>> Thursday, March 9, 2017

 Collado appointed new Ilocos police director 
CAMP FLORENDO, La Union – Chief Superintendent Charlo Collado is the new director of the Ilocos region police.
Collado took over the post from Chief Superintendent Gregorio Pimentel at the change of command ceremony on Friday.
Pimentel was named officer-in-charge of the directorate for intelligence, replacing Chief Superintendent Nestor Quinsay, who had retired. – Jun Elias         

2 girls drown in Manaoag
MANAOG, Pangasinan -- Two girls drowned while swimming in a river in Barangay Sapang here Feb. 25, police said.
The two were identified as Irish Mae Relosa, 15; and her younger sister, Angelo Joy, 12; both residents of Sitio Sagun, Barangay Pugaro, Manaoag town in Pangasinan.
Other residents who were also bathing in the river reported to the police around 4:31 p.m. that Saturday when they noticed the siblings were missing.
A few minutes later, the girls were found by elements of the Bureau of Fire Protection and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council six feet underwater and were not moving.
The siblings were identified by their aunt Dina Molina, 20.
The girls were rushed to the Manaoag Community Hospital where they were declared dead on arrival. -- PNA

Druggies fall in Baguio City PDEA buy-bust
BAGUIO CITY – An alleged member of a local drug group and a drug surrendee were arrested in a buy-bust operation by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera early Wednesday along Camdas Subdivision, Baguio City.
Eden Vincent Duyan Rapanut alias Vince, 40, of Camdas Subdivision, was arrested with Koren Olsim Agusdan alias Batsoy, 39 of Buguias, Benguet and resident of La Trinidad, Benguet when they sold a heat-sealed transparent sachet containing suspected shabu to an anti-narcotics agent of regional PDEA.
Upon arrest, the suspects yielded the buy-bust money and another sachet containing suspected shabu. They are now  detained at the PDEA-CAR jail facility pending the filing of cases for illegal drugs.

Man dies after jumping from truck in Isabela
JONES, Isabela --  A farm worker died after jumping from a moving truck to avoid a bee attack in a forested area here Feb. 25.  
The rear wheel of the vehicle hit Rolan Cacayan, 33, a resident of Barangay Minuri.
Supt. Manuel Bringas, Isabela police chief investigator, said Cacayan was with other farm workers when their vehicle hit a beehive.
The truck driver surrendered to the Jones police station. – Raymund Catindig

Tarlac bocap shot dead
GERONA, Tarlac -- Bernard Visaya, chairman of Barangay Dicolor here, was in his service vehicle on his way to the barangay hall when he was shot Monday.
Visaya was pronounced dead on arrival at the Jecson Medical Center in Tarlac City.
Prior to the shooting, the neighbors of the victim said unidentified motorcycle-riding men were seen passing by the barangay hall. – Ding Cervantes

41 Panagbenga visitors injured in bus accident
TUBA, Benguet – Some 41 Development Bank of the Philippines employees were injured in a bus accident here in Barangay Poblacion before noon June 26. 
The employees came from the Mines View Park and were headed to the Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City when the accident occurred around 11 a.m. in Sitio Badiwan.
The DBP Hino bus was traveling downhill when its engine malfunctioned, said to Chief Insp. Jim Hilario, town police chief.
Bus driver Johnson Binabay, 48, lost control of the wheel and opted to slam the bus into a boulder to stop it.
The impact caused the bus to roll on its side.
The passengers were rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for treatment.

Man eating halo-halo shot dead
MABALACAT, Pampanga -- William Toribio, a resident of Barangay Mabiga here  was eating halo-halo in front of a store when motorcycle-riding men shot him several times.
The gunmen left a piece of paper that read, “magnanakaw ako, drug adik, wag tularan (I’m a robber and drug addict, don’t emulate).”

2 town workers hurt in Isabela shooting
SAN PABLO, Isabela -- Two municipal workers shot here Tuesday night in Minanga village here, and are in critical condition.
Pablo Guiquing and Roberto Macapagal were injured by gunmen who opened fire at their house at 9:30 p.m.
Relatives brought the victims to the Milagros District Hospital for treatment.  

Woman killed, two hurt in Vizcaya collision
SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya -- A 54-year-old woman died, while two others were hurt, in a collision here Wednesday involving four vehicles.
Police said Lolita Valdez, 54, died on the way to a hospital after the tricycle ferrying her and Gaybert Balangatan, 43, struck a Mitsubishi Adventure owned by Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Agriculture Office, before colliding with two other cars on the road in Bascaran village at dawn.
The accident injured Balangatan and 52-year-old tricycle driver Rodrigo Brin, said SPO2 Joey Aquino of the Solano police.
The government vehicle was driven by Jonel Leano, who was not harmed.  

Drug suspect shot dead in Bulacan
SAN ILDEFONSO, Bulacan -- A drug suspect was killed here Wednesday. 
Armando Serrano, 27, a resident of Barangay Garlan, was driving his motorcycle on his way home when unidentified men shot him several times. The gunmen fled toward San Miguel.
Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, Bulacan police acting director, said the fatality was recently freed on bail for motorbike theft and illegal drugs.

46 Ifugao cops attend investigation course
LAGAWE, Ifugao -- Forty six   investigators of police units in the province are attending Criminal Investigation Course at the Ifugao Provincial Police Office here.  
The 45-day course   is under the supervision of the Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Branch.  
Mayor Mariano Buyagawan, Jr. of Lamut who graced the opening of the training, urged police to actively participate particularly in the preparation of sworn statements and preservation of evidence until filing of cases in court saying in any case, it is a battle between the investigators and perpetrator. -- Marcelo Lihgawon

Danglas employs 7 drug surrenderees 
DANGLAS, Abra -- Seven drug surrenderees here are now employed by the local government. 
Mayor Florence Denise Bernos-Bragas said the seven were hired as administrative aides under direct supervision of the Municipal Police Office. 
Danglas was the first municipal local government to adapt a community rehabilitation program for surrenderees in support to anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. 
Bragas said the surrenderees who had drug tests last year undergo random drug testing to ensure they are no longer into illegal drugs and substances. 
The surrenderees expressed gratitude  to Mayor Poyee as they fondly call her, saying she had not  given up on them as they strive to help themselves in their rehabilitation. 
 Her being a medical doctor and with legal assistance of her husband, lawyer Russel A. Bragas, were a great advantage in bringing about a holistic scheme of rehabilitation for the drug surrenderees in her municipality, residents said. -- Maria Teresa B. Beñas

Apayao declared drug-free province
KABUGAO, Apayao -- Apayao is now a drug-free province.
Cordillera police director Chief Supt. Elmo Francis Sarona made the declaration during the recent 22nd founding anniversary of the province here. He was joined by provincial officials led by Gov. Elias Bulut Jr. and Cong. Eleanor Begtang with Department of Interior and Local Government regional director Marlo Iringan and National Police Commission-CAR regional director Editha Puddoc.
Sarona said the declaration of the status  of  being drug-cleared went through a stringent validation and has complied with the parameters set by the Dangerous Drugs Board such as non-availability of drug supply, absence of drug laboratory, clandestine drug warehouse; marijuana cultivation site; drug den, pusher, user, protector and financer.
Apayao has also established drug awareness, preventive education and information and other related programs and voluntary and compulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desks with the help of active Sangguniang Kabataan members. -- Redjie Melvic Cawis

Pasuquin bocap shot dead in bar
PASUQUIN, Ilocos Norte --  A village councilman was killed here Feb. 24 by a still unidentified gunman.
Vincent Manzano of Barangay Dilavo was with his friend Ronald Edurise, 33, when an unidentified man wearing a mask entered a karaoke bar in Barangay Davila iand shot him several times.
Police said Manzano was not on their barangay drug watchlist.


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