Sarmiento’s CJ nomination
By Office of Sen. Alan Peter
July 21, 2012
PASAY CITY – Senate Minority
Leader Alan Peter Cayetano strongly opposed yesterday the nomination
of Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento as Chief Justice (CJ), saying
Sarmiento “allowed if not abetted” the perpetration of fraud in the
2007 and 2010 elections.
“We have just undergone the
painful impeachment of the head of the judiciary. What the judiciary
needs now is a CJ who will not only heal the wounds of impeachment,
but, more importantly, restore the people’s faith and confidence in
the Supreme Court,” said Cayetano in his letter to the Judicial and
Bar Council (JBC).
“We cannot afford to commit
another mistake in the appointment of a CJ. We cannot appoint somebody
like Commissioner Sarmiento whose competence, integrity, probity, and
independence are not beyond suspicion,” he stressed.
Cayetano accused Sarmiento
and other members of the Comelec of not deciding with dispatch his
nuisance candidate complaint against one Joselito Pepito Cayetano in
the 2007 senatorial elections, leading to confusion among voters and
the sabotaging of his chances of winning.
The senator said the Comelec
only disqualified Joselito Pepito three days before the election and,
worse, declared on election day that since their decision was not yet
final and executory, any vote for “Cayetano” would not be counted in
his (Alan Peter’s) favor.
“Furthermore, in an
unprecedented move, both COMELEC and the Department of Education
launched a campaign to call schools and Board of Election Inspectors
members to order them not to count 'Cayetano' votes in my favor,”
Cayetano told the JBC.
This was happening while the
former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo was openly campaigning against him
and telling politicians that he should not win at all cost, said the
The former First Gentleman
is the husband of Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who
appointed Commissioner Sarmiento.
Cayetano pointed out that
the decision only accomplished what the handlers of Joselito Pepito
sought to do, which was to sow confusion among the electorate.
“Many voters thought that
Joselito Pepito had already been disqualified so they just wrote
‘Cayetano’ on the ballots to vote for me. Millions of these votes were
considered stray by order of the COMELEC, resulting in substantial
reduction of my total votes,” the senator said.
Cayetano said Sarmiento did
not protest this “machination” and that “no angry denunciation, no
stinging dissent – not even a whimper” was heard from the Comelec
“Later on during the
counting of the votes, he (Sarmiento) would also inexplicably turn a
blind eye to the statistically impossible results of zero (0) vote for
candidates Noynoy Aquino, Ping Lacson and myself in some areas.”
Cayetano also charged
Sarmiento, as one of those who took charge of the elections in
Mindanao in 2007, which resulted in the orchestrated defeat of then
senatorial candidate Koko Pimentel.
“During an interview with a
news anchor, Commissioner Sarmiento denied having in their custody
blank election returns. But when shown a video of COMELEC personnel
bringing into Maria Cristina Hotel in Iligan City copies of blank
election returns, Commissioner Sarmiento took back his denial and
explained that the blank election returns were brought to the hotel
for safekeeping,” the senator said.
“Witnesses would later come
out claiming that Commissioner Sarmiento was involved in the grand
conspiracy to rig the 2007 Senatorial election to try to defeat then
candidates Noynoy Aquino, Ping Lacson and myself,” he added.
And despite the issues
regarding the operations of the so-called “Garci Boys” in the 2004
elections, Sarmiento has not stood up, initiated or moved for an
investigation of said individuals. In fact, instead of investigating
and punishing these people, many of the said “Garci Boys” were
promoted, said Cayetano.
“If fraud can be perpetrated
to a member of Congress, and in a much-publicized case, imagine how it
can be done easily to other citizens. Commissioner Sarmiento had the
obligation to uphold the integrity of the ballots and protect the
people’s will and not protect the machinations and schemes of powerful
traditional politicians,” the solon said.
Cayetano added that even
after the Senate started investigating the cheating in the 2004 and
2007 elections, where testimonies showed machinations of said “Garci
Boys”, Sarmiento did nothing.
“His inclusion in the list
of aspirants for the position of Chief Justice to the Supreme Court
may prove to be an embarrassment if I do not bring these events,
facts, and matters to the attention of the Honorable members of this
Council. I will be as guilty as Commissioner Sarmiento if I remain
silent. While Commissioner Sarmiento styles himself as an election
reformist, his actions – and inactions – show otherwise,” said
Sarmiento’s actions and
inactions were not only evident during the 2007 and 2010 elections,
but even in his voting record, which is far from exemplary, said
Cayetano, citing Nila G. Aguillo v. Isidro L. Hemedes, Jr. and
Benjamin C. Del Rosario v. Rommel A. Gecolea.
