1:30 p.m. Police said they responded to phone call from a concerned citizen informing them that a commotion was in progress in Baranghay Calaba South here. Upon arrival at the place, a certain Arnelo Bartolazo informed them that Romeo “Klem” Bicera, resident of same place aimed at him a Cal. 38 handgun, squeezed the trigger three times but didn’t fire.  Cops and Bartolazo pursued the suspect and apprehended him at Balao-as farm, Calaba South. 
Police found in the area inside a tire interior under a Madre de Cacao tree several bullets for different guns.

“Rapist’ nabbed in Tinoc
TINOC, Ifugao – Cops nabbed a certain Arsenio Pa-ay Guay, 53 for rpae here Monday at about 7:30 p.m. in Kumelbeng, Poblacion. The suspect was ordered arrested by a judge who recommended no bail.  

Businesswoman loses P5K, cellphone to man who renders her unconscious
MANKAYAN, Benguet – Police reported a case of robbery with violence here wherein the victim identified as Martina Valenciano Comila, 65, entrepreneur of Pabileng, Tabio was assaulted by a still inidentified man.  Investigation disclosed while the victim was walking along a pathway going up to the Tabio barangay hall Feb. 21 at around 1:40 p.m., the man suddenly hit her head with a hard object causing her to fall on a concrete canal where she become unconscious. The perpetrator took her P5,000 cash and Samsung touchscreen cellphone worth P5,000. The victim was rushed by a concerned citizen to Mankayan Infirmary Clinic for medical attention and was referred to Luis Hora Hospital in Bauko, Mountain Province by the attending physician.

Cordillera cops nab  11 persons in a day
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet-- The Police Regional Office – Cordillera recently arrested eleven persons for various crimes.
Regional police director Chief Supt. Ulysses Abellera said Gina Osting Bagsao was nabbed at Barangay Puguis here for falsification of private documents.
In Baguio City, arrestged were Orlando Aboc Cortez Jr. for  rape, while Connie Gabriel Ribaya was arrested in RTC, Branch 5, Baguio City for theft.
In Benguet, four other persons were arrested namely Wardy Binawe Aligan arrested for acts of lasciviousness; Javier Sulne Saguid for carnapping, Rogelio Ayngan Alisto for  estafa and Bensol Abilang Bawas also known as Ganopac, also for estafa.
In Ifugao, Arturo Pragata Sutio was arrested in Lamut for violence against women and their children, and Ardale Martin Gaspili for violation of RA 7610 or Law against Child Abuse.
In Abra, Gordon Jackson Walis was arrested in Sallapadan for theft. 
In Apayao, Dexter Quiban Basan was nabbed in Kabugao for carnapping. --

Three persons victimized by “salisi
BAGUIO CITY – Three persons lost their gadgets to snatchers in different occasions Feb. 19. Josephine Tolentino, student, 24, of Aurora Hill lost an Iphone 6 worth P30,000 after a thief took her phone at around 8 p.m. along Session Road.  According to the victim, they were walking down Session Road after eating in Pizza Volante when she noticed her phone was missing. She rushed to the establishment to check her phone but the clerk said they did not see any phone left on their table. CCTV footages of the establishment are now being reviewed by the police.
In a separate incident, victim Maria Benitez lost her Samsung Note 4 worth P40,000 at around 11:30 a.m. inside SM Baguio. She was about to test a headset she was about to buy when she noticed her phone was missing and  the zipper of her sling bag placed at her back was open. She reported the incident to the mall guard but the suspect was nowhere to be found.
In another case, a flower shop clerk identified as Florence Lecude at Lake Drive here lost a digital camera, cellphone, bank passbook and cash worth P10,000 after two women stole her bag while she was busy entertaining other customers.

Tourist loses gadgets in pickpocket incident
BAGUIO CITY -- A local tourist lost P33,000 worth of gadgets to a pickpocket morning of Feb. 14 here along Harrison Road.
Victim Mike Ybanez Sarceno,40,of Quezon City and his companions were looking for a restaurant in the said place around 8 a.m. when his bluetooth headset suddenly alarmed, signaling that his gold-plated Samsung S5 and blue Samsung S3 were five meters away from the headset. Upon checking, he noticed that the zipper of his belt bag placed at his back was open and the gadgets were gone.
The victim said he didn’t notice someone went near him. Police officials no CCTV cameras installed in the vicinity. -- Ian Pajarillaga

