Saturday, November 4, 2017

BREAKING | Php6-M worth of shabu busted in Naga City

Photo by Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM

NAGA CITY 11/4/17 (Bicol Standard) – An estimated Php6-million worth of a substance believed to be shabu was confiscated by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives from four suspects at around 8 p.m. along Almeda Highway here earlier tonight.

The suspects were identified as Olivia Encinas y Salinas, 60 years old; Rodi Gundo y Parajes, 34 years old; Joel Saut y Alpanuso, 35 years old; and Alvin Andaya y Indrena, 37 years old.

The suspects who are from Metro Manila transported and attempted to deliver a kilo of said prohibited substance, the PDEA said. (With report from Oscar Esmenda)

Photo by Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM


2 motorsiklo nag-suagan sa Nabua, 1 gadan, backrider irido

NABUA, CSur 11/4/17 (BICOL STANDARD) -- Binawian nin buhay an driver kan motorsiklo na naki-suagan sa saro pang motorsiklo mantang sabatan na nagdadalagan sa tinampo sa Barangay Sto. Domingo sa banwaan na ini.

Sabi sa police report, an pulang motorsiklo na may sidecar asin pig mamaneho ni Job Prestado y Recreo sabatan na nagbanggaan asin an saro pang motorsiklo na nagdadalagan na sabatan an direksyon.

An driver kan kasabatan na motorsiklo iyo si Marion Moriones y Arillas, na igwa nin kasuno (backrider) na an pangaran Meliton Moriones, na parehong residente kan La Purisima digdi.

Mientrastanto, huli kan kusog kan banggaan pareyong nagburulagting an mga driver asin kasuno sa vehiculo, na nagresulta sa mga rungas asin bakros sa lawas ninda.

Alagad, si Marion Moriones nagsapo nin grabeng tama kaya idinalagan sa Mediatrix Hospital tanganing ipabulong.

An sabi kan doctor, mayo na siya nin buhay kan mag abot sa hospital.

Nangyari an aksidente ngonian na hapon (Nov. 4), segun sa report kan mga awtoridad.

Rebels harass Gubat police station

GUBAT, Sorsogon 11/4/17 (Bicol Standard)--An undetermined number of suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels harassed the Gubat Municipal Police Station at around 9:26 p.m. Friday.

The rebels positioned themselves 50 meters from the back portion of the building and opened fire, according the the police.

The personnel of the Gubat police were able to return fire, prompting the NPA to withdraw and flee using a motorcycle to the direction of Barangay Buenavista.

There was no reported casualty on the government side, whereas on the rebel side, it has not be determined.

Just last month, a cop was killed in an NPA attack at the police outpost here.

Security tightened at Mayon Volcano trail after hold-up incident

LEGAZPI CITY--City Mayor Noel Rosal assured tourists that security measures remain tight despite the hold-up incident that took place at Mayon Volcano on All Saints Day.

“The incident was an isolated one, I assure our visitors that though security measures are in place, we will see to it that no similar incidents would take place in the future,” Rosal told the Philippines News Agency.

Two robbers on a motorcycle took the cellphones, credit cards and cash of four female tourists on the trail around Mount Mayon on All Saints’ Day, police said Thursday.

The victims were identified as Libbylin Barra, 49, Katrina Barra, 24, and sisters Ma. Rhea, 37, and Ma. Rhachel Cayabyab, 24.

Chief Inspector Maria Luisa Calabaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said the women were on board their respective all-terrain vehicles, accompanied by two guides when they were flagged down by the bandits armed with a handgun and a knife.

Rosal directed the ATV tour operators to employ additional security guards and tour guides to man the area and assist the visitors during tour sessions around the volcano.

Rosal also directed the Bicol police to assign personnel in villages where the Mayon tour is being held.

Supt. Eymaro Gomez, City Chief of Police, assured the public that security protocols are being implemented.

He added that there are presently six tourism cops trained to handle tourist visitors, and are deployed in tourist areas in the city.

Operators agreed to set up CCTVs including a drone as an additional security measure to protect tourists while on ATV trail ride along Mayon Volcano.

Operators also vowed to adopt a 2-4 ratio, wherein two tour guides would be assigned to man every four tourists engaged in ATV trail tours.

An ATV tour cruises a 2-kilometer trail that starts in Barangay Pawa and ends at the Mayon Lava wall in Barangay Mabinit, almost the height of a four-story building.

There are three operators managing the ATV tour in this city while nine operators man the ATV operations at the Cagsawa ruins compound in Daraga town. (By Mar Serrano, PNA)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Catanduanes drug den operator gets life imprisonment, fine

SAN ANDRES, Catanduanes 11/2/17 (Bicol Standard) – The Regional Trial Court has imposed a sentence of life imprisonment and a fine of half a million pesos against Armando Chua Jr., who has been proven guilty of operating a drug den at Barangay Timbaan, here.

Apart from the said penalty and fine, he was also slapped a separate sentence of six (6) months imprisonment for possession of drug paraphernalia and an additional four (4) years for illegal possession of firearms.

Three separate cases were filed against Chua Jr., based on the successful operation conducted by the members of the San Andres Municipal Police Station.

The operation yielded various drug paraphernalia, including an improvised aluminum tooter, water pipe, aluminum foil, and flame adjuster, among others.

A caliber .38 revolver and other detached gun parts were also confiscated from Chua, Jr.

During the arraignment, he vehemently denied the accusation.

In the cross-examination, however, he admitted that he owned the firearm and the drug paraphernalia.

The court said that the admittance of the accused was considered as a form of judicial admission that needs no proof, and is sufficient evidence for conviction.

It added that the evidence presented by the prosecution is sufficient to establish Chua, Jr.'s guilt beyond reasonable doubt. (With report from Ramil Soliveres)

POLANGUI, Albay: Lalaki ginapos, binadil sa daghan, gadan

POLANGUI, Albay 11/2/17 (Bicol Standard) – Gapos an mga kamot asin may tama nin bala sa daghan an bangkay kan lalaki na nadukayan sa Purok 5, sa Barangay Pintor sa banwaan na ini.

Nadiscubre an gadan kasubagong alas 7:00 nin aga.

Sabi kan mga awtoridad an nagpagpa-isi sa hepatura kan pulis iyo si Eric Batalla y Sabater, kan kaparehong barangay.

Mientrastanto, hastang sinusurat an baretang ini dai pa aram an pangaran kan gadan.

Naka-sulot siya nin t-shirt na may markang Nike, checkered na medya pantalon, tsinelas na may strap na yellow an color, mag tattoo sa mag-ibong na kamot.

An saiyang edad, sa pag-oltanan kan 30 hasta 40 anyos, 5’8” sagkod 5’10” an langkaw.

Higot an pagka gapos saiya gamit an color abohon na packing tape.

Nagadan an victima nin huli sa tama kan bala sa saiyang daghan, sabi sa report.

Mayo pang suspechado sa sinambit na krimen an mga imbestigador.

Catanduanes shabu queen meted life sentence

VIRAC, Catanduanes 11/2/17 (Bicol Standard) – Life imprisonment and a fine of no less than one million pesos has been slapped against the woman dubbed as the Catanduanes shabu queen in a 15-page decision penned by Judge Lelu P. Contreras of RTC Branch 43 here.

Police operatives raided the residence of 60-year-old Cynthia Geromo of Barangay Cavinitan, this town in February 2015, and found 30 packs of illegal drugs weighing 96.417 grams.

Also confiscated from her possession was P130,000 in cash, ATM cards, and other documents.

During the arraignment, Geromo pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecution presented 10 witnesses to corroborate the accusation regarding her participation in the drug trade.
Meantime, her camp did not present any evidence at all.

It was also clearly established during the hearing that there were overwhelming testimonial, documentary, and object evidence to prove her criminal liability.

Furthermore, Geromo did not belie the testimony of a cop who said that she uttered: “Ibibigay ko sainyo ang lahat, huwag n’yo lang ituloy ang search.”  (With report from Ramil Soliveres)

IN CAM SUR: TD Ramil triggers 14 landslides, kills 1, injures 2

Photo by HaroldBryan Arenque SanFelipe

SAGNAY, Camarines Sur 11/2/17 (Bicol Standard) – Unprecedented fourteen landslides which started at 1:30 a.m. today due to the continuous rain brought about by TD Ramil has claimed the life of one person and injured two others, the MDRRMO Sagnay reported.

The victim was identified as 32-year-old Ryan Lasmariñas of Sitio Batanes, Brgy. Sibaguan.

The landslide occurred at around 3:20 a.m. at the residence of 85-year-old Felipe Olaño y Cea, where Lasmariñas was also staying.

Unlike Lasmariñas, Olaño managed to run outside the house and escape from harm.

Meantime, Christine Bantal of Sitio Odiongan, Barangay Turague, was reportedly injured due to another landslide.

The MDRRMO this morning has directed all residents of landslide-prone areas to evacuate.

These include Barangays Turague, Bongalon, and Patitinan.

As of this writing, the Sagnay-Tiwi Road is closed to traffic while MDRRM Sagnay, PNP Sagnay, Tigaon Rescue Team, and the Philippine Army are conducting clearing operations. (With additional report from Audie Concina)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

PNP-Bicol implements tight security measures under 'Oplan Undas'

By Mar Serrano

LEGAZPI CITY -- Tight security measures are to be carried out as police assistance desks and checkpoints would be set up in all cemeteries, churches, transport terminals and major highways for the All Saints' Day observance on Wednesday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol said Monday.

