>> Thursday, June 22, 2017

 78-year-old man dies as bungalow burns

TUBA, Benguet – A 78-year-old man was burned to death here Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. when the bungalow they were renting caught on fire reportedly due to a cigarette left in the area.
Barangay chief Pedro Gusman told police the house located in km 18 Asin Road in Penged, Nangalisan  was owned by Robert Abance, Jr.
The house was reportedly being rented by Marrisa Benito Tinoyan, teacher, with her father and two nephews. Marissa’s father, identified as Emoy Vicente Benito, 78, who was senile, was reportedly left alone in the house found inside burned to death. A lighted cigarette was reportedly seen near the house before the fire. Residents tried to put off the fire but it was too late. Fire personnel of Tuba responded and declared fire out at about 4:43 p.m. Damage cost was pegged at P354, 700.00.

Nueva Ecija cop slain  by sex enslaver

STA ROSA, Nueva Ecija - - PO3 Marlon Pastrana Francisco who was killed by a kidnapper during a rescue attempt of a kidnap victim-turned sex slave in San Antonio, Nueva Ecija was buried here Thursday.
Francisco, 34, a member of this town’s police, was hacked to death by the fleeing kidnapper when his 9MM Beretta pistol jammed June 6.
Francisco was slain when he and cops of this town were rescuing Daiselyn Popes who was kidnapped here and brought by a certain Aldy Mendez, to a secluded hut in Barangay Buliran in San Antonio town and turned into sex slave.
Popes was rescued and was found with her hands and feet tied to a make shift bamboo bed.
Mendez was surrounded by Francisco’s group in his secluded hide-out but reportedly to shoot it out with cops but ran out of bullets.
Armed only with a bolo, Mendez tried to run away but was met by Francisco.
However, Francisco’s gun jammed, so he was repeatedly hacked by Mendez before he himself was gunned down.
Francisco left behind his wife Jo-ann and two children, Jana Mikaela and Mark Jayden. – Nelson Bolos

Druggie shoots dead Ilocos Sur surrenderee 

MAGSINGAL, Ilocos Sur -- Drug surrenderee Laura Alcantara, 34, was washing  dishes at her house in Barangay Patong, Magsingal when she was shot on Monday. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Magdingal District Hospital.
A witness said a certain Archie Garcia, another drug surrenderee, shot Alcantara at around 5:45 p.m.

 Taxi driver arrests Baguio holdupper

BAGUIO CITY --– A laborer is now in jail after he was brought to the police station  Wednesday night by a taxi driver who said the former, along with  a still unidentified man, held him up and took his day’s earnings of P1,600.
Police said the hold-up happened around 2:45 a.m. that night here in Dreamland Subdivision, Pico. The victim was named as Enrico Junio Gaspar, 44, while the suspect was identified as Lester Ambatang Banawa, 24, of Barangay Outlook, Purok 12, Baguio City.  
According to the victim, he was flagged down by the suspects along Magsaysay Road Baguio City and asked him to ferry them to Upper Pinget in the city. There, suspects ordered him to bring them to Lower Pinget which the victim did. When they reached area, the suspects again directed the victim to bring them back to Upper Pinget.
The victim sensed a holdup so he asked assistance from another taxi driver through radio call. While on their way to Upper Pinget, one who was seated behind ordered Gaspar to bring them inside Dreamland  Subdivision. About 200 meters away from the gate of the subdivision, Banawa who was seated in front  punched the mouth of the victim twice then the one at the back choked and frisked him and took his cash collection. The victim continued driving until they reached the gate of the subdivision where the suspects escaped. The victim stopped and chased the suspects with the help of the taxi driver he called until they were able to arrest Banawa.

Drug surrenderee shot dead in Cagayan

TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan -- Motorcycle-riding men gunned down a drug surrenderee  here on June 9. Alex Magtanong was driving his motorcycle when he was shot in Barangay Bugallon Norte. Police have not yet identified the gunmen.

