>> Saturday, February 18, 2017

HK national, 2 others nabbed in Baguio Bust
BAGUIO CITY -- Anti-narcotics agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera nabbed three men in a sting operation here Wednesday at Sergeant Floresca, Malvar, Aurora Hill. 
Arrested were John Daryl Malicdem Villanueva alias Jhong Villanueva, 30; Joemar Roblas Cañaveral, 39, Hong Kong national and resident along Asin Road, Baguio City and Clint Joseph Ambrosio Macachor, 28 of Aurora Hill.
Confiscated from them were shabu valued at P14,000 which they reportedly sold to as PDEA undercover agent.
Confiscated from the suspects during the operation were the buy-bust money, several drug paraphernalia and a mobile phone.
They were detained at the PDEA-CAR jail while charges for illegal drugs were prepared against them.

Woman files case  against ‘rapist’ 
BAGUIO CITY – A case for  rape was filed against a certain Allan Bernal Gatdula a.k.a Lanz, 34, single, of Dela Rosa St., Gabriela Silang here by the female victim.
Police said the incident happened Monday around 2 to 3 a.m. at No. 36 Evangelista St., Leonila Hill when the victim, with her friends Angela Manalili, Vee Jay Espenosa, and the suspect had a drinking session at the place.
After some hours, the complainant felt sleepy and went to sleep at the room of Manalili. At about 2 a.m., the complainant awoke when she felt someone kissing her while touching her private parts. She resisted and identified the suspect with the light coming from her cell phone. 

Armed men stop, harass farmer from building shanty
TABUK CITY – A case for grave threats was filed against men who reportedly harassed a farmer and his brother-in-law who were building a shanty.
Police said the incident happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday at Employees Village, Purok 6, Bulanao on complaint of Judy Binuloc Baggas, 36, of Baccong, Pangol, Tanudan while suspects were named as  Jayford Amading and Brinjen Amading, both residents of Purok 6 Bulanao.
Investigation revealed that the complainant with his brother-in-law Dexter Dangiwan Bisbis, 23, of Pagugu, Dupligan, Tanudan, went to his lot to construct a shanty when the suspects arrived.
Amading told them to stop their construction while allegedly holding his gun tucked on his waist and thereafter left the area onboard a motorcycle.
At about 2 p.m. that day, suspects arrived accompanied by three unidentified males and forced the complainant to stop and leave the place. At about 3 p.m., the suspects went back and destroyed the four newly constructed posts and threatened them to a fight. Responding police investigated the incident. Charges are set to be filed agaisnt the suspects.

Cable technician electrocuted in Baguio
BAGUIO CITY – A cable technician is now in critical condition after he was accidentally electrocuted while installing afiber cable wire on a Benguet Electric Coop. post here Tuesday around 1 p.m.
along Tavera St., South Drive barangay.
The victim was identified as Ferdinand Escorsa Abugan, 44, married, of MIESCOR, Irisan. Investigation disclosed the victim and his companion were installing PLDT fiber cable wire when it accidentally touched the 14,000 voltage main line of Beneco.
Cops responded but the victim was already brought to Baguio General Hospital by his companion. That victim suffered second degree burn on his back and first degree burn to his stomach, chest and both feet. He is now confined at the said hospital for surgical operation.

Theft charges filed vs man for taking money, gadgets
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A case for theft was filed against a certain   Jounery Cadangen Atelba, of legal age, native of Madaymen, Kibungan,  and resident of Buyagan, Poblacion here for taking gadgets and personal items of Joy Flores Gam-oy, 26, student, native of Madaymen, Kibungan. 
A police report said the incident happened Wednesday aeound 1 a.m. inside Dap-ayan 2 Bar and Restaurant here along km 6, Barangay Betag.
Investigation disclosed that the complainant and her companion went to drink liquor at the said place where they met the suspect. While there, the complainant and her companion went to the comfort room leaving their bag behind with the suspect.
When the complainant returned, she noticed that her A6 Samsung Tablet worth P10,000 and wallet containing Phil health ID, SSS ID, NBI clearance, ATM cards, pictures, and P3,000.00 were missing allegedly taken by the suspect. Case is under investigation while the CCTV footage was set for review.

Drug surrenderee nabbed for frustrated murder
BANGUED, Abra – Police nabbed here Monday at Barangay Lingtan Monday a certain Robin Pineda Bergonia, 22, drug surrenderee for frustrated murder.  
This, after Raphiel F. Alzate, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court, Branch 58, Bucay Abra issued warrant against him setting bail of P200,000 for his temporary liberty. 

2 construction workers electrocuted in Bontoc
BONTOC, Mountain Province – Two construction workers were seriously injured here Monday around 1 p.m. when a steel bar they were hauling hit a high tension wire of Moutain Province Electric Coop. electrocuting them.
A police report said the two victims were working at the 3rd floor of Chumapoy’s building, public market, Poblacion wjem the accident happened. Both were brought to Bontoc General Hospital for treatment. Victims were identified as Cyrile Jr. Lacaben Fayno, 24, of Poblacion, Sadanga town and Danny Annam Cabab, 48 of Solana, Cagayan and  resident of Betwagan, Sadanga.
Investigation disclosed victims were hired by Rose Marie Chumapoy Hinatuan, 41 of Omfeg, Bontoc Ili. Both were pulling one a 16mm steel bar for them to use as building post when the bar hit  hit the wire.
Victims suffered electrical burns. Fayno was admitted at the said hospital while Cabab was referred to Baguio General Hospital, Baguio City for treatment.

Thief texts woman he will return stolen phone for sex
BAGUIO CITY – A certain Margie Sunido Manoli with her family boarded a jeepney at Bengao, Bakakeng bound to the city proper here Feb. 5. Upon reaching Marcos Highway, a man later identified as Alcavez “Bhong” Ducusin who was seated beside her left the jeepney. Manoli found out later her phone placed inside her sling bag was gone when she went at Burnham park to meet her daughter. She immediately contacted her number. At first, the suspect was not answering her calls. When the victim texted him later, the suspect replied he will return the phone in exchange for sex. -- Gaius Cabrera

Woman nabbed for estafa
BAGUIO CITY – Police arrested here Jan. 31 a certain Jennifer Joradan Gado after warrant was served against her for several estafa cases arising from falsification of commercial document by Municipal Trial Court of La Trinidad after she was charged for the offense by several complainants. The court set bail of P12,000 for her temporary liberty.. Subject person is now detained for theft, and violation of bouncing checks law. -- Gaius Cabrera

Online bomb threat causes panic in Baguio 
BAGUIO CITY -- Online threats of a bomb inside the huge SM mall caused panic here last week.
A hoax message purportedly from an SM official circulated on social media detailing threats from a rebel group extorting money from the mall giant sent jitters across the city.
                SM City Baguio , in a statement, said the message has been verified as a hoax after a joint investigation with the local police.
“The information did not come from any SM officer. We continue to stay alert and committed to the security and wellbeing of customers, tenants and employees at all times," the mall operator said.
 The hoax message was also sent to the social media pages of the police, which prompted a probe. 
 Senior Supt. Ramil Saculles, city police director, said the hoax message did not name a specific SM branch.
"Having an SM in Baguio, we all pushed our resources to validate the info, we would like to solicit the cooperation of all sectors to be vigilant and alert not only in SM but in the whole city," Saculles said.
 Authorities began confirming the threat early morning Friday.
                "At 2:15 a.m. kaninang madaling araw, it was responded by our personnel and at 8:15 a.m., same response. We coordinated with SM to have patrol within the vicinity along the parking area and the delivery area," Saculles said.
 The Cordillera police urged the pubic to be prudent in sharing unverified reports that may cause unnecessary panic and fear.

60-year-old widow hacked to death  
PINUKPUK, Kalinga – A 60-year-old widow was found hacked to death here Tuesday in her house around 7:30 p.m. at Bakwit, Allaguia. The victim was identified as Vicenta Maiyao  Leyang Maiyao,farmer. Police investigation revealed earlier around 6 p.m. a certain Jan Jan Maiyao Baggay, 39, farmer, resident of same place went to the house of the victim to get the cellphone number of Miyer Maiyao, the brother of the victim. Upon arrival he knocked the door three times but nobody responded and he noticed lights inside were on. He peeped on small hole and saw the victim lying on the floor. He then informed his relatives about the incident.
 Responding cops discovered the victim was hacked on her neck, forehead, chin, left and right hand while the body was already stiff.

 Salesman nabbed for mauling service crew member 
BAGUIO CITY – A salesman was arrested for mauling a service crew member here Tuesday around 12:15a.m. along the pathway of Rose Garden, Burnham Park. The victim was named as Jemar Negrillo Embuedo, 23, resident of Queen of Peace. He was reportedluy mauled by Erickson Velasquez Gonzales, 20, resident of San Carlos Heights Extension.
Investigation disclosed that victim was on his way home when he passed by a group of persons standing beside the road. Suspect came from behind and suddenly smashed a big stone to the victim’s mouth. Victim also picked a stone to fight back. Taxi drivers at the area came to pacify the commotion as they saw that the suspect was about to attack again the victim. Gonzales and several companions suddenly ran towards Otek Street when they saw several taxi drivers were coming towards them. However, the suspect was apprehended by several concerned citizens who turned over him to the responding police personnel.

