>> Friday, May 20, 2016

Trike rider falls down Bontoc ravine; dies
BONTOC, Mountain Province – A man died in an accident here May 7 along the national road at Latang, Caluttit. Victim was identified as Crispin Ewan Binay-og, 17, laborer, native of Sadanga, Mountain Province and a resident of Maledda, Tabuk City.
Investigation disclosed that victim was driving a motorcycle without plate number proceeding towards Tabuk City to overtake his companion Mark Gomayat Palad. While on a curve, he bumped a roadside that caused the driver to fall down a ravine 14 meters deep. Palad and a laborer of Diaz Construction rescued the victim and brought him to the Bontoc General Hospital where he was found to have cerebral concussion and fractures. At around 6:28 a.m. of same date, the victim died and his body was brought home to their residence.

 Body found down Tuba riprap wall
TUBA, Benguet – A certain Katty Toribio of Camp 6 here reported police she discovered the body of her grandfather identified as Victor Gistama Layog, 87, widower, below their house near an abandoned swimming pool around 7:15 a.m. on May 7.
Investigation showed the victim who suffered from senility could have fallen from the 25 feet riprap wall. The body was brought to St. Peter Chapel at Marcos Highway, Baguio City for post mortem examination.

Senile farmer’s body found floating at Abra River
LA PAZ, Abra – A barangay tanod identified as Danny Borce, 50, reported to police on May 7 around 5:50 p.m. the body of a male person later identified as Abraham Barcena Bragas, 71, farmer, of So. Curibot, Mudeng here was found floating along Abra River in the barangay.
A police report said around 7:30 a.m. hat day, the victim left their house and went to the river to take a bath. However, he failed to return. At about 5:30 p.m. when a certain Rolly Biscarra was about to catch fish at the river, he saw a floating lbody of a male person. Police did not find any sign of injury or foul play.

Passenger jeep flips; 16 injured in Bontoc
BONTOC, Mountain Province – Sixteen persons were injured when their vehicle flipped while negotiating a sharp curve.   
A police report said the incident happened around 3:55 p.m. of May 7 along the national road here at Fengar, Samoki involving a passenger jeep owned and driven by Alfonso Dulay Tiyok, 40, here of Barangay Talubin. Passengers were slightly injured and rushed to Bontoc General Hospital. Four victims namely: Santa Finorak, 8, Stewart Palikan, 8 ; Marcelina Fayno, 9, and Moises Cayumfa all residents of Barangay Betwagan, Sadanga Mountain Province were admitted at the said hospital for observation while 12 victims were sent home after they were checked up by a physician. Interview with the driver disclosed that the steering wheel allegedly malfunctioned that prompted him to bump the vehicle at the mountainside of the road.

PDEA burns P4.2 M marijuana in Kalinga
TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- The Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency recently burned 88 marijuana bricks and at least 200 uprooted dried marijuana plants at the Provincial Police Office grounds, here.
John Balao-as of PDEA-Cordillera Region said the illegal plants confiscated in separate anti-illegal drugs operations by police enforcement teams in the province was valued at P4.2 million.
According to Balao-as, PDEA-CAR intensified its operation against illegal drugs citing its effects to criminality.
Balao-as surged local folks to provide leads against suspects involved in the illegal activity.

Two dead, many injured after couple’s argument 
PUDTOL, Apayao – An argument between a couple resulted to the death of two persons and wounding of several others.
A police report said the incident happened Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. here at Barangay Amado.
Victims were identified as Claribel Singco Gonzales, 25, housewife, wife of the suspect; Edgar Bunao Singco Sr. and Agustina Labicani Singco, parents-in-law of the suspect; Edgar Singco Jr., all residents of Amado and Aldrin Amus Putac aka Bodi, 34.
The suspect was identified as Mario Guerrero Gonzales, 31, and a resident of Barangay San Jose in the town.
Investigation disclosed that the suspect and the victims were having a drinking session inside the house of Singco Sr. when the suspect and his wife had a misunderstanding that prompted the others to pacify them but the suspect brought out a knife and stabbed the victims.
The injured were rushed by their relatives to AMMA Jadsac District Hospital where Edgar B. Singco Sr. was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician. All injured victims were transferred to Far North General Hospital and Training Center at Luna, Apayao but Claribel S. Gonzales was declared dead on arrival.
The suspect was also rushed by responding cops to Amma Jadsac District Hospital.  Weapon used was recovered at the crime scene. 
Charges for parricide, murder and multiple frustrated murder were prepared agaisn Gonzales.

Scrap buyer surrenders mortar
TUBA, Benguet – A certain Pedro Campor Binwag, 77, scrap buyer, surrendered a 60 mm mortar measuring. According to him, he confiscated it from a minor trying to sell it to him at his junk shop and informed cops. The bomb was taken by cops for deactivation.

Drinking mates argue; woman shot
BOKOD, Benguet – A woman was injured when fired upon by a man who intended to shoot another here at Mogao, Nawal on May 8 around 5 p.m. 
The victim was named as Elsie Espara Peter, 37, while the suspect was Timber Tacio Basta, 43, both Nawal residents.
Investigation disclosed that while the suspect and his cousin were drinking liquor at the store owned by Leston Sipyakan Menis, the suspect had a misunderstanding with a certain Felimon Aroco who punched the face of the suspect. Both were pacified by the store owner who ordered them to go home.
However, the suspect came back with an air gun, aimed and fired at Aroco. Peter who was standing beside Aroco was the one hit at her right leg that prompted  Destin Berting Peter, husband of the victim, to take a bolo and chase the suspect until they scuffled.  As a result, the left palm and right foot of Peter sustained injuries. The suspect escaped and responding cops the Peter couple to Benguet General Hospital for medical treatment. Case is being readied against the suspect and the owner of the store for poll violations.

Taxi driver held up, robbed of day’s earning
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A taxi driver was robbed of his earning and cellphone by three men here along Balite Road on May 8 around 3:30 a.m. Police identified the victim as Joseph Norma Mandap, 26, of Bakakeng Sur, Baguio City. Investigation disclosed the complainant was flagged down along Lower Session Road, Baguio City by the suspects who requested to be ferried to Tacay Lodge. Upon reaching, one of the suspects asked the victim to continue driving because they were nearing their residence. When they reached the place, the suspects ordered the driver to stop the taxi.
One of the suspects was about to hand over their fare and when the driver was about to receive the money, the suspect suddenly punched the mouth and face of the driver. The suspect who was seated behind brought out a knife and said, “Kuya ilabas mo ang pera mo kung ayaw mong masaktan.”
The driver immediately handed over his collection amounting to P3, 2000 and his cell phone worth P5, 000. The suspects fled to unknown direction.

Man wanted for syndicated estafa lands in jail
BAGUIO CITY – A man wanted for syndicated estafa landed in jail after he was arrested here May 6 at about 7:25 p.m. a Smart Com., De Leon Bldg., Session Road by Bagujio and La Trinidad, Benguet police. Nabbed was Aurelio Balayod Dayso, 48, of Poblacion, Kibungan, Benguet after arrest warrant was issued against bhim by Ivan Kim Morales, assisting Judge of Regional Trial Court, La Trinidad, Benguet. Morales denied bail.

Driver shoots brother over card game 
BANGUED, Abra – A card game led to the shooting of a man by his brothere here on May 5 at about 6:20 p.m. Polcie said they received a phone call from a concerned citizen that a shooting incident transpired here in Linasin, Zone 1 so they procedded to the area.
They identified the victim as Marlon Gonzales Castillo, 33, tricycle driver, of Barangay Ubbog, Bangued, Abra and arrested the suspect identified as Carmelo Gonzales Castillo, the victim’s elder brother, 43, river of Metro Bangued Water District, and a resident of Linasin, Zone 1.
Investigation disclosed the suspect, victim and their friends were playing cards when a heated argument ensued between the suspect and the victim. The suspect left the place and took his firearm from their house believed to be Cal. 38 revolver, and shot the victim twice hitting his left elbow. The suspect fled after the incident but was arrested later by responding cops while the victim was rushed to Abra Provincial Hospital for treatment.  The firearm used by the suspect was not recovered. 

PNP swears in 150 Lambat-Sibat volunteers in Ifugao
LAGAWE, Ifugao -- A total of 150 Lambat-Sibat volunteers from various sectors were sworn n recently to help the Philippine National Police to help maintain  peace and order in the province.
Ifugao police chief Senior Supt. Constancio Chinayog, Jr. administered the oath taking of volunteers at the Provincial Police Office here.
The volunteers pledged to abide by the rules and regulations of the Lambat Sibat Volunteer Program and to perform duties and responsibilities.
Chinayog urged volunteers to promote volunteerism and work for the betterment of their barangays and the province.
 Lambat-Sibat is a police program to combat criminality nationwide. It uses dragnet, intelligence and operations to catch criminals.
The volunteers’ functions are to support the PNP in its anti-criminality drive, ensure efficiency of law enforcers, provide information on activities of crime groups; provide intelligence information, support advocacy activities, information operations, media relations; and establish policy on recruitment of community Lambat-Sibat volunteers.-- Marcelo B. Lihgawon


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