Cops knock on door; woman surrenders gun

BAGUIO CITY – A certain Cynthia T. Alhambra surrendered to police a Cal. 38 handgun owned by her late father Alhambra, Leo Anteojo when police knocked on her door Tuesday afternoon.  A police report said the gun was surrendered for safe keeping while renewal and transfer of gun documents to her name were being processed. License of the gun reportedly expired Nov. 9, 2011.

‘Drug  pusher’ nabbed in Nueva Vizcaya

BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya -- Eugenio Campos, 46,  was collared here last week after selling two sachets of shabu worth P4,000 to an undercover agent Barangay Calaocan, Bambang.  Campos was a “high-value” drug pusher and on the list of most wanted drug personalities in the province, police said.

Cops confiscate slot machine in Atok

ATOK, Benguet – Police confiscated here Tuesday a gaming slot machine locally known as “Kulalong” a store along km 24, Barangay Caliking. Cops in civilian attire, acting as customers saw the slot machine displayed at the corner. Nobody was playing that time. The slot machine was taken and was brought to Atok police station.

Gamu mayor’s aide, 2 others nabbed for shabu

GAMU, Isabela -- Alex Tabin and Ronnel Ramirez were nabbed in Barangay District 2, Gamu, Isabela on June 9. Also in Isabela, Jimmy de la Cruz, 45, aide of Santiago City Vice Mayor Alvin Abaya, was arrested for selling shabu worth P500 to policemen who posed as buyers in Barangay Batal.

 Tinoc farmer arrested for violence

TINOC, Ifugao – Cops nabbed here Tuesday a certain Bandon M. Vicente, 40, farmer after Cicero B. Jandoc, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court 2nd Judicial Region Branch 29 Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya ordered his arrest for violation of Republic Act 9262 (violence against women and children) docketed under Criminal Case No. 9774 with recommended bail of P24, 000.

Teacher, 2 pushers nabbed in Tarlac

GERONA, Tarlac  - - An Education teacher and two “recidivist” pushers were arrested here Wednesday in buy-bust operations.
Senior Insp. Joel Gamboa, town cops said first to be entrapped was Johnny Linsao Cortez, 53, who was previously apprehended for peddling shabu.
Cortez was arrested selling shabu to a cop in Barangay Luna.
Hernando Linsao Cortez, 50, was also arrested in Barangay San Antonio.Six sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia, were seized from him.
Johnny and Hernando are brothers and both reside in Barangay Samput, Paniqui town.
Gamboa also disclosed that Department of Education high school teacher Oscar Bacho Linsao Jr., 49 was arrested inBarangay Poblacion 3.
Linsao of Barangay Poblacion Norte, Paniqui teaches at the Moncada National High School, Campo Santo 1 Norte, Moncada.
According to Gamboa,“the successful entrapment on the 3 suspects was the result sleuthing by  PO3 Mike LesterBustillos. – Nelson Bolos

Woman found floating on Agno River unidentified

MANGATAREM, Pangasinan -- Police have yet to determine if a woman whose body was found floating in Agno River here last week in Barangay Caturay was a victim of drug-related killing. The woman, who has yet to be identified, was of medium build, between 5’1 to 5’3 in height and suffered head injuries.

Bakun health officer hurt in road accident

BAKUN, Benguet – The municipal health officer here was injured when the vehicle she was riding in crashed at the roadside Tuesday around 6:45a.m. along Mabuhay Road, Barangay Gambang. The Tamaraw FX with plate number ULZ 509 driven by Sammy Pagaduan Alam-am, 22 with his four passengers when the driver miscalculated the sharp curve causing it to bump the parapet at the side of the road.
 As a result, Dr. Maryjane M. Tayaban, 37, who was sitting in front, bumped her head on the dash board causing a laceration. She was brought to Alunez Clinic in Sinipsip, Gambang by a concerned citizen but was later brought to Benguet General Hospital for further treatment. The  three other passengers were not injured. Both parties agreed to settle the case.

