At about 5:00 o’clock in the morning
of October 13, elements of Matag-ob Police Station led by Police
Senior Inspector Maturino Diaz, Jr. arrested one Silverino Rota y Aseo
alias “Yanong”, resident of Sitio Balanak, Barangay Balagtas, Matag-ob,
Leyte by virtue of an arrest warrant for the crime of Rape docketed
under Criminal Case No. 7534-0 and 7536-0 with no bail recommended
issued by Honorable Apolinario M Buaya, Presiding Judge RTC Branch 12,
Ormoc City. Said person is ranked number 10 in the list of Most Wanted
Persons of Matag-ob, Leyte.
On October 12, in Brgy Hetibak,
Gandara, Samar, joint elements of Regional Special Operations Group 8
(RSOG8) led by Police Inspector Constantino Jabonete and Regional
Public Safety Battalion (RPSB8) led by Police Inspector Garry Tungala
arrested one Nestor Udtohan alias “Nono”, by virtue of Warrant of
Arrest for the crime of Murder docketed under Criminal Case No.
02-00-90 issued by Honorable Rosario Bandal, Presiding Judge, Regional
Trial Court Branch 41, Calbayog City.
On October 11, elements of Ormoc City
Police Office led by Police Senior Superintendent Elizar Egloso, City
Director, proceeded at Brgy. Hinagbu-an, Palompon, Leyte to serve the
Warrant of Arrest against one Charito Doring Alquino, for the crime of
Murder docketed under Criminal Case No. R-ORM-08-00098-BC issued by
Hon Judge Apolinario Buaya of RTC Branch 35, Ormoc City. The team
stake out at the vicinity until the suspect arrived at about 7:00
o’clock in the evening. Police Chief Inspector Ibrahim Jambiran and
PO2 Hydie Yutrago accosted the suspect and introduced themselves as
police officers. However, suspect immediately drew his caliber .38
revolver and shot Police Chief Inspector Jambiran but missed. Jambiran
returned fire hitting the victim several times on the different parts
of his body who still was able to run a few meters and stumble on the
ground. Suspect was immediately brought to Palompon Hospital but
declared Dead on Arrival by the attending physician. Subject is ranked
number 6 in the list of Most Wanted Persons in Ormoc City.
On the same date at Brgy. Dapdap,
Dolores, Eastern Samar, police team led by Police Chief Inspector
Dionesio Maestre, arrested one Noe Abeque y Balagbis, by virtue of
arrest warrant for the crime of Murder docketed under Criminal Case
No. 417-11-08 issued by Hon Filotea M Estorninos, Presiding Judge of
RTC Branch 4, Dolores, Eastern Samar dated September 06, 2012.
On October 10, joint elements of Tomas
Oppus, Southern Leyte and Duero Police Station conducted manhunt
operation at Duero, Bohol which resulted to the arrest of one Rodrigo
O Roble, of Brgy. Maanyag, Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte by virtue of
Warrant of Arrest for the crime of Rape in relation to RA 7610
docketed under Criminal Case No. 12-04-3732 with no bail recommended
issued by Hon Judge Bethany Kapili, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 24,
Maasin City, Southern Leyte. Said arrested person ranked Number 9 in
the list of Most Wanted Persons in the Municipality of Tomas Oppus.
Also on October 10, 2012, at Brgy
Cantao-an, Paranas, Samar, elements of Paranas Police Station led by
Police Chief Inspector Doughlas Antonio Eloja, arrested one Roman
Babael y Dacula, by virtue of arrest warrant for the crime of two (2)
counts Frustrated Homicide docketed under criminal case numbers 4826
and 4844 issued by Hon Sibanah E Usman, Presiding Judge of RTC, Branch
28, Catbalogan City, Samar with recommended bail bond of P200,000.00
and P24,000.00, respectively.
Also on October 10, at Brgy Villa
Hermosa, Oriental, Pagsanghan, Samar, elements of Pagsanghan Police
Station led by Police Inspector Oscar Pagulayan, arrested one Rowel
Acidello y Oliva alias “Rowing”, by virtue of arrest warrant for the
crime of Frustrated Homicide docketed under Criminal Case number
T-175, issued by Hon Esteban V Dela Peńa, Presiding Judge of RTC
Branch 40, Tarangnan, Samar.
