>> Wednesday, July 4, 2018

 Canter falls at Marcos Highway, 5 injured

TUBA, Benguet – Five persons were injured when the Mitsubishi Canter they were riding in fell here Monday around 5:30 p.m. along Badiwan, Marcos Highway, Upper Poblacion.
The vehicle, bearing license plate WTY 214 was registered to Richard Chan with address at Agoo, La-Union, and driven by Crisanto Ebangelis Belgera, 47,  of San Jose Sur, Agoo, La Union.
His passengers were identified as: Donald Lachica Tejanco, 28, of Sto. Tomas; Ernesto Jacang Jr., 50, of Sta Barbara, Agoo; Joseph Aniciete, 28, of San Perdo, and Alvin Gawra, 25, Capaz, Agoo, all of La Union
Investigation showed that the Canter was descending towards the lowlands when it skidded due to slippery road so the driver swerved to the right but the vehicle bumped a concrete boulder at the road shoulder causing the vehicle to tilt and fall on its right side.
As a result, the driver and his passengers were injured and were rushed to Baguio General Hospital by responding medical and fire personnel.

2 teenagers drown in San Ildefonso

SAN ILDEFONSO, Bulacan -- Army troops from the military’s Northern Luzon Command retrieved early last week the bodies of two teenagers who apparently drowned here in Garlang River. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, NOLCOM spokesman, identified the two drowning victims as Nathaniel Frias, 15, a local resident and Erica Caycedo, 14, who was from Novaliches, Quezon City.
Nato said the drowning of the victims was called to their attention by one Roberto Valdisno of San Ildefonso Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Managrment Council.
Investigation into their drowning was being handled by the local police.

4 miners nabbed for trying to rob Rising Sun building

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Four miners were recently arrested inside the Rising sun Commercial Corp. Building here along km 4 Pico for trying to rob the establishment.
The miners were identified as Roel Velasco Valdez, 29,  of Cervantes, Ilocos sur and resident of Itogon, Benguet; Jonathan Coliplip Natiguing, 45, of Banaue, Ifugao and resident of Kias, PMA, Baguio City; James Babawen Benaliw, 24 and Nickson Babawen Benaliw, 29, both of Tadian Mountain Province and residents of Mines View, Baguio City.

Boy, 15, raped in Cagayan

TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan -- A 15-year-old boy filed criminal charges against his neighbor who allegedly raped him in Barangay Alba, Baggao town on Wednesday. 
The 50-year-old suspect reportedly dragged the victim into his room after handing a pack of powdered tea he asked the boy to buy at a convenience store.

Mechanic shot; still in critical condition

BANGUED, Abra – A mechanic is now in critical condition after he was shot on the head and stomach inside his home here by a man around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pag-ibig Subdivision, Barangay Calaba. The victim was identified as Nickron Bernal Reyes, 24, while the suspect was John Sawadan also of Lacub.
Accordingly, while the victim was cooking, the suspect beat him with a chair on the head without apparent reason. The victim went out of the house to seek help from their neighbor but when he came back inside, the suspect suddenly shot him on his head and stomach. The victim was rushed to Abra Provincial Hospital while police launched manhunt against the suspect.

 P5-M marijuana destroyed in Kalinga

TINGLYAN, Kalinga -- Anti-illegal drugs operatives destroyed full-grown marijuana plants worth some P5 million here on June 19, the Police Regional Office in Cordillera reported.
 The anti-drug operation was conducted by combined operatives from the Kalinga Provincial Police Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Cordillera.
In a report to Procor director Chief Supt. Rolando Nana, Senior Supt. Alfredo Dangani said the marijuana plantation had an estimated area of 2,550 square meters located in Barangay Loccong.
The operatives destroyed a total of 19,450 pieces of fully grown marijuana plants and five kilograms of marijuana stalks with an estimated market value of P5.140 million.
Nana appreciated the collaborative support of the local government units and the community, which proved to be instrumental in the effort to eliminate all forms of illegal drugs in the region.
He assured the continuing anti-illegal drugs operations in all parts of Cordillera.

Complaint filed against New Guineans for not paying rent  

BAGUIO CITY – A businesswoman filed a complaint with police here Tuesday against two Papua New Guinea nationals for allegedly renting her apartment and leaving without telling her and paying their rent.
The complainant was named as Eunice Crispin Baniaga, 34, married of no. 358 Riverside Central Guisad. She told police Emmanuel Kapi and Valma Koren left her apartment on June 19 without paying their 3- months monthly rental which cost P16,000 plus city services of  P2,000.  

 6 arrested in Baguio, LT for playing cards  

CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – Six persons were arrested in this cap[ital town and nearby Baguio last week for playing cards wherein total P925 bet money was confiscated.
Nabbed in La Trinidad were Veranio W. Dongga-as, 34; Michael Vincent Zamora Fernandez, 27 and Jonathan Sueno Simeon, 42, all of Barangay Pico who were playing card game inside Rhea’s Coffee Shop in Pico, La Trinidad. Confiscated from them was P430 and  playing cards.
In Baguio, George Pascua Galvan, Vilma Samson Jose and Irene Nonog Mangaoang were nabbed at No. 34 Labsan St., Kayang Extension. Suspects were caught in the act of playing cards. Confiscated from them were P355 bet money, one set of playing cards, three monoblock chairs and dice and cloth.
Charges for illegal gambling were lodged against them.  

Man cornered for carnapping 

PINUKPUK, Kalinga – A certain Ceasar Binay-og Balawag, 19, here of Purok 1, Barangay Dugpa, was nabbed June 22 by cops for carnapping. He was brought to the municipal police station where he was incarcerated.

Vizcaya farmer nabbed for estafa

LAGAWE, ifugao -- Florante Gammad Donato, 56, farmer of Madiangat, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya was arrested here recently for estafa. This, after judge Joseph P. Baguilat of RTC, Branch 14, Lagawe, Ifugao ordered his arrest. The judge set bail of P180,000 for his temporary liberty.

Baguio resident nabbed in Pasig City for estafa

BAGUIO CITY – A resident of here no. 1, Hamada Subdivision was arrested June 24 in Pasig City by Baguio police who traced him there for estafa. Arrested was Merlina Ador Velasco, 53, after Cecilia Corazon S. Dulay Archog presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 6, Baguio City ordered her arrest while setting bail of P150,000 for her temporary liberty.

 Russian father and son apprehended in Angeles

ANGELES CITY – Anti-narcotics agents have arrested a Russian father and son in a drug sting in Fields Avenue, Barangay Malabanias in the city.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 3 (PDEA3) Director Gil T. Pabilona identified the suspects as Vladislav Rozhdestvensky, 64, resident of Sta Monica, California, USA, and Boris Mabonga Rozhdestvensky, 23, resident of Barangay Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
Pabilona said the two suspects did not resist arrest when combined authorities from PDEA3 and Intelligence Service Armed Forces conducted the buy-bust operation over the weekend.
They were apprehended after handing over the illegal substances to a PDEA agent who acted as poseur buyer, Pabilona said.
“The suspects are categorized as high value targets because they are foreign nationals. During their arrest, assorted illegal drugs were recovered from their possession,” Pabilona added.
The arrest of the suspects yielded 27 pieces of ecstasy worth P54,000, one (1) gram of cocaine worth P5,800, five (5) grams of marijuana dried leaves with an estimated street value of P600 and the buy-bust money used in the anti-drug operation.
The father and son are now detained at PDEA Jail Facility, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) and section 11 (possession of dangerous drugs) Article 2 of Republic Act 9165 are being readied for filing in court. -- Franco Regala

Man cornered for rape in Abra

PENARRUBIA, Abra – A certain Felipe Altuna Vasquez here of Sitio San Antonio, Barangay Dumayco, was arrested June 22 by Rizal and Cavite police for rape.
He was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Charito B. Gonzales, former presiding judge of RTC, Branch 1, Bangued, Abra who set no bail for his temporary liberty,
Another arrest warrant was issued against him by Gavino B. Balbin, former presiding judge of RTC, Branch 58, Bucay, Abra also for rape with no bail recommended. 