Angeles cop nabbed for killing fellow cop

ANGELES CITY – An active member of the Angeles City police was arrested Monday by elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group after a court issued a warrant for his arrest, along with two other policemen who are at large, for allegedly murdering a fellow policeman.
Chief Insp. Rommel Labalan, CIDG provincial chief, reported that Police Officer Jake Machinal of Angeles police was nabbed inside a house in Sitio Cawayan, Malabanias where he was surprised by the CIDG operatives.
Labalan said two other policemen were ordered arrested by the court but were at large and subject of a manhunt.
According to Major Labalan, Machinal was arrested for the murder of POI Junar Batol, a member of the Mindoro police in Region 4A.
“Napagkamalan lang na carnaper ‘tong biktima dahil naupo sa motorsiklo sa Jollibee ngunit bigla na lang daw siyang pinagbabaril ng mga pulis maski nagpakilalang pulis din yung biktima,” said Labalan.
Further investigation showed the victim was negative for powder burns, indicating he did not fire any gun, contrary to the claim of the Angeles city police.
Judge Eda Dizon-Era of the Branch 60 of Angeles city issued the warrant of arrest for murder and no bail was recommended. -- Mar T. Supnad

Vendor hurt as taxi hits him in Baguio 

BAGUIO CITY – A vendor crossing the Marcos Highway here was seriously injured when he was bumped by a taxi Wednesday around 11:35 p.m. The victim was named as Romeo Gitelen Laus, 58, married, of Barangay Puliwes.
He was crossing the road fronting Bandis All Good Foods and Eatery when he was hit by an Isuzu crosswind wagon taxi with plate number AYT 969 driven by Roman Canonizado Evangelista III, 55, married, of No. 85 Purok 4, Asin Road, Baguio City.
Investigation disclosed the vehicle came from Crystal Cave headed to UP Drive. The vehicle incurred damages on its front right, hood and windshield while the victim was brought to Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for treatment where he was admitted. Police confiscated the OR/CR and license plate of the vehicle then issued a traffic citation ticket to the driver.

Motornapper nabbed in Tarlac;  shabu seized

CONCEPTION, Tarlac -- Policemen apprehended a certain  Rommel Datu who reportedly stole  a tricycle parked at St Jude Village, Barangay Alfonso here Monday morning.
Datu, 22, was later found positive of methamphetamine hydrochloride and yielded a sachet of shabu.
Supt Luis Ventura Jr. identified the owner of the carnapped motorcycle as Gomer Lingad, 44, of Barangay Alfonso who reported that his tricycle was carnapped while parked with its motor running in front of their house.  
The fleeing Datu, who is from Barangay Jefmin, was intercepted by a police mobile car a few kilometers from where he took the tricycle.
 In his report to Tarlac Police Provincial Director Senior Supt Ritchie Medardo Posadas , Ventura said, “the carnap victim (Lingad)was in a hurry to get some receipts from their house and  left his motorcycle in front of their gate with its engine running. But a few minutes later, he saw the suspect Datu drove the tricycle away. Lingad’s quick reporting of the incident enabled us to block the fleeing carnapper”.
Ventura made the news recently when he entrapped two barangay kagawads who were separately arrested selling shabu. -- Nelson Bolos

 3 men caught in Abra pot session 

VILLAVICIOSA, Abra --      Three drug users were caught having a pot session inside an abandoned house here at Barangay Lumaba Monday morning. Arrested were Regie Pinera, 29; Patrocinio Basseg, 42 and Rogelio Barbero, 44, all residents of Barangay Lumaba. Seized during the operation were seven plastic sachets containing shabu, drug paraphernalia and P1,990 cash.