At about 2:35 PM of same date, at Brgy
Villa Hermosa, Occidental, Pagsanghan, Samar, same police team also
arrested one Odelon Del Rosario y Soliva alias “Odie”, by virtue of
warrant for the crime of Acts of Lasciviousness docketed under
criminal case number T-174 issued by Hon. Esteban V Dela Peńa,
Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 40, Tarangnan, Samar.
At about 4:00 PM of October 9, one
Reamboy Boloy y Condes, was arrested by elements of City Public Safety
Company of Ormoc City Police Office and turned-over to Palo Police
Station. He was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Hon
Alphinor C Serrano, Presiding Judge of RTC Br 6, Tacloban City for the
crime of Murder docketed under criminal case 2012-08-463 with no bail
At about 11:00 PM on October 9, at
Brgy San Roque, Tanauan, Leyte, elements of Tanauan Police Station led
by Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Esmero, arrested one Jovani Llyod
Vasquez, by virtue of Warrant of Arrest for the crime of Robbery
docketed under criminal case number 2012-07-408 issued by Hon. Rogelio
Sescon, Presiding Judge of RTC, Branch 9, Tacloban City.
At the outskirts of Brgy Mabini, Daram
Samar, joint elements of Regional Special Operation Group 8 led by
Police Inspector Constantino Jabonete, Jr, and 2nd Company of Regional
Public Safety Battalion 8 led by Police Senior Inspector Shyrile Sy
Tan apprehended Rodrigo Abella y Abia alias Junior Abella/Onyot/Jr.,
and Reynaldo Abella y Abia alias Johnrey Abella/Aya, both are ranked
2nd and 3rd Most Wanted Persons of Daram by virtue of Warrant of
Arrest docketed under Criminal Case Number 6478-4-3-07 of the crime of
Murder issued by Honorable Judge Sibanah Usman of the Regional Trial
Court Branch 28, Catbalogan City with no bail recommended for their
Soria showed appreciation to the
informants for their courage and cooperation with the police leading
the PNP to arrest the wanted persons and put them behind bars.
4th Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin last Sept. 29 draws Carolinians
to a challenging but fun way of learning Cebuano culture and
heritage in the participating museums and heritage sites.
highlights Cebuano heritage
By Ramon Aboitiz Foundation
October 12, 2012
CEBU CITY –
Around 2,000 students, some in colorful Filipiana attire while others
in costumes portraying characters from the different eras of
Philippine history, visited the city’s museums and heritage sites on
Sept. 29 for the 4th Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin (KKK).
KKK is organized by the
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), in partnership with the
University of San Carlos - Department of Anthropology, Sociology and
History (USC-DASH) and the Cebu City Government.
Museums and heritage sites
that opened are Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Cebu
City Museum, Cebu Normal University Museum, Jose R. Gullas Halad
Museum, Fort San Pedro, Museo Sugbo, Museo Parian sa Sugbo, Sacred
Heart Church - Alternative Contemporary Arts Studio, University of
Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) - Rizaliana Museum, Basilica
Minore del Santo Nińo, Cebu Heritage Monument, Colon Obelisk,
Magellan’s Cross, Plaza Hamabar, Plaza Independencia, Plaza Sugbo, and
San Nicholas Church.
The event is aimed to
connect theoretical lectures on history, society, culture and heritage
through visiting museums and heritage sites, demonstrate the value of
museum and heritage sites or institutions as tools for education,
encourage a dynamic dialogue between heritage groups, host communities
and young people in the promotion and protection of the sites, and
develop a sense of pride.
According to James Son G.
Pada, an Engineering student from the University of San Carlos and a
participant during the event, “KKK was able to show me the richness of
the Philippine culture in the past until today.”
To ferry the participants,
school buses of USC and USPF, Ceres Liner buses, and buses of
barangays Zapatera, Day-as, San Roque, Tejero, Banilad, Bacayan, Apas,
Ermita, T. Padilla, Seńor Sto. Nińo, Sta. Cruz, Lahug, Mabolo, and
Lorega-San Miguel were used.
carriage) also plied between the Gotiaoco Building, across the Cebu
City Hall and Fort San Pedro.
More than 50 youth
volunteers from USC-DASH, partner barangays, and graduates of Young
Minds Academy (YMA) facilitated the tour in the museums and heritage
Asked why she volunteered
for KKK, Candice Cańete, an Anthropology major from USC, said, “I do
not deserve to sleep today if I am not wiser tomorrow than I was
KKK is supported by Cebu
City Parks and Playgrounds Commission, Cebu City Police Office, Cebu
City Traffic Operations Management, Department of Tourism - Region 7,
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Cebu Provincial
Government, and the Philippine Navy - Naval Forces Central.
Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin
is a program under Culture & Heritage, one of the focus areas of RAFI,
which aims to help communities understand, value, and share their
cultural identity with others. RAFI's other focus areas are Integrated
Development, Micro-finance & Entrepreneurship, Leadership &
Citizenship, and Education.
For more information about
Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin, please call 418-7234 local 703 and look
for Karl Hegel Damayo, or visit www.rafi.org.ph or www.facebook.com/rafi.org.ph.
Gov. Jericho "Icot" Petilla and Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua
exchange with healthcare participants health innovations and
strategies to maximize health investments through PhilHealth
during the recently held PhilHealth sponsored 2nd Governors'
Forum at the Oriental Hotel Leyte.
strategies, innovations in maximizing health investment
By Provincial Media
October 11, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY –
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is calling
for innovations that would go beyond enrolling all Filipino citizens
under the government’s health coverage, and maximizing health
This was the main focus in
the recently held 2nd Governor’s Forum on PhilHealth attended by
governors from various provinces in the region and other parts of the
The forum, held at the
Oriental Hotel - Leyte, was aimed to inform governors of their
sponsored program enrolment and to help them improve government
hospital operations and management.
According to Philhealth-8
Regional Executive Vice-President Walter Bacareza, enrolling members
for Philhealth is not anymore a problem in the region as already, 96%
of the total populace in the Eastern Visayas is already covered by
PhilHealth. Of this figure, the province of Leyte posts the highest
number of PhilHealth covered population which numbers to more or less
250,000 for 2012.
“Our target now is how we
can give our members better access and what other benefits we can add
on to ensure that every member is protected,” Bacareza said.
Among those who shared best
practices, strategies and health innovations was Leyte Gov. Carlos
Jericho Petilla, whose health initiatives of starting the Mother Bles
Birthing Clinics in and outside the region, was lauded by PhilHealth
and other health organization in the country.
Gov. Petilla likewise shared
during the forum Leyte’s Special Service Fee (SSF) scheme implemented
among provincial and district hospitals run by the provincial
government of Leyte. The governor explained how the province provide
incentive to its doctors, nurses and other non-medical staff using the
This Special Service Fee (SSF)
scheme was awarded as one of the Top 10 finalists for Best in Health
Market Innovations in 2012 that gave the governor the Galing-Likha
Other governors who attended
the forum included Northern Samar Gov. Paul Daza, Southern Leyte Gov.
Damian Mercado, Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua and representatives of the
governors of Samar and Eastern Samar provinces.
Healthcare participants from
Rodriguez, Rizal were also among the attendees.
marijuana-laced brownies, PDEA warns public
By Philippine Information
Agency (PIA 8)
October 11, 2012
GOVERNMENT CENTER, Palo,
Leyte – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)
recently warned the public about the proliferation of marijuana-laced
brownies, or cakes, in the streets.
PDEA Region 8 Director
Julius Navales informed that PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose
S. Gutierrez Jr. issued the warning in light of a recent report citing
the existence of homemade baked goods that contained marijuana
presented as a birthday gift.
Director Navales said that
last week, a nurse in a provincial hospital in San Marcelino, Zambales
received three boxes of baked brownies from a certain chef as birthday
present, which she shared with co-workers.
Unfortunately, later that
day, 17 employees of the hospital felt dizziness and pain, and
eventually fell ill after eating the brownies. They were given
immediate medical attention.
The brownies were then
submitted for laboratory examination and the results yielded positive
result for the presence of marijuana. The specimen was confirmed to
contain extracted marijuana leaves purposely mixed as ingredients in
baking the brownies.
In a statement, Director
General Gutierrez said that “Eating marijuana-spiked brownies, or
pastries present major health risks. The continuous consumption of
these has the potential to be addictive to unsuspecting consumers.”
Marijuana is considered to
be a gateway drug and its users have a strong inclination to move on
to much-harder drugs later on, Gutierrez added.
This is the reason that PDEA
is sending out this stern warning to the public not to accept any box
of goodies from anonymous persons as the same may contain illegal
drugs, Director Navales said.
He added that PDEA is is
presently intensifying its intelligence gathering to arrest
unscrupulous elements using this method of drug-pushing.
(with report from PDEA8)
PRO8 to use full force of
the law vs. “Swertres” - Soria
By RPCRD, Police Regional
October 11, 2012
CAMP SEