>> Saturday, April 29, 2017

 Worker electrocuted on Baguio overpass rooftop

BAGUIO CITY – A worker repairing the Y-shaped over pass here along Upper Magsaysay Ave., corner Bonifacio St. was badly hurt when he was electrocuted Tuesday around 10: 30 p.m.
Victim Virgilio Rondon Paguel, 21, and his co-worker were assembling  scaffoldings of rooftop of the overpass to paint the roof, when one of his co-workers handed him a metal pipe and it accidentally touched the pipe of Benguet Electric Coop. main line that caused his electrocution.
The victim collapsed and rolled down the gutter. Responders applied first aid to his burns and brought him to Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for treatment.
Attending physician Oscar M. Halum told police the victim suffered second degree burns.

 Ex-CPLA surrenders firearm in Natonin

NATONIN, Mountain Province – A former member of the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army identified as Miguel B. Adwasen , 62, single, farmer here of Barangay Banawel surrendered to police a shotgun without ammunition with marking on the wooden butt “Kattet Raul.” Banasan said he obtained the shotgun in 2008 when he entered to the CPLA.
 The shotgun is now uner custody of Natonin police.

 Man jailed for illegal explosives

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – Police arrested here Wednesday a certain Mariano Tinong, 57, farmer for illegal posssession of explosives. This, after Anastacio D. Anghad, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 36, Santiago City issued warrant against him.
 Murder lands young man in Sagada jail    

SAGADA, Mountain Province – Police arrested here Wednesday at Barangay Dagdag a certain Albert Jr. Masliyan Sibayan, 19, single for murder. Joseph A. Patnaan, presiding judge of First Judicial Region, Regional Trial Court, Branch 35, Bontoc Mountain Province earlier issued Sibayan’s arrest warrant.

Bucay hospital building burned

BUCAY, Abra – Part of the Bucay District Hospital, a separate building housing the water laboratory was burned here Wednesday noon. Police assisted the Bureau of Fire Protection and Penarrubia Fire Station in putting out the blaze. No casualty was reported. The Bucay Fire Station is still investigating cause of fire and damage cost.

Guard leaves car with engine on; bumps sedan

BAGUIO CITY – A vehicle accident happened here Wednesday around 6 a.m. at City Hall loop exit parking area when a Mitsubishi Adventure wagon bearing plate number SHY 580 while being driven by Nelson Sulday Leoncio, 41, security guard employed by Interlink Security Management Agency bumped a Mazda sedan with plate number CLG 553 while parked unattended at the parking space by its owner a certain  Flacido Ginarao, city hall employee assigned at City Treasury Office.
Investigation disclosed Lencio, security guard on duty at City Hall was about to transfer the Mitsubishi Adventure from where it was parked while maneuvering, Leoncio said he alighted from the vehicle leaving the engine running, allegedly to switch on the City Hall time monitoring siren inside the City Hall building and forgot to activate the hand brake. When he returned, the vehicle was already moving forward prompting  Leoncio to go after it, boarded the vehicle but unfortunately stepped on accelerator pedal causing the vehicle to increase speed hitting the parked Mazda sedan and  stone riprap which were damaged.
Responding traffic investigators took the statements of Ginarao and Leoncio, confiscated the security guard’s license and issued traffic citation ticket to the driver for traffic violation.

 Motorcycle driver plunges roadside; seriously hurt

HUNGDUAN, Ifugao – A motorcycle driver was seriously hurt when the vehicle he was driving plunged down around eight feet down a roadhere Wednesday around 9:25 p.m. at Sitio Galahi, Poblacion. 
The victim was identified as Giovanni B. Antonio, 23, of Barangay Hapao. He was driving a Honda motorcycle without number plate while traversing the road from Numpolia, Hungduan proceeding to Poblacion, Hungduan when the accident happened.
A co-worker of the victim named as Jova Pugong, 27, of Dumiwag, Poblacion immediately brought the victim to Hungduan District Hospital for treatment.

Govt. employee hurt in traffic altercation

LAGAWE, Ifugao – A government employee was injured after he was stoned by a man he had an altercation with following a traffic accident here Tuesday around 10 p.m. along the national road JP Rizal Avenue, Dullagan, Poblacion West.
Police named the victim as Roland Bulayo here of Cuta, Pob. West while the suspect was identified as Joel Uyan.
 Investigation disclosed the victim with his companions Jovanie Buneo and Henry Bulayo on board a motorcycle nearly bumped another motorcycle driven by Uyan that prompted the latter to stop his motorcycle and parked beside of the road.
Bulayo got down from his motorcycle and went near the suspect but noticed the suspect was holding a knife. Bulayo grabbed the knife, the  suspect to moved away and they had an argument. Bulayo threw the knife towards the suspect who picked a stone and threw it on the face of the Bulayo. Uyan ran away after the incident while the victim was brought to Natuwolan Clinic here by his companions but was referred at Panopdopan District Hospital in Lamut, Ifugao. The victim’s face was reportedly fractured. Suspect is still at large.

 No bail for man with no business permit

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A man ordered arrested by a judge for operating with a business permit was denied bail here last week.  
Albert Collado Ngoslab, 38, driver, and resident of km 12 Barangay here was arrested in his residence Tuesday around 4 p.m.
This, after Delilah Gonzales-Muñoz, presiding judge of MTC of La Trinidad, First Judicial Region, issued arrest warrant against him for violation of Municipal Ordinance No. 12-2005 known as La Trinidad Revised Revenue Code (operating business without permit.)

 Man lands in jail for frustrated murder

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Police arrested here Tuesday at Purok 4, Barangay Bulanao a certain Romel Buniaga Aggaraw, 30, of Cagumitan, Tuao, Cagayan for frustrated murder.
This, after Neljoe A Cortes, acting presiding judge of RTC Branch 25, 2nd Judicial Region, Bulanao issued warrant against him recommending bail of P200, 000.

Montero SUV bumps, injures old woman

BAGUIO CITY – An old lady was rushed to the hospital after she was bumped along Lake Drive, Burnham Park Tuesday noon by a  Mitsubishi Montero with Plate No. AAN-6162 driven by Ronnie Boy Abat Fontanilla37, of San Carlos Heights.
Police named the victim as Irene Banatao Pangosban, 72, of Purok Sadjo Loakan Proper. 
Police said the victim was crossing the road when bumped by the said vehicle who came from Shanum Street, headed to Abad Santos Drive. The injured victim was brought to SLU Hospital for treatment.
Responding traffic investigator confiscated the driver’s license of the driver and the OR/CR of the vehicle.

Security guard jailed for sexual abuse of student

BAGUIO CITY - A security guard is now in jail after he reportedly sexually assaulted a 23-year-old student inside his boarding house here while the latter’s live-in partner was asleep.
The student was allegedly victimized by Sandy Kadmano Bilalay, 42, single, security guard and resident of Happy Homes here.
 Investigation disclosed around 3 a.m. Tuesday, the victim with her live-in partner named as Tommy Dela Torre Bagbagen, went to City Limit, Lower Magsaysay Ave. to look for a sports bar and decided to go to the nearby convenient store to wait for their friend.
While waiting along the sidewalk, Bagbagen approached Bilalay and asked him if he knew of any sports bar at the area who told him the sports bar at that place was already closed and instead invited them to have a drinking spree at his boarding house.
On the course of their drinking, Bagbagen fell asleep while the victim and the suspect remained and continued drinking, until Bilalay went near to the victim and started to embrace, kiss her neck and touched her shoulder down to her breast prompting the victim to resist and push the respondent, but he continued to touch her breast.
The victim ran outside but was chased by the suspect who pulled her hair until she stumbled on the ground and mauled her.
 Responding police arrested the suspect and the case was brought to the attention of inquest prosecutor Nenita Opiana who directed transfer of the suspect to Baguio City Jail.

 Drunk driver slams FX onto motorcycle; 2 hurt

MANKAYAN, Benguet – A FX Tamaraw vehicle driven by a drunk man collided with motorcycle here Tuesday around 4 p.m. along Abatan-Mankayan National Road at Dowag, Guinaoang resulting to injuries of the motorcycle’s riders.
A police report said the Tamaraw FX bearing plate number PWL198 driven by Johnwell Abawa Toking, 32, collided with the Loncin 150 motorcycle driven by  Elmer Tuangan Bacol 23, farmer. 
Investigation disclosed the Tamaraw FX was descending towards Mankayan and upon reaching the curved portion of the road, it encroached the other lane and bumped the motorcycle that was ascending towards Abatan.
As a result, the driver of the motorcycle sustained multiple abrasions and lacerated wounds on his left knee and foot while his rider Julius Tuangan Bacol, incurred deep lacerated wound and abrasions on his left knee.
Passengers of the Tamaraw FX were unharmed. The FX’s driver was under the influence of liquor based on medical certificate issued by attending physician Christy Calugay.
                The victims were rushed to Northern Benguet District Hospital Abatan, Buguias, Benguet for medication. Both vehicles were damaged.

 100 persons hold rally to support Bongbong

BAGUIO CITY – Around 100 individuals held a rally here Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. at the Supreme Court Compound here to support former Sen. Bongbong Marcos in his bid to start recount votes for the Vice Presidency. Rallyists had a permit under the name of Mark Anthony Baliton of Samahang-Ilocano Global Alumni Council Baguio-Benguet Chapter. Said gathering ended peacefully at about 9:40 a.m. same date.

 Marijuana destroyed in Santol, Kibungan 

POLICE destroyed around 25,600 marijuana plants and 30 kilos of dried leaves on April 16.
The marijuana plants, with an estimated value of P9 million, were discovered in Barangays Sapdaan, Santol, La Union and Mocgao in Kibungan town, Chief Insp. Danilo Ligayo, town police chief, said yesterday.
Meanwhile, suspected drug pushers were arrested in stings in Concepcion, Tarlac; three in Lingayen and San Carlos City, Pangasinan.

Five men arrested for illegal firearms

CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – Five men were arrested in different parts of the region last week for illegal guns.
In Abra, cops arrested three individuals at a checkpoint who tried to escape, but caught after short chase. Suspect identified as Roderick Bernardez Afroilan, 23, of Poblacion, Penarrubia town was arrested April 15, along Lingsad, Riang in the town. Recovered from his possession was a Cal. 45 pistol loaded with seven bullets.  
The following day, police arrested Ian Millare Taluban 37, of Deet, Tayum, Abra and Germalon Tauro Potolin, 29, of Angad, Bangued along Angad-Bacsil Road in Angad. Recovered from their possession were one M16 baby armalite; Cal.45 loaded with eight bullets; three magazines for 5.56 mm gun ; 52 bullets and 14 sachets of suspected shabu.
 In Ifugao, another gun holder was arrested April 16, at Banao, Poblacion East, Lagawe .
Suspect was identified as Jaypee Dulnuan of Kiangan, Ifugao. He was reported to have taken a key of a motorcycle from his victims and failed to return this. Despite presence of responding PNP personnel, he refused to return the key prompting the policemen to search him. Recovered from his possession was a Cal. 38 handgun with loaded with three bullets and a fired cartridge case tucked on his waist.
In Kalinga, a tricycle driver identified as Jose Lecs Panabang Dorico, 41, and  resident of Purok 3, Masablang, Tabuk City, Kalinga was arrested in a checkpoint night of April 14, along the National Highway, Block 3, Purok 5, Bulanao, Tabuk City.
Recovered from his possession was an Armscor .45 cal. Pistol, with magazine loaded with 5 live ammunitions, one light brown sling bag and black wallet containing his driver’s license and  P34,538.
Recently, after responding to a reported shooting incident at a disputed land in Laya West, Tabuk City, Kalinga morning of April 17, police recovered one  M16 rifle loaded with 14  bullets, Magazine for M16 loaded with 27 bullets hidden in a grassy area and one revolver loaded with four bullets for M16 hidden in a garbage can.
All arrested suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence are now under the custody of the concerned operating units while charges are being prepared for filling of charges against the arrested persons in court.
Chief Supt. Francis Sarona, regional police director said regional police will maintain campaign against loose firearms to lessen threat to the peace and order in the region. 

Man steals victim’s cell phone, mauls him

BAGUIO CITY – A certain Charles Jojo Lapniten Besitan, 19, student, was allegedly victimized by  Ronald Valdez De Vera, 21, jobless, who took the former’s cell phone and mauled him Monday
around 8:15 a.m. here at Sinkhole Tabora Park, Lower Magsaysay.
Investigation disclosed the victim was walking along adjacent Bonifacio Street, when he noticed that his cellphone placed at the pocket of his backpack was missing. He went back to his previous route and saw the suspect holding a cell phone that looked like his missing cellphone.
When the victim confronted De Vera, the suspect denied his accusation and suddenly boxed him. They were pacified by a jeepney barker identified as Raffy Leona Centeno who called for police assistance. The victim was brought to Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. The case was referred to the inquest prosecutor.

Farmer stabs 2 teens in Ifugao

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – A farmer stabbed two male teenagers here around 11:30 p.m. Monday at a “peryahan” in Barangay  Potia.
Victims were identified as Rene Juan, 16, and Jezrael Bil-agon, 17 while the suspect was named as Gaudencio Bracino, 36, married, of Polanqui Albay and presently residing at Potia.
Investigation showed the victims were playing at the “peryahan” when the suspect approached them and without any reason, stabbed the back of Juan using an ice pick. When Bil-agon tried to help Juan, he was also stabbed. The suspect fled immediately after the incident. Both victims were brought to Potia District Hospital but were referred to Santiago City Hospital for treatment. Manhunt for the arrest of the suspect is ongoing.

Tourist rescued inside Sagada cave 

SAGADA, Mountain Province – A tourist was rescued inside a cave here after she fainted due to hyperventilation syndrome April 14 around 12 noon. 
Tourist Mary Grace De la Cruz, 37 of Imus, Cavite reportedly felt dizzy and fainted inside Lumiang Cave in Barangay Ambasing prompting guides to ask for help from police, Disaster personnel and Tour Guides Rescue Group who brought her to Saint Theodore’s Hospital.
De La Cruz with 12 companions, all residents of Imus, Cavite reportedly arrived here and booked at Kenlibed Lodge in Barangay Dagdag on April 13 about 6:30 p.m.
The next day, they got the services of two guides for a cave tour starting from Lumiang Cave up to the connecting Sumaguing Cave.
Upon reaching middle of Lumiang,  De la Cruz said  she could no longer walk, felt dizzy and fainted that prompted the tour guides to return outside the cave and call for assistance.
 At around 1:20 p.m. rescuers got inside the cave and immediately brought De la Cruz to the hospital. She was discharged around 2:35 p.m. that day.

 Homicide lands man in La Trinidad jail 

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A man was arrested here Monday for homicide.The suspect was identified as James Rafael Quibac, 40, of Ambongdolan, Tublay, Benguet and resident here of Barangay Wangal. This, after Emmanuel Cacho Rasing, acting presiding judge of RTC Branch 10, La Trinidad, Benguet issued arrest warrant against him.

Man found dead along Abra river 

DOLORES, Abra – Police found the decomposing body of a man here at Ban-aw River, Barangay Isit Monday.
The body was identified as that of Rogelio Claor Timbreza, 49, married, farmer of Poblacion, Lapaz town. Chuleta Timbreza, wife of the victim told police he had been missing since April 12 after he went afternoon that day to their rice field at Cardona, Dolores which is adjacent to Barangay Isit and failed to return home. The cadaver was subjected to autopsy but results were not revealed at press time.

US resident’s house razed in Bangued
BANGUED, Abra -- A two-storey residential house with extension, made up of concrete and wood owned by a certain Ruby Domingo, who is presently residing in the United States was razed to the ground here Monday night.
A police report said town firemen tried to put out the fire behind the Bangued Public Market Zone 2 to no avail.
The Bangued Municipal Fire Station disclosed the fire started around 9:40 p.m. and was declared out by BFP personnel around 11:45 p.m. Origin of the fire and cost of damages have yet to be determined. 

 Lot marker leads to brawl  between couple, two women

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A dispute over a land marker (muhon) led to a brawl between a couple and two women here Monday around 8:45 a.m. at Barangay Buyagan.
Police identified the victims as Joel, 42, farmer and Novilyn, 40, teacher both surnamed Basilio and residing at AE 1 Western Buyagan.
The suspects were identified as Rose Maliones, 40, resident of same place and Nora Bissok Lagadeo, 36, farmer of JB 17 km 4, Barangay Pico.
Investigation disclosed Joel was preparing his car for church when he saw Lagadeo and asked her about the steel bar that he placed as marker at the corner after they surveyed the lot.
A few minutes later, Maliones went to the victims’ house shouting, “Sino ti agdamdamag ti muhon?” and Joel replied it was him. Both parties went to the area where Joel placed the alleged missing steel bar.
While Joel was talking, Maliones suddenly slapped his face causing a scratch on his right cheek. His wife Novilyn came near them but Lagadeo suddenly slapped her left cheek and grabbed her hair. While Lagadeo and Novilyn were pulling each other’s hair, Maliones took a piece of wood and struck the head of Novilyn. Novilyn was confined at the Benguet General Hospital. 

Complaint filed against man for attempted murder   

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – A live-in couple filed a complaint against a certain Anacleto Cadiente for allegedly attempting to kill them here April 16.
Police named complainants as farmers Diolison Sosia Galinggana, 30 and Nida Sabaria Garcia, 44, of Barangay Sta. Maria who gave to police certificate to file action from the office of Barangay Sta. Maria against Cadiente.
Investigation disclosed around 4 p.m. of April 9, the suspect appeared at the house of the complainants under the influence of liquor, armed with a bolo and threatened to kill complainants.  The live-in partners got out of the house when the suspect attacked them and swung his bolo but he was pacified by his responding relatives. 
The incident reportedly emanated from unpaid credit of  complainants which the latter claimed to have already paid to the suspect. 
The case was referred to the barangay office but no settlement was reached when the suspect did not appear on the set date, thus, barangay officials endorsed the case to police. Case was referred to the provincial prosecutor’s office in Lagawe, Ifugao.

 ‘Killer’ of pizza resto boss nabbed

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – A man who gunned down the manager of a pizza restaurant down here in Barangay Zone 5 on April 15 is now in jail. 
Police identified the victim as Keinth Doon, 29. The employees of the pizza parlor beat up the gunman identified as Leo Ubilas, 32.
Ubilas surrendered to responding policemen and turned over his Cal. 38 revolver.
Investigators are eyeing a love triangle as the motive for the attack.      By Raymund Catindig

Man shot dead near former mayor’s house

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A still unidentified man was shot dead near the house of a former mayor of this capital town Wednesday around 5:45 a.m.
Earlier, a security guard of Benguet General Hospital called police station saying a victim of a shooting incident was brought to the BeGH. The victim was described as aged 30 to 40 with height of 5’3” to 5’5,” wearing green jacket, white t-shirt with writing "Mighty Feeds" and green short pants with "Army" label.
Investigation disclosed the victim went to buy at a store near the residence of former La Trinidad Mayor Galwan at Eastern Buyagan, Poblacion when the gunman, wearing white bonnet, surgical mask, nylon white jacket, denim pants and black leather shoes came from behind and shot the victim with unknown caliber of firearm at the back of his head that exited through his forehead.
The killer fled to unknown direction while victim was pronounced dead on arrival by Dr. Elvira T. Lampacan. Police didn’t name persons who brought the victim to the hospital.


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