 Local tourist nabbed in Tinglayan for hashish

TINGLAYAN, Kalinga -- A local tourist identified as Joseph Forcadela Cordova, 22, of Saranay Cabatuan, Isabela was arrested for possession of illegal drugs at the parking area here along the national road at Poblacion morning of June 10.
Cordova was reportedly about to board a vehicle going to Tabuk City, Kalinga to transport marijuana hashish to Isabela, when he was stopped and frisked by Tinglayan cops. Confiscated from him were two pieces of marijuana hashish wrapped in transparent packing tape inserted in his right and left foot covered by his socks, Nokia cell phone and cash amounting to P298..

67-year-old man jailed for gun, bullets

SALLAPADAN, Abra – Cops implementing a search warrant arrested here Monday morning a certain Benito Walis, 67, here of Barangay  Naguilian and confiscated from him a Cal .45 pistol, six bullets and magazine for the gun. Walis was jailed at the town jail.

Charges set vs man for physical injuries, threats

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Charges for physical injuries and threats were filed against a certain Magnum Dulawan for allegedly pointing a handgun at Alcurt Den Laoyan Fuchigami, 25 here around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Both just came
from the Satosan Bar at  km 4 Pico and while at the road, had a heated argument wherein the suspect brought out his firearm. Fuchigami grappled with the suspect until they were pacified by their companion. The suspect fled to unknown direction after the incident.
              Responding police personnel brought the victim to the Benguet General Hospital for treatment while charges were prepared against the suspect.

Bizwoman nabbed for violation of SSS law

BAGUIO CITY – A businesswoman was arrested here Monday around 9:10 a.m. at Upper Mabini St. for violated of Social Security System Law. Arrested was Carmelita Carmelo Calaguas, 68, businesswoman, of No. 108 Hamada Building Upper Mabini St.
The arrest was made after judge Maria Ligaya V. Itliong Rivera of RTC, First Judicial Region, Branch 5, Baguio City issued warrant against her. Calaguas posted bail of P10,000 for her temporary liberty.

Police ‘arrest’ woman over dismissed case

BAGUIO CITY – Police “arrested” a woman here at her residence in Camp Allen last week for alleged violation of the Batas Pambansa 22 (Bouncing Checks Law). It turned out the case filed against her was already dismissed. Baguio cops served arrest warrant  against Josephine M. Balquedra, 51, housewife, native of Pampanga saying she was accused in criminal cases No. 13580(16) and 13851(16), issued by judge Analie C. Aldea-Arocena of MTCC1 San Jose City, Isabela. Balquedra presented documents that she posted bail on May 9, 2017 and the case was dismissed May 17, 2017. 

 Man arrested for maltreating niece  

KIANGAN, Ifugao – A man was arrested here Monday for allegedly maltreating his 11-year-old niece. Shelia Buyayo Guibong, 34 of Lower, Poblacion reported to police the incident identifying the culprit as Danny Jhon Daang, 34, laborer. Responding police personnel arrested the suspect and is now in jail at the town police station.

Brothers nabbed for illegal drugs

BAGUIO CITY -- -The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency with police arrested last week two brothers, allegedly both members of a local drug group, for selling prohibited drugs here at Asin Road.
Nabbed during a sting operation were Aprillo Balbin Lagman, alias Apeng and April and his brother Benjamin Jr. alias Benjie. 
They were arrested for selling shabu worth P3,000 to an undercover anti-narcotics agent.  Upon their arrest, the suspects yielded more sachets of shabu and buy-bust money.
They are now detained at the Baguio City Jail and will be facing cases for violation of Republic Act Number 9165, otherwise known as the "Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002".

 Teacher shot dead in Tuguegarao City

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – A teacher was gunned down by unidentified men in Barangay Caritan in this city on Monday night.
Joey Baquiran, 33, a resident of Barangay Linao, died while being treated in a hospital.
He was a volunteer teacher for the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education.
Police said the victim is not on the drug watchlist. 
An investigation is underway.   


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