Police Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PNP Bicol spokesperson, said in an interview she is calling on the public not to bring any bladed objects, liquors, portable radio or stereo components and other prohibited items as cops deployed in cemeteries would confiscate them.

In an interview, she said cops would be very strict in checking belongings brought by persons when visiting their departed relatives at the cemetery.

“We shall issue advisories to the public containing the standard operating procedures or dos and don'ts with regards to the observance of All Saints Day,” she said.

Hundreds of policemen would be deployed to beef up existing police forces across the six provinces of Bicol, Calubaquib said, noting that the PNP in Bicol will be on full alert status as part of “Oplan Undas.”

Policemen would not be allowed to go on leave and those who are on leave would be recalled and be placed on duty during the religious observance.

“The security measure would ensure the safety of all residents and visitors that would be arriving here to observe the All Saints' Day,” Calubaquib said.

The police assistance centers in various transport terminals will assist incoming and outgoing passengers in the cities of Naga, Legazpi, and Masbate and in Virac town in Catanduanes.

Calubaquib said checkpoints would be set up to assist motorists and visitors from other places.

She said they are closely coordinating with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), DPWH, Philippine Army, Department of Health (DOH) and civic organizations to implement "Oplan Undas" in the six provinces of Bicol.

Calubaquib said the police would also closely coordinate with the Army on the security measures for cell site relay stations and towers in remote villages that have been prone to attacks by the New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas. (PNA)

Notorious Xio Long Gong drug group member arrested in Libmanan

LIBMANAN, CSur 10/31/17 (BICOL STANDARD) -- Agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) led by P/Chief Insp Ronnie M. Fabia, Provincial Officer, together with the members of Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) have arrested Jessie Lagua Berin, an alleged member of a Filipino drug group that is affiliated with Xio Long Gong, a Chinese drug group operating in CALABARZON area, NCR, and other parts of Regions 1, 3 and 5.

Fabia told the BICOL STANDARD that Berin in included in their watchlist of persons who are purportedly involved in criminal activities, including the illegal drug trade.

The CIDT here has been alerted since three months ago by their counterparts in Cavite regarding the transactions of the said person.

During their case buildup, Fabia said Berin used to visit his relatives in San Juan, Libmanan, Camarines Sur, although he would only stay for one or two days.

Based on the information that was relayed to Fabia by his counterparts in Cavite, Berin has been involved in the drug trade in San Juan City, Metro Manila in 2014, where at least 600 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) were confiscated.

He was also informed that apart from the illegal drugs, the operatives also confiscated radio transceivers and sketch plans.

Berin, according to the CIDT is facing a criminal charge for Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Violation of Section II, Article II of Republic Act 9165) pending in the sala of Judge Matias M. Garcia II, Regional Trial Court Branch 19, in Bacoor City, Cavite.

The arrest warrant was issued on November 21, 2016, under Criminal Case No. B-2016-1276.

No bail was recommended for the temporary release of the accused.

He was arrested yesterday (Monday) at 3:45 pm at Barangay San Juan, Libmanan, Camarines Sur.

The accused was transported to Cavite City last night to be presented to the Regional Trial Court where he is facing a non-bailable case.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

2ng buy-bust ginibo sa Cam Sur

NAGA CITY 10/29/17 (Bicol Standard) -- Duwang magkasunod na buy-bust operation an ginibo kan kan PDEA sa Camarines Sur kasuodma, sa tabang kan mga miembros kan PNP sa Baao, Camarines Sur.

An primerong buy-bust ikinasa 1:15 nin hapon sa lugar kan Lendes Tourist Inn, sa La Medalla, Baao.

Nadakop sa operasyon na ini iyo si Ryan Medialdia y Prima, na nagpapabisto na sobreno ni Exec Sec Salvador Medialdea.

Naarestar man sa pareyong operasyon iyo si Romeo Guevarra alyas Mansy o Amang, asin si Chistian Banaria alyas Chano.

Nacomfiscar sa saindang poder an kantidad P480,000 na pig tutubodan na shabu.

An grupong ini haloy nang pig babantayan kan mga tawohan kan PDEA, alagad kasuodma sana sinda na tyempohan na mabanwit sa operasyon.

Mientrastanto, sa BAAO man guiraray, saro pang buy bust operation an ginibo kan PDEA.

Nadakop si Leo Peyra, taga Sta. Teresita, sa banwaan na ini.

Carculadong kantidad P300,000 an shabu na nakua sa saiya.

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