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April 16 - 22, 2016

Police shoot bolo wielding attacker

Benberonio Gumela Pepe, a 46-year old farmer from barangay Cansirong, Maasin City, ran amok last Monday and began hacking away at the nearby houses near his home. He then attacked the members of a police team composed of PO3 Francis Ian Epiz and PO2 Rommel Germano who went there to arrest him. But instead of surrendering, he lashed out at Epiz who was able to parry the blows. The officer then fired a shot which wounded the suspect who kept coming at him. He then fired two more shots at Pepe who was hit in the shoulder, forearm and stomach. The seriously wounded amok was rushed to the provincial hospital where he remains in serious condition. According to barangay tanod Jose Nicandro Tordillo whose house was also hacked by Pepe the suspect had accused him of having an affair with his wife. He claimed Pepe had shouted at him before the police arrived.

April 2 - 8, 2016

75-year old man hanged himself

BARANGAY PAKU, BONTOC - The lifeless body of a 75-year old man, later identified as Romeo Sabal y Galeon “Emok,” a jobless widower, was found dangling from a wooden beam from a plastic rope tied around his neck last April 3. His 53-year old neighbor Leonides Salar Amorin, who happened to see the victim’s body as he passed the man’s house, informed the police about it. The Municipal Health Officer of Bontoc, Dr. Eva Padalapat, who conducted the post mortem, said there were no signs of foul play.

Police Report Notorious drug pusher nabbed!

The 8th ranked drug pusher in Bontoc town, Edwin Tacardon y Elona, 45, a jobless resident of barangay San Ramon, Bontoc, was arrested around 8:45 a.m. last March 29 by a police team led by SP02 Richard Alvaro II. Found in his possession were 8 pieces of heat-sealed suspected shabu and a total of 1,440 pesos.

March 26 - April 1, 2016

Speeding bus kills child

A six-year old boy was killed on the spot after his head was crushed by a public utility bus at around 10:40 a.m. last Thursday in barangay Tigbao, Libagon, Southern Leyte.The fatality was identified as Donald Ian Pacu y “Yek-Yek”. A Libagon PNP team led by SP04 Efren Tradio which rushed to the scene said the bus was travelling along Daang Maharlika National Highway when the victim suddenly crossed the road and was run over. Police claim the 29 year old driver Ruel Alac Sapanta was sober at the time so both parties agreed to settle the matter amicably.




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