“The above-described conduct
of Commissioner Sarmiento in the performance of his duties as a high
ranking official of the COMELEC puts under heavy cloud of doubt his
integrity, impartiality and propriety, which are all required from a
member of the judiciary, much more from the Chief Justice of the
“All of the above-mentioned
events, facts and matters can be easily verified as they are of public
knowledge and borne out by public and official records. Moreover,
since most of these were reported in the national media, a simple
search in the internet will show the factual background of my
Under the rules, the JBC may
conduct a discreet investigation with Cayetano expressing readiness to
“provide more information and assist in any way to get the truth, the
PNoy’s legacy: more
coal plants than those built by all his predecessors combined?
July 21, 2012
QUEZON CITY – Ahead of the
President’s State of the Nation address this Monday, Greenpeace today
urged President Benigno Aquino III to take a clear stand for renewable
energy (RE) and cancel all 16 coal-fired power plant proposals
approved since he took office in 2010.
“Greenpeace is calling on
President Aquino to revoke all coal power plants approved during his
term. Otherwise, he will be leaving a legacy as the president who
built more coal plants than all of his predecessors combined,
inflicting pollution and climate change on the Filipino people,” said
Anna Abad, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast
Coal is the world’s dirtiest
fossil fuel. Coal endangers the health and livelihood of communities
and is one of the major causes of climate change. Unfortunately,
PNoy’s current energy policy has opened the door to dozens of new
coal-fired power plants that Greenpeace believes will effectively shut
out any significant renewable energy uptake in the Philippines.
Under the direction of
Secretary Jose Almendras, the Department of Energy has approved an
unprecedented number of coal projects, at least 16 nationwide, with a
combined output of 4,552 MW – a figure which far exceeds the aggregate
number of coal projects approved by previous administrations.
While it was busy rolling
out the red carpet for coal, the DOE also effectively blocked the full
implementation of the Renewable Energy Law, allowing the approval of
feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates for renewable energy to drag on. The delay
of RE FIT rates have caused the delay and cancellation of RE power
proposals in the country.
Globally, investments in
renewable energy are outstripping that of fossil fuels. In the
Philippines, however, the Aquino administration has secured coal
projects until the end of the President’s term, consequently
preventing the chances for more significant renewable energy projects
to take off.
For communities who will end
up hosting these plants, this means living under the shadow of
life-threatening toxic emissions, destroyed livelihoods and greater
water scarcity. For Filipinos in general, this also means greater
energy insecurity and higher electricity costs in the long term given
the ever-increasing price of finite coal and fossil fuel supplies
Earlier, communities from
Bataan, Davao, Negros, Subic-Olongapo, and Zamboanga, among others,
voiced their outrage and disapproval for DOE’s coal projects in an
open letter addressed to the President.
“It is disheartening that
the administration is being muddled by the wanton politics of the
energy industry facilitated by none other than the Energy Secretary.
Greenpeace believes that now is the time for the President to show his
commitment to good governance and stand by his pledge to ensure RE
will ‘fuel our movement towards the rebuilding of this nation,’” said
“The upcoming State of the
Nation address offers the opportunity for the President to renew that
commitment by making clear that he will stand not with big coal
businesses, but with the communities who will become victims of coal
plant pollution, and the whole nation which is reeling under the
impacts of climate change. As a start, the President must cancel the
proposed coal plants to ensure that the environment is protected and
conserved, not exploited for short term benefits in the guise of
economic growth. He must also oppose any attempt to block, weaken, or
delay the full implementation of the RE Law,” Abad concluded.
Protestant bishops echo
political detainees call for freedom
July 21, 2012
QUEZON CITY –
Eight Bishops from the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP)
expressed support to the ongoing hunger strike/fasting of political
prisoners. In a statement, the Bishops urged Pres. Noynoy Aquino “to
consider the plight of political detainees under his administration
and their call for a general, unconditional and omnibus amnesty.”
The hunger strike/fasting
which started last July 16 is on its fifth day. On July 19, some 18
political prisoners in Metro Manila, Agusan del Sur, Cebu and Tagum
City heightened their action by going on hunger strike to highlight
the call for their release. Five hundred (500) inmates at the
Compostela Valley Provincial Rehabilitation Center joined the
political prisoners in sympathy. Political prisoners in 10 jails
throughout the country have joined the hunger strike/fast.
The UCCP Bishops said they
are “compelled to amplify” the on-going hunger strike of political
prisoners in the “face of such callous dismissal by the Aquino
Administration”, referring to the earlier pronouncement of Malacañang
that “there are no political prisoners” in the country.
They also called for the
release the 14 National Democratic Front (NDF) peace consultants who
are covered by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and NDF Joint
Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). “As Church
advocates committed to the peace process, we view such action as a
significant step in bringing forward and revitalizing the GPH-NDFP
In a separate statement, NDF
peace consultant Ramon Patriarca criticized the Aquino government
because “it has not done enough to comply with its commitments in the
many bilateral agreements it forged with the NDF. One cannot but
suspect that the June 15 Oslo initiative was meant only as another
‘pogi point’ for the president’s State of the Nation Address (SONA)
or, as a mere posturing preparatory to ending altogether the GPH-NDF
peace negotiations consistent with his Oplan Bayanihan
counter-revolutionary program.” Patriarca is a political prisoner at
the Camp Lapu-Lapu, AFP Central Command headquarters in Lahug, Cebu
City. He is among the political prisoners who are on hunger strike.
The UCCP Bishops who signed
the statement of support were: Bishops Reuel Norman O. Marigza,
General Secretary of the UCCP, Elorde M. Sambat, North Luzon
Jurisdictional Area, Roel P. Mendoza, Middle Luzon Jurisdictional
Area, Arturo R. Asi, South Luzon Jurisdictional Area, Jaime M. Moriles,
West Visayas Juridictional Area, Dulce Pia-Rose, East Visayas
Jurisdictional Area, Melzar D. Labuntog, Northwest Mindanao
Jurisdictional Area, Modesto D. Villasanta, Southeast Mindanao
3-day ICOT Caravan
held in Baybay City
By Provincial Media
July 21, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY –
Leyte province’s landmark program, the Inter-Community Operation
Tambulig or "ICOT Caravan", a health program that provides free
service to communities started by Leyte Gov. Carlos Jericho Petilla,
wheeled off again for a three-day health caravan in Baybay City.
The caravan was held in Brgy.
Makinhas, Bitanhuan and at the Baybay City Gymnasium in three
consecutive dates, serving the more than 90 barangays of the city.
Hundreds of indigents from
clustered barangays of Baybay received free consultations and
medicines during the medical mission.
Representing the governor
during the three-day medical caravan was his younger brother,
businessman Dominic Petilla, who led in the distribution of food packs
to residents in the various villages together with Baybay City Mayor
Among the services provided
by the ICOT Caravan are medical, dental, veterinary, Philhealth
coverage for the indigents, personal grooming, and other services
including the nutritional feeding program.
In addition, the younger
Petilla, who is being groomed to run for a gubernatorial post next
year, also led in the distribution of vitamins to pupils at the Baybay
The younger Petilla assured
this is one program of the provincial government that he will
continue, should he be given the chance to serve the province in the
future, just as his parents and his incumbent governor-brother before
“Bringing the services
direct to the people is one way of bringing the government closer to
the people. That has always been the trademark of how our family has
served the people of Leyte,” Dominic said.
Since it started in 2004,
ICOT Caravan has already won praises from officials and common folk in
all the municipalities where it renders services. Composed of doctors,
medical specialists, surgeons, dentists, nursing and medical
student-volunteers and community organization of the Provincial
Governor’s Office, the province’s ICOT Caravan is being sent not only
to communities seldom serviced by doctors but in all the
municipalities in the Leyte province.
Still “aiming nowhere” at
Martial Law victims
warn of Aquino compromise with the Marcoses
July 21, 2012
QUEZON CITY –
Organization of ex-political prisoners SELDA (Samahan ng mga
Ex-Detainees laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) warned the Aquino
government not to enter into compromise with the Marcoses, amid
efforts of the Nacionalista Party and the Liberal Party to merge into
a coalition in preparation for the 2013 elections.
