>> Sunday, October 22, 2017

 Truck falls down Kalinga bridge to river; driver hurt

BALBALAN, Kalinga – A truck overloaded with cement fell down a bridge down to a river here around 9 a.m. of Oct. 9 at Comias, Barangay Dao-angan.
A police report said the ill-fated Isuzu Forward dump truck with plate number RHY 226 was owned by BHM Construction Company and driven by Herman Sagmayao, 32.
Investigation disclosed the truck was loaded with 150 bags of Excel cement traversing the Pinukpuk-Balbalan Provincial Road headed to Supak, Poswoy. While crossing the Dao-angan bridge, it suddenly collapsed due to heavy load and fell down the river around 22 feet from the bridge. The driver was rushed to the Western Kalinga District Hospital, Balbalan, Kalinga for medication.   
Members of the 3rd MC Regional Safety Battalion led by Insp. John Paul Colangan were early responders. 

NPA guerilla surrenders in Abra 

SALLAPADAN, Abra --  A New People's Army guerilla surrendered to government forces here Oct. 8 here at Poblacion Gangal.
Lowel Carmelo Maglia, 22 of Kilusang Larangang Gerilya North Abra surrendered without firearms to Mayor Nenita Mustard Cardenas in the presence of regional police and 73rd DRC based at at Sadag, Maguyepyep.
A police report said Maglia’s group was operating in Abra and possibly responsible in the series of attacks and harassments against lawmen in the province and nearby provinces.
 “The surrender was realized after the latter was frustrated with the leadership of the group and for fear of his life as government forces are continuously conducting tactical offensives,” said a police report. “He likewise experienced hardships within the organization and is willing to avail of the opportunities being offered by the government to former NPA rebels.”

Taxi driver hunted by cops for abducting kid 

BAGUIO CITY – A taxi driver, reportedly a drunkard, is now being hunted by police for forcibly taking his 2-year-old child Oct. 8 from the care of the kid’s grandparents.
The abducted kid was identified as Carlyn C. Mendoza while her father was named as Jeffrey Bravo.
The incident was reported to police by Marcy Joy C. Cacdac, 25, of Samulog, La Trinidad, Benguet and the kid’s grandparents spouses Brendesi C.  Mendoza, 66, and Lourdes C. Mendoza, 58, both of Purok 4, Dontogan, Baguio City.
Bravo, here of Fairview, was reportedly the victim’s biological father and former live-in partner of Kathlene C. Mendoza, the daughter of the Mendoza couple.
That day around 4:45 p.m., the suspect who was allegedly under the influence of liquor went to the house of the Mendozas and approached Cacdac who was then holding Carlyn and tried to grab the child. Cacdac resisted and refused to give the child but Bravo pointed an object on her right waist.
Because of fear, Cacdac was forced to give the child to Bravo who immediately boarded a taxi of unknown plate number and left the area.
The Mendoza couple told police last February, their daughter Kathlene went to work in Hongkong and left her child under her parents’ care. She instructed her parents not to give the child to her father since he was not capable of taking care of the child due to drinking problem.
Police went to the suspect’s house at No. 87 Central Fairview,  but his brother claimed that Brave was no longer living at their residence.

Farmer hacked after found with peer’s daughter in shanty

BUGUIAS, Benguet – A farmer hacked another farmer here Monday around 5:30 p.m. in Lusab, Mansoyosoy when he found him at a shanty with his daughter.
Police identified the victim as Romel Pacis Dubyag, 31, while the suspect was named as Eladio Bilag Bandao, aka “Ladion”, 58, of Wangwang, Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya. The incident was reported to police Loli, brother of the victim.
Investigation disclosed the victim was at the shanty of Juvy Attiw Bandao, 13, out of school youth and OSY, daughter of the suspect. Bandao suddenly appeared and hacked Dubyag several times which caused wounds on both hands of the victim. The victim managed to escape and asked for help from his neighbors who rushed him to Lutheran Hospital in Barangay Abatan.H e was later referred to Luis Hora Memorial Hospital, Bauko, Mountain Province for further medication by his attending physician Judith Tino. The suspect fled after the incident. A case is being readied for filing against Bandao at the Prosecutors Office.