16 gang members arrested in La Union
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union --  Police and narcotics operatives arrested Thursday 16 gang members involved in illegal drugs, shooting incidents and various offenses.
Senior Supt. Angelito D Dumangeng, provincial police director, partnered with other government personnel  in implementation of 23 search warrants and two arrest warrants from courts in Pangasinan and La Union.
They seize five illegal guns, ammunition, a rocket launcher, 104 sachets of shabu, 1 lunchbox of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, 31 sachets of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Dumangeg said the arrested gang leaders and members included drug personalities from the towns of Bauang, Agoo, City of San Fernando,  Caba, Sto Tomas, San Juan, Rosario and Aringay.
Chief Supt.  Ericson T Velasquez, police Ilocos director cited his men and other law enforcement agencies for initiating operations. - Myds Supnad

 P28-M marijuana destroyed in Benguet, La Union, Kalinga
CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet -- – Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel destroyed over 60,000 marijuana plants and seedlings with an estimated value of P28 million in separate operations in Benguet, La Union and Kalinga last week.
Anti-drug operatives discovered around 53,900 marijuana plants in a 2,850-square-meter plantation in the mountain village of Takadang in Kibungan, Benguet. 
Authorities said it was the biggest marijuana plantation raid in the province since January.
Chief Supt. Ericson Velasquez, Ilocos police director, said 8,800 marijuana plants worth P1.7 million were uprooted in four plantations in Barangay Sapdaan in Santol, La Union.
In Tinglayan, Kalinga, 7,000 marijuana plants worth P1.4 million were destroyed in Barangay Bugnay, said Senior Superintendent Victor Wanchakan, Kalinga police director.

Grenade launcher, illegal drugs confiscated in Caba
CABA, La Union – A grenade launcher, five sachets of suspected shabu, 12 packs of dried marijuana leaves, drug paraphernalia and ammunition were seized during a raid here on a suspected drug den.
Senior Supt. Angelito Dumangeng, La Union police director, said the operator of the drug den, Ramon Gapuz, is the second most wanted drug suspect in the province.

Violence against women, children down in Baguio
BAGUIO CITY -- A lower number of violence against women and children was recorded at start of this year compared to same period last year, according to the Women and Children Protection Desk of Baguio City Police Office.
A total of 42 cases of violence against women and children were recorded by the Women and Children Protection Desk last January. Among the listed cases, 25 were physical abuse and 17 were psychological abuse. Compared to the same period last year, the office recorded a higher number of cases totaling to 108 cases, 41 were filed in court. It is expected to increase in the succeeding moths but the WCPD is hoping that it will not be greater on the total cases recorded last year.
SPO4 Lieza Batanes of the Women and Children Protection Desk said most common cases were physical abuse and psychological abuse.
She said they cannot force abused women to file cases against violent husbands because it just a waste of time and the case might just be dismissed.
She said most cases of violence began due to misunderstanding of couples which adversely affected children. – Jorton Campana

Ifugao PNP chief orients media on crime prevention strategy  
LAGAWE, Ifugao -- The new   provincial police director here initiated a forum with local media for dissemination of  police activities in the province.
Senior Supt. Constancio Chinayog Jr oriented media practitioners and campus writers on crime prevention called “Lambat-Sibat”.
Chinayog said Lambat-Sibat is a crime reduction strategy in managing police operations that aims to prevent and reduce crimes by targeting criminals that may have impact on prevalent crimes.
‘Lambat’ is a Filipino term for net which is used by fishermen to catch fish within a particular area. This was adopted by the police to symbolize the anti-crime strategies implemented within a particular area or community with the purpose of preventing and reducing crime by arresting any criminal that gets in the way. ‘Sibat’ on the other hand, is the Filipino term for spear used by hunters to kill or target their prey or enemy.
In police strategy, the sibat or spear symbolizes the targeting of a particular wanted criminal or specific person of interest who may have an impact on the prevalent crimes.
The Lambat-Sibat is anchored on crime reduction strategic models that focus on 4 key areas namely Hotspot Management, Behavior Management, Targeting and Preventive Measures that can bring about crime reduction.
Hotspot Management involves threat or risk assessment, area study, crime prone identification, address symptoms of crime and tackle the offenders.
Behavior management involves crime link analysis, crime clock analysis, focus resources, identify crime patterns, and identify crime modus operandi and correlation of police operations.
On the other hand, Targeting includes target profiling, operational research, identify career criminals, identify criminal network, identify list of most wanted persons, identify persons of interest and the arrest of most wanted persons.
Preventive measures include the installation of CCTV, crime deterrent patrols, Oplan Sita, checkpoints, one-time-big-time operation, target hardening measures, case tracking, follow-up and solve crimes, managing patrol operations, intelligence- led operations and Local Anti-Criminality Action Plan.

The PNP seeks the help of media in the dissemination of their programs and activities against criminality and help prevent, reduce and solve crimes for safer, orderly and peaceful communities. -- Daniel B. Codamon


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