“The Marcoses and the
Aquinos in one party coalition is equivalent to compromising the call
for justice of Martial Law victims. We will not be surprised if
Justice for Martial Law victims remain elusive under his term,” SELDA
vice chairperson Bonifacio Ilagan said.
Ilagan added that Aquino
should stop claiming to be a victim of Martial Law if any compromise
“This is a fight we have
brought all the way, and the last person to render this futile is
Pres. Aquino,” Ilagan said.
According to Ilagan, they
will join the protests on Monday together with other victims of the
government’s “empty promises of justice.”
“A year after Pres. Aquino
declared in his previous SONA that the government aims to give due
compensation to the victims of Martial Law, it is still an arrow
aiming at nowhere,” Ilagan said.
According to SELDA, there
was no progress in the quest for recognition and giving due
compensation to the victims of the Marcos dictatorship under the
Aquino administration. “If there was,” according to Ilagan, “it was
all due to the effort of the victims and their families.”
“A number of prominent
Martial Law victims have died this year, while many have grown more
sick and old. Yet, we gathered all our energies to tread the halls of
the Senate and Lower House. We wrote letters, we marched the streets.
When will the Aquino government do their job, when we are all dead?”
This July, three SELDA
leaders passed away due to sickness. Jose “Bong” Barsoles, 61,
chairperson of SELDA-National Capital Region died on June 29; Romeo
Luneta, 69, SELDA Board member; and Margarita “Maita” Gomez, 65, SELDA
SELDA has been urging the
Senate to pass Senate Bill 2976, or the Marcos Victims Compensation
Bill, which aims to recognize and give due compensation to the 9,539
Martial Law victims who successfully filed a historic class suit
against the dictator Marcos, including other victims who were not
signed as plaintiffs in the case.
“We continue to demand the
Aquino government to pass the indemnification bill before the year
ends. We will not tolerate any more delay,” Ilagan declared.
What is happening
to the AFP?
July 20, 2012
QUEZON CITY –
“General, what has happened to the AFP?” This is the question posed by
the Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) on AFP Chief of
Staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa in reaction to Bayan Muna Rep. Neri
Colmenares’ lecture: Human Rights Legal Mechanism: The Writ of Amparo
before officers and men of the Phil. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, at
the University of San Agustin, in Iloilo City last July 16. (Bayan
Muna solon lectures soldiers on human rights, pp. 11, The Freeman,
“Is this your best and
surest way to ‘win the peace’ and end the 44-years of Maoist
terrorism?” asked ANAD Rep. Jun Alcover as he decried the fact that
with the things happening in our midst, the Maoist terrorist
CPP-NPA-NDF is now dictating the tempo and methodology of the Armed
Forces’ counter-insurgency operations.
“It is my belief that the
AFP is now going nuts and crazy in seeking ways and measures to
resolve Maoist terrorism in the country!” added Rep. Alcover as he
pointed out that instead, “The AFP leadership should’ve told
Colmenares to show his full adherence to the rule of law, justice, and
the protection of human rights by convincing Satur Ocampo and the
remaining few thousands of NPAs to give up their firearms and
self-styled and demonic misadventure that already has become senseless
and worthless,” he said.
The former NPA commander and
political officer in Eastern and Central Visayas stressed that Bayan
Muna is a political organization of the National Democratic Front (NDF).
“It is on record that the founding chair of the Maoist CPP-NPA-NDF
Jose Ma. Sison, last March 4, 1987 in Brussels, Belgium, openly
admitted that Bagong Alyansa Makabayan (BAYAN) and Bayan Muna are part
of the communist’s revolutionary forces and its united front effort
against the government. So what business does Rep. Colmenares have in
taking the podium before the officers and men of the Phil. Army, their
avowed enemy, but to promote and protect the interest of his Maoist
masters!” said Rep. Alcover.
Saying that in using the
Maoist personalities, the AFP does not enjoy any psychological
advantage over Maoist terrorists, “In terms of propaganda, nothing has
changed as the balance still remains in favor of the Maoist terrorist
organization and not the government,” Rep. Alcover explained.
Citing his experience and
the knowledge gained while in the Maoist University covering some 10
years, “The calumny, deceptions, and pretensions now waged by them
(Maoist armed and political forces) are the very same teachings that
were rammed on us in the underground. Now I am a witness to these
things happening in our midst. In many forums with government and the
private sector, I was not remiss in warning them by openly sharing
this information. But it seems nobody listened!” Rep. Alcover added.