3 gunned down in Tarlac, Isabela 

Three persons were gunned down in Tarlac and Isabela on Monday.
Tricycle driver Michael Christian Carballo, 34, a resident of Barangay Poblacion Norte, Paniqui, Tarlac, was waiting for a passenger jeepney when he was shot by motorcycle-riding men.
Socrates Bala Sr., 41, a son of former judge Dionisio Bala of Barangay District 1, Cauayan, Isabela, and his companion identified only as Tintin were  about to board a Toyota Hilux in front of a grocery store in Barangay District 3 when they were fired at.
Bala died at the scene. Tintin died while being treated at the Isabela United Doctors Medical Center Inc. 

Young man stabs farmer for talking to his aunt

BANGUED, Abra – An unemployed young man was jailed for reportedly stabbing a farmer here Monday around 8:30 a.m. for no reason at Barangay Ubbog-Lipcan.
The victim was named as Marcelino Bolante Bersalona, 32,while the suspect was Ervin Jay Bona Bisquera, 21.
 Investigation disclosed the victim was talking with a certain Auring Bona, aunt of the suspect when Biquera suddenly appeared in front of the victim and suddenly tabbed him once causing on his chin.
The victim was rushed  to Abra Provincial Hospital for medical treatment while the suspect was arrested by responding police. Recovered from the suspect was a kitchen knife.

 Good Taste Restaurant supervisor robbed

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A supervisor of Good Taste Restaurant in nearby Baguio City was robbed of her cell phone and tablet worth around P25,000 and P3,800 cash here before dawn Monday  at Upper Wangal.
Police identified the victim as Gerlie Juanzo Dangpilen, 28, single,  saying the victim went to the comfort room then returned to her bed that time. At about 5 a.m., the victim noticed the windows and door of their boarding house were half-open. The victim checked her belongings and found out the following were missing: Acer Tablet worth P11,000, NEO Netbook worth P9,000; Samsung J1 cell phone worth P6,800 and the cash. The unidentified suspect/s used a bamboo stick to push the hook lock of the door through the window and used the door as their entrance and exit.

Couple, friend, lose P300-k gadgets, cash to thieves

BAGUIO CITY – A couple and their friend lost around P300,000 worth of gadgets to thieves  here unit at Pine Ridge Condominium, Upper General Luna Road before dawn on Oct. 8.  
The victims identified as spouses, Murphy Harry P Nocum, 30, and his wife Maria Fernanda, 29, American national.
Investigation disclosed that at around 12:45 a.m. The couple with their friend Katrina Barrientos left their unit locked and went for a drinking session. They reportedly placed the key of their unit on top of the cabinet beside the main door. At around 4:35 a.m., the victims arrived and discovered that their belongings and cash were missing.
These included two Macbook Pro Laptop, worth P140,000;
 IPhone cell phone, P12,000; projector, P17,000;  Air 2 Ipod, P17,000; Drone, P90,000; three gold rings,P100,000, necklace and one earring,  P37,000, wedding ring, P22,000 and P20,000 cash.
Investigation revealed unidentified thieves gained entry by opening the main door of the unit by using the key placed on top of the cabinet near the main door.

 3 shot dead in CL over drugs

CABANATUAN CITY – Three persons were shot dead in Central Luzon Monday over suspected drug links.
Jeric Ventosa, 39, chairman of  Barangay Villa Ofelia here  and his companion Neilson Espiritu were in a Toyota Vios when motorcycle-riding men shot them along Maharlika Highway.
Police said an alleged drug pusher identified only as Badong shot it out with anti-drug operatives during a sting in Barangay Capihan, San Rafael, Bulacan. A caliber .38 revolver, four sachets of shabu and marked money were allegedly recovered from the fatality. 
Dominador Vero, 32, was walking in Barangay Muzon, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan when he was shot.
Unidentified men in a car fired at Richmond Reyes in Barangay San Roque Arbol, Lubao, Pampanga. 

Kibungan mayor reports hacking, stealing of motorbikes

KIBUNGAN, Benguet – Mayor Cesar M. Molitas of this town reported to police Monday a hacking incident that transpired here at Sitio Dalumpi-it, Madaymen. 
Victims were identified as Peter Malugdos, 45 and Marzan Oyando, 22, both farmers and surnamed Paticaoen while suspects were named as Oliver Eslao and Mr. Rosal Medrano.
Investigation disclosed that victims were mauled and hacked by the suspects around 7 to 8 p.m. that day. Peter suffered injuries on his leg while Marzan was hurt in his left arm. Eslao poked a Cal. 45 pistol at Marzan. The two suspects also took the motorcycles of the victims. They are now being hunted by police.

 OFW arrested for adultery in Bangued

BANGUED, Abra – An overseas Filipino worker was arrested here Monday at Zone 5 for adultery. Nabbed was Julie Mañalac Pilipiña, 38, after warrant was isued against her by Redentor B. Valera, presiding judge, First Judicial Region, Municipal Trial Court of Bangued. Bail was set at P12,000 for the accused’s temporary liberty.

 Kagawad surrenders shotgun in Abra

LANIDEN, Abra -- Barangay kagawad Ronel Bringas Abero, 37, of Dalayap surrendered to Senior Insp. Bob Stephen Lachaona Paguirigan, Monday an unlicensed Gauge 12 shotgun without serial number and ammunition.

 2 men claim lot, destroy fence, coconut seedlings  

CONNER, Apayao – Two men claiming to be the real owners of a lot here recently destroyed perimeter fence made of barbed wire and concrete post including coconut seedlings planted in the farm allegedly owned by James M Moyaen, 54 here of Barangay Malama.
Police identified the alleged perpetrators as Ireneo Littawa and Nario Luban.
Moyaen reportedly confronted the suspects but they insisted they were the real owners of the land.

Gay beautician dies of cardiac arrest 

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – A gay hair stylist was found dead in his boarding house here Monday around 6 a.m. Fermin Corpuz Bumanglag of Barangay Sta. Maria called police informing them his boarder was found dead at the kitchen.  The victim was named as Alesna Garcia Virgilio, 57, of Calao West, Santiago City, Isabela.
 Investigation disclosed that victim was last seen with friends at about 9 p.m. of Oct. 8 having drinking session. The victim did not join them since he was suffering chest pain and had difficulty in breathing.  Based on necropsy report of Dr. Laurice Guillen, municipal health officer, the victim died of cardiac arrest. The victim was injured on his forehead when he fell down.
The case was considered closed since no sign of struggle or foul play was noted at the crime scene.

Businesswoman nabbed for estafa

BUGUIAS, Benguet – A businesswoman was arrested here Tuesday for estafa. Nabbed was Herminia Sukil-ap Pagaduan, 42, married, of Botiwtiw, Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet after warrant was issued against her by Amparo M. Malinias Espada, presiding judge of MCTC, Buguias-Bakun, First Judicial Region, Abatan, Buguias, Benguet. The judge set P10,000 for Pagaduan’s temporary liberty.

 Couple riding motorbike hit by taxicab injured

BAGUIO CITY – A certain Renato Cardona Valdez 27 and Dahlia Cabradilla Robles, 24 were injured when their motorcycle collided with a taxicab here Monday around 8:40 a.m. driven by Edwin De Luna Benites, 36.
Investigation disclosed the motorcycle headed to Yandoc Street accidentally collided with the taxi headed to Kisad Road. The victims were injured and brought by personnel by rescuers to Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. The vehicles were damaged.

 3 cheat death as vehicle plunges Kabayan ravine

 KABAYAN, Benguet – Three persons cheated death when the vehicle they were riding in fell down a 30-foot ravine here Oct. 9 around 11:45 a.m. and was totally wrecked.
A police report said, the village chief of Bashoy told police an hour later after the vehicular accident at Babalak, Bashoy. Police said the Mitsubishi (ACU 374) of undisclosed model was owned by Sandy Mayao, Baguista,42 and driven by  Arnulfo  Alberto  Amparo, 56. Their passenger was identified as Anthony Dupos Baguista, 25. All were  residents of Lebeng, Bashoy.
 Investigation disclosed the said vehicle was traversing a two-way portion of Ambangeg-Bashoy Road proceeding towards Bangao. The driver said the vehicle slipped forward, swerved and lost control ntil it fell down the ravine and rested left side up.  Sandy and Amparo were  brought to Dennis Molintas Memorial Hospital.

Baguista was not hurt. He said he jumped out from the vehicle when it started to slip forward. Baguista and Amparo were wounded while the vehicle was totally wrecked. Police installed a cautionary device to prevent similar accident. 


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