Worker nabbed for frustrated murder

BUCAY, Abra -- Eleno Burbano Trinidad, 30, construction worker and resident here of Barangay Labon was arrested recently for frustrated murder. This, after Gabino B. Balbin Jr., former acting presiding judge of RTC Branch 58, Bucay issued warrant against him while setting bail bond of P200,000 for his temporary liberty.

STL collector, butcher, arrested for shabu 

BAGUIO CITY – Two alleged drug pushers were arrested in separate buy-bust operations of police and narcotics agents here recently.
Romeo Abucay Tan, 54, STL collector of Molave Drive, Asin Road was nabbed June 18 along Lower Mabini St. Confiscated from him were shabu and P2,900 cash.
Meanwhile, Joel Bagtang Appag, 47, butcher, of Agbannawag, Tabuk, Kalinga was nabbed at NAPO Lodge, Kayang Hilltop, Baguio June 19. Confiscated from him were 2.5 grams of shabu worth P17,500 and P7,000 buy-bust money.

BSU student’s motorcycle stolen

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Unidentified thieves stole here motorcycle of a certain Jordan Bautista Dawaweng, 25, student of Benguet State University.
The motorcycle was a red and black Yamaha with plate number 3876VX stolen at Barangay Lubas night of June 23. According to the victim, he parked his motorcycle at a pay-parking lot above their residence and found out the next day his motorcycle was missing. He said he bought the vehicle for P55,000 from a certain Nelson Cachero Lacpapan Jr. of 66 Bagulin Road Lioac Norte, Naguilian, La Union.

Quick wits of coed leads to arrest of 2 thieves 

BAGUIO CITY – The quick wits of a coed led to the arrest of two young men who mauled her along with her male companion after trying to take their personal belongings including their expensive cell phones.
A police report said the incident happened  Monday around  9:30 p.m. along Upper Session Road wherein the victims were identified as Tabitha Kyndra Ollero Hidalgo, 18, senior high student of University of Cordilleras and Nathaniel Ancheta Petines, 19 Information Technology student also of UC.
The suspects were identified as Raymond Velasco Garcia, 20, of Barangay Dontogan, and Alde Cariño Romulo Jr., 17, both ALS students of Quezon Elementary School and residents of Barangay Holy Ghost.
The suspects reportedly forcibly took the victims’ IPhone 5 cellular phone with gold case worth P15,000 and Lacoste ball cap worth P1,500.
Investigation disclosed the victims were walking when the suspects suddenly blocked their way.  Garcia grabbed the bullcap of Petines while Romulo punched Hidalgo on her face and grabbed her cell phone. However, Hidalgo grabbed the hood of his jacket and pulled him. Bystanders and pedestrians helped the victims and arrested the suspects and brought them to the police station where charges for robbery and physical injuries were prepared against them.

 Kiangan BJMP Building burned

KIANGAN, Ifugao – Fire burned the Bureau of Jail management and Penology building here Monday resulting to damages although no one was hurt.
Police said around 3 a.m. that day, they received as phone call from JO2 Jennifer Butic Gallangi informing them of the fire in progress at the BJMP in Tiger Hill, Barangay Baguinge.
They found the kitchen of said office with a concrete wall and galvanized iron roofing located at the back of the administration office was on fire. Responding cops, firemen  and BJMP personnel suppressed the fire and the BFP declared fire out  around 3:50 a.m. Investigation disclosed prior to the incident, JO1 Patrick Baywes Menzi, duty sentinel at that time saw smoke coming from the kitchen and saw fire spreading prompting him to alarm other personnel. Kitchen utensils were burned while the roofing was totally razed. Cause of the fire is yet to be determined by the BFP.


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