At the same time, Rep.
Alcover said that the latest incident is indeed like rubbing salt to
the wounds already suffered by the government’s armed forces when then
Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, commanding general of the Army’s 3rd ID,
during a confrontation between the military, police, and ‘militant’
groups (sic!) at the office of Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. in
October 5, 2011, admitted that the military was indeed behind the
vilification and red-tagging of ‘militant’ groups in Western Visayas.
(Army admits campus red-baiting, Panay News, 10-09-2011,) “The army
officer referred to in the aforesaid news item is now the commanding
general of the Philippine Army,” Rep. Alcover said.
“Deplorable is the fact that
with IPSP Bayanihan, the AFP leadership has indeed changed tack as is
now using Maoist communist personalities to teach soldiers how to
engage Maoist terrorist armed and political forces in the field. What
a sickening development!” Rep. Alcover added.
UNA says case vs.
Garcia and imminent suspension political harassment; Zambo gov next in
Nationalist Alliance (UNA)
July 20, 2012
MANILA – The
United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Friday slammed the filing of a
graft case and the impending issuance of preventive suspension against
Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, calling the moves political harassment.
The coalition also noted a
pattern of harassment of local officials sympathetic to UNA by
government officials "more loyal to their party than their offices."
“The cruel and conspicuous
timing of the filing of the graft case and the impending suspension of
Governor Garcia appears to be more political harassment than a genuine
desire to rid the government of scalawags,” said UNA spokesperson
Atty. JV Bautista in a statement.
Bautista pointed out that
the news of Garcia’s suspension only surfaced when she was declared an
official senatorial candidate of the coalition.
“[Governor Garcia] faces an
impending suspension from office only after she was announced as an
official candidate of UNA for senator and less than a year from the
May 2013 elections,” he said.
“Governor Auring Cerilles of
Zamboanga, whose sympathies are with UNA, is also reportedly another
target of harassment. Local executives are being threatened if they
refuse to join the ruling party. The on-going rigodon of police, fire,
and prison officials, who are not aligned with their political
supporters, shows that the dirty tricks being played are not confined
to the elected officials,” Bautista added.
UNA urged the administration
to shun acts of political harassment and persecution or risk losing
“the moral high ground from where it claims to draw popular support.”
“Electoral contests must be
fought with dignity and high principles, not with harassment and dirty
tricks,” Bautista said.
He called for the immediate
cessation of political harassment against Garcia and other UNA
“The road to clean elections
in 2013 must start now,” Bautista concluded.
DAR honors Agraryo
scholars in East Visayas
By Philippine Information
Agency (PIA 8)
July 20, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY –
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently feted thirteen (13)
recipients of the Programang Agraryo Iskolar (PAI) in Eastern Visayas
who completed their college education and earned bachelor’s degrees
last March of this year.
DAR Regional Director
Eliasem Castillo presented certificates of recognition to the scholars
during the culmination rite of the 24th anniversary celebration of the
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) held on June 28 at the
DAR Regional Office.
Director Castillo informed
that of the 13 scholars who graduated this year from the different
state universities and colleges in the region, seven were from Samar;
three from Eastern Samar; two from Leyte; and one from Southern Leyte.
The successful Programang
Agraryo Iskolars are Ginalyn Agravante, Niel Alvarez, Angelita Bote,
Madel Noval, Jayson Rolio and Jessalyn Ocenar who all earned the
degree on Bachelor of Agriculture Technology at the Northwest Samar
State University, while Ma. Liza Beldad finished Bachelor of Secondary
Education from the same institution.
The other honorees were
Gregorio Boco who took up BS Secondary Education Major in Mathematics,
Rommel Walohan who finished BS Elementary Education, and Jessalyn
Ellado who finished BS Business Administration, all at the Eastern
Samar State University.
Meanwhile, Jovy Caidoy took
up BS Elementary Education at the Visayas State University); Jenilyn
Clemencio took up BS Technology major in Home Economics and Livelihood
Education at the Eastern Visayas State University; and Joseph Igpan
finished BS Industrial Education from the Southern Leyte State
Igpan, in his testimony,
recognized that without PAI it would be impossible for him to finish
college education because his farmer-parents are really hard up and
cannot afford to send him and his other siblings to school.
Igpan did not waste this
opportunity. With his determination and intelligence, he took
advantage of DAR’s scholarship program to realize his dream.
On his graduation day, he
not only made his parents and the DAR management proud, he also stood
as a bright shining star serving as an inspiration to other youth.
DAR 8 Information Officer
Jose Alsmith L. Soria said that the PAI, which the agency considers as
among its major accomplishments in improving the lives of the farmers,
was introduced in 2003 to dependents of agrarian reform beneficiaries
and had already produced over a hundred graduates in Region-8.
During the celebration of
the 24th year Anniversary of CARP in the Region, DAR highlighted the
gains of CARP in Region-8 by showcasing the programs and projects
realized during its 24 years of implementation thru photo exhibit and
introduced the products from the different agrarian reform communities
(ARCs) in a trade fair.
names OP undersecretary to JBC as De Lima’s replacement
July 20, 2012
President Benigno S. Aquino III has designated Undersecretary Michael
Frederick L. Musngi of the Office of the President to replace Justice
Secretary Leila De Lima as the Executive Department’s representative
in the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).
In his letter to the JBC
dated July 19, 2012, President Aquino said: “I hereby designate Atty.
Michael Frederick L. Musngi, Undersecretary of the Office of Special
Concerns, Office of the President, as the representative of the
Executive Branch, vice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, for the sole
purpose of participating in the deliberations of the Judicial and Bar
Council for the selection of nominees for the position of Chief
De Lima has inhibited
herself as ex-officio member of the JBC from the selection process
after she accepted the nomination for the post of Chief Justice.
The JBC has acceded to the
request of Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. in behalf of the
President to assign a substitute for De Lima to ensure that the three
branches of government are equally represented in the deliberation of
Following an en banc
meeting, the council wrote to the Executive Secretary on July 17,
2012, that it had “agreed to accept the designation of a
representative of the Executive Department in the JBC whose rank is
not lower than Undersecretary.”
Musngi, who heads the Office
of Special Concerns under the Office of the Executive Secretary, is a
graduate of the Ateneo School of Law, and has been in government
service since 2002, having worked at the Government Service Insurance
System, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Agrarian
Reform and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
He is the official
representative of the Office of the President as ex-officio board
member in the Maritime Industry Authority, the Philippine National
Railways and the National Housing Authority.
arrested for murder and frustrated murder
By RPCRD, Police Regional
July 20, 2012
CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON,
Palo, Leyte – A 64 year old incumbent Barangay
Chairman was arrested by operatives on Wednesday morning, PNP PRO 8
On July 18, 2012 at about
8:00 o’clock in the morning, joint elements of Sto. Niño Municipal
Police Station and CIDG-Catbalogan led by PInsp Wilfredo Sarayan
Monsanto and PInsp Manrico Calando Acorda respectively arrested a
certain Mario Jimenez Jao, 64 years old, married, a resident and an
incumbent Barangay Chairman of Sitio Mactang, Brgy. Ilo, Sto. Niño,
Jao was arrested by virtue
of a Warrant of Arrest for Murder and Frustrated Murder docketed under
Criminal case numbers 6640 and 6641 respectively issued by Honorable
Judge Reynaldo B. Clemens of RTC Branch 31, Calbayog City, Samar with
recommended bail of P200,000 for Frustrated Murder and no bail for the
Subject accused person was
turned-over to the court concerned for proper disposition.
Meanwhile, another wanted
person charged for the crime of Robbery with Violence and Intimidation
Against Persons was arrested by combined elements of Dagami Police
Station and Leyte PPO Intel Section led by PSI Romulo G. Alavarina,
COP on July 18, 2012.
Arrested person was
identified as one Charito Espina Dumduma, 44 years old, married,
jobless and a resident of Brgy. Cabariwan, Dagami, Leyte. He was
charged for the crime of Robbery with Violence and Intimidation
Against Persons with recommended bail of One Hundred Thousand Pesos
(P100,000) issued by Honorable Judge Alphinor C. Serrano, Presiding
Judge, RTC Branch 6, Bulwagan ng Katarungan, Tacloban City.
Dumduma is rank number 9 in
the list of Most Wanted persons in the municipality of Dagami, Leyte.
PSSupt Roel Balintong Acidre,
Chief, RPCRD notes, that the successful arrests and accounting of
wanted persons is the result of the continuing cooperation of the
people towards their police, thus, the public is also assured that the
PNP will pursue its mandate of preserving peace and order and extend
protective services in the community.