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October 15 - 21, 2016

Suspected Murderer Arrested

A private school teacher was arrested last October 17, Monday afternoon, by Philippine National Police personnel led by Police Senior Investigator Edwin S. Cañamaque, after a warrant was issued against him in Cebu City for the alleged crime of murder, with the court recommending no bail. The suspect was identified as Celestino Abayata Loyao Jr., a 26-year-old, teacher who is a resident of barangay Sabang, Malitbog, Southern Leyte. According to police authorities, the suspect was duly informed of the reason and nature of his arrest. Loyao is now temporarily detained in the Malitbog Police Station.

Frustrated Murder

A P120,000-peso bail was granted for the temporary liberty of 31-year-old, Paulino Quilang Barola, after being arrested at barangay Ichon, Macrohon, Southern Leyte by PNP personnel led by Police Inspector Sherwin Amando Machete. The arrest of the suspect was by virtue of a warrant for the alleged crime of Frustrated Murder. The order for the arrest was issued by RTC Executive Judge Bethany Kapili of Maasin City, Southern Leyte.

October 8 - 14, 2016

Municipal employee arrested for Grave Oral defamation

PINTUYAN – A job-order municipal employee was arrested in barangay Badiang, Pintuyan, Southern Leyte by local police led by Rodrigo Amper on October 11, Tuesday after a warrant of arrest was issued by Judge Mayumi Gorme-Amora, Presiding Judge of 7th MCTC for the crime of Grave Oral Defamation. The suspect was identified as 41-year-old Gina Avila y Alapag. A bail bond worth P6,000 pesos was recommended.

Suspect defends brother

MAASIN – Another job-order employee of Maasin City Engineering Office was stabbed by a farmer named Danilo Samaco y Maldo, last October 8, Saturday dawn after reportedly having a commotion inside their barangay auditorium in Central Lunas, Maasin City, wherein a disco was being held.

Investigation disclosed that the suspect, whose brother was involved in the commotion, delivered a stab blow using kutsilyo against the victim, Wilfredo Capistrano y Ubos, who was a pacifier in the said commotion, hitting his left elbow and left a scratch at the left side of the body. The suspect was then brought to police custody for proper disposition.

October 1 - 7, 2016

8 arrested in buy-bust operations in various parts of S. Leyte

CAMP ALFREDO BANTUG – Local police authorities have arrested eight suspected drug pushers and users in buy-bust operations in various parts of
Southern Leyte from September 20-30.

Three jobless men were arrested, after one of the suspect’s mother named Maribel Fernandez Revira, allegedly informed the police that his son and his two cohorts were having a drug session in her own residence in barangay Zone 3, Sogod, Southern Leyte.

The suspects, who were identified as Radillo Revira y Fernandez, 25; Wilfredo Hayaygan y Palima, 35; and Michael Ranario y Sabian, 34, were reportedly caught in the act of sniffing dangerous drugs (shabu).

Meanwhile, in Maasin City, 33 yearold mechanic, Edmon Cabil y Garcia and Ibarra Parish Church secretary, Quiela Baylan y Gilles were nabbed in a buy-bust operation in barangays Combado and Ibarra, respectively.

Both drug suspects were listed and included in the drug watch list of the Philippine National Police.

Confiscated from Gilles’ possession were 4 pcs of suspected shabu, 4 cellular mobile phones and P490 pesos, while confiscated from Cabil’s possession were 2 pcs of heat-sealed transparent plastic and 500 pesos.

Furthermore, Macrohon police personnel arrested Eduardo Madjos Monter @ “Waldo,” 47 years old, married, jobless and a resident of Sta. Cruz, Macrohon, Southern Leyte thru buy-bust operation. Confiscated items were 12 pcs. heat-sealed plastic sachets, 850 pesos and a lighter.

Another drug personality was also busted in the town of Tomas Oppus by local police after dealing with a poseur buyer. The suspect was identified as 23-year-old, Carlo Alila Acebes, jobless and a resident of San Isidro, Tomas Oppus town. Seized from his possession were 1 pc of plastic sachet containing shabu, a cellular phone and 500 pesos.

Moreover, drug suspect Dino Humalatag y Bag-ao, listed as top 10 in PNP watch list from Hinundayan, was busted by police personnel led by SP02 Bonifacio Blanco Jr.; 2 pcs of shabu, P500 and a lighter were taken from the suspect.



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