Bontoc student mauled after bar drinking session 
BONTOC, Mountain Province – A certain Jeremiah Tamangen Finatek, 20, student, of Upper Caluttit here was reportedly mauled Monday around 11 p.m. by still unidentified men. Police said they received a text message from the Bontoc General Hospital that they were treating a victim of mauling who brought himself there.
Interview with the victim revealed that he came from Triple A Bar, Market Compound, Poblacion, after a drinking session and while on his way home he met four unidentified male persons who without apparent reason allegedly mauled him. The victim had a cut on his forehead and suffered multiple abrasions, said Dr. Helen Tikchap who treated the victim.

16-year-old student arrested for rape
BANGUED, Abra – Police nabbed here Monday a student identified as Kevin Dela Paz Marero, 16, of Barangay Agtangao for rape.The suspect was arrested at Partas Bus Station in Zone 7 after warrant was issued against him by Raphiel F. Alzate, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court, Branch 1, Bangued, for rape in relation to Republic Act 7610, Alzate set bail of P200,000 to Marero’s temporary liberty.

Minor arrested for stealing motorcycle
KABAYAN, Benguet – Cops of this town arrested Monday a minor around 4:30 a.m. for stealing a motorcycle. Suspect Milo Lingdawan Antonio, laborer, of Kabayo, Nueva Vizcaya was arrested in Bisong, Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya after arrest warrant was issued against him by judge Jennifer P. Humiding, of RTC, Branch 63, La Trinidad, Benguet for the crime. Humiding set bail of P120,000 for Lingdawan’s temporary liberty.

Man nabbed for ‘robbery in band’
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A resident of Barangay Buyagan here was arrested Monday around 2 p.m. by cops for “robbery in band.” Suspect Wilfredo Dio-Alan, 44, married, was arrested at Santa Lucia  km 4, Asin Road after warrant was issued against him by Rogelio P. Corpuz, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court, 2nd Judicial Region Branch 27, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya under Criminal Case Number 8324 with bail bond of P40,000.

DPWH-CAR driver nabbed for grave oral defamation 
BAGUIO CITY – A driver of the Dept. of Public Works and Highways here was arrested here noon Monday for grave oral defamation. Arrested was Nelson Palamit Ruadap, 46, of Tabora Barangay, Trancoville. Ruadap was arrested at the DPWH-Cordillera Administrativbe Region regional office here at Engineers Hill after Leody M. Opolinto, presiding judge of MTC in Cities 1st Judicial Region, 3rd Branch Baguio City issued warrant against him for the crime. Opolinto set bail of P6,000 for Ruadap’s temporary liberty. He was brought to police station and later posted bail.

Cell phone technician nabbed for 3 estafa cases
BAGUIO CITY – A cellphone technician was nabbed here Monday at his residence around 1 p.m. after three judges issued warrants against him for for three counts of estafa. Arrested was Samuel Binwag Indopia, 33, of No. 321 Upper Pinget.
A bail bond of P80,000 issued by Emmanuel Cacho Rasing, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court, 1st Judicial Region Branch 3, Baguio City. Another bail bond of P300,000 was issued by Mona Lisa V. Tiongson-Tabora, presiding judge of RTC, 1st Judicial Region Branch 7, Baguio City while another bail bond of P350,000 was ordered by  judge Maria Ligaya V. Itliong-Rivera of RTC, 1st Judicial Region Branch 5, Baguio City.
A police report said Indopia posted a total of P720,000 bail for his temporary liberty in all three cases.

Businesswoman nabbed for operating without business permit
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A businesswoman was nabbed here Monday Around 3 p.m. for operating without business permit. Jennifer Baldo Mayomis, 39, single, resident of Farm Station, Puguis here was nabbed after Delilah Gonzales-Muñoz, presiding judge of MTC of La Trinidad, 1st Judicial Region, Benguet issued warrant against her for violation of municipal ordinance known as the La Trinidad Revised Revenue Code (Operating business without permit). Baiol for her temporary liberty was set at P2,000.

PROCOR Officers Ladies Club donates motor vehicle
CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet -- As partners in promoting peace and order, the Officers Ladies Club (OLC) here headed by  Josephine Amor P Sarona, OLC adviser donated a motor vehicle Monday to the regional police office.
Regional police director Chief Supt. Elmo Francis Sarona, headed signing of deed of donation with Supt. Noel Vallo, regional logistics division chief, NUP’s Iluminada Lachica, and members of  OLC. After the signing, the key of said motor vehicle was turned over to the regional director later blessed by the regional police chaplain.
This, as  RD Sarona led awarding of five PNP personnel for  “commitment and devotion to duty in fighting illegal drugs which resulted in a laudable accomplishment that brought honor and prestige not only for themselves but for the PNP Cordillera.”

3 nabbed in Benguet transport of illegal logs  
BUGUIAS, Benguet -- Three men were arrested for transporting illegal lumber here last week.
Nabbed were Stephen Liked, 21, driver and his two passengers named as Charles Liked, 20 and Brix Dungalen, 21, all farmers, and residents of Barangay Balintaugan, Bauko, Mt. Province after they failed to present documents of the lumber. The suspects who were aboard a White Hyundai Van when they  were intercepted at Bayoyo, Buyacaoan, Buguias evening of Feb. 3.  A total of 104 pieces of lumber with a total volume of 841.63 board feet were confiscated.
           In another operation, police confiscated 192 pieces of abandoned pine lumber with a total volume of 1,341 board feet at Bobong, Japa, Topdac, Atok town morning of same day.
Bokod town police also confiscated 71 pieces of lumber with a total volume of 441.6 board feet at the mountainous area of Barangay Ekip the following day.
Taxi driver nabbed in buy-bust operation 
BAGUIO CITY -- Hours after arresting a member of a local drug group, anti-narcotics agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera nabbed a member of a local drug group operating within this city and Benguet at Pinsao Proper. 
Felmer Salbino Paladino alias Jojo, 40, taxi driver of Kapangan, Benguet and a resident of Central Buyagan, La Trinidad was cuffed when he sold four heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing shabu to an undercover agent.
Paladino yielded buy-bust money worth P2,000 upon his arrest.  He was detained at the PDEA-CAR jail facility pending filing of a case aagaisnt him illegal drugs.

PNP: Abu Sayaf threat on SM, a hoax
BAGUIO CITY -- The Police Regional Office- Cordillera said circulating messages in social media regarding Abu Sayaf threat to bomb SM were not true and there was no need for the public to be alarmed.
Police probed alleged threat and found out the information did not come from any SM officer.
“As of this time, there are no information regarding the presence of Abu Sayaf in Cordillera,” regional police office said in an advisory. “The ProCor  leadership is asking the public to be prudent in believing and sharing unverified reports that may cause unnecessary panic and fear,” the advisory said, adding the the screen shot of the memo from APD, Benguet PPO posted on facebook by a certain Jesse Watari Bolante was uncalled for. The APD, BPPO did not confirm the threat but merely instructed his field units to coordinate with SM.”
Regional police director Chief Supt. Elmo Francis Oco Sarona urged the public to report to  police suspicious persons, activities and unattended baggage in public, people checking areas or buildings, people trying to enter secure areas, or any untoward incidents and crime through the nationwide Emergency Hotline 911 or to report to nearest police station or through social media (PROCOR Website- www.pnp.procor.gov.ph; Twitter - @RDPROCordillera; and facebook page – PROCOR RPIO) or through hotline numbers: (074) 422-5515 or 09175302695 - Regional Tactical Operation Center; 09998851849-Regional Public Information Office.

Kalinga declared ‘drug-free;’ opens haven for surrenderees
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga --The Philippine National Police declared  the province of  Kalinga  “drug-free” Feb. 6 as a haven for drug-surrenderees was opened at old provincial jail, provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Digna Dalutag said.
Assistant Secretary Antonio Hernandez of the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development was guest of honor during the twin activities.
Some 114 of 152 total barangays in Kalinga were  affected by drugs at the start of war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte. By year-end of 2016, efforts of police, local officials, community people, Church and civil societies in curbing the drug menace gained  positive result  with  response of pushers and marijuana planters to stop their illegal trade and drug users to surrender.  
The provincial government opened the old provincial jail here to serve as haven for drug surrenderees.
Kalinga Provincial Police chief, Senior Supt. Brent Madjaco, said drug surrenderees locked up at the crowded Bureau of Jail Management and Penology jail center will be transferred to said former jail wards.
Kalinga’s declaration as drug free province is also a result of the organization of 113 Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Illigal na Droga or Mmasa-Masid. – Peter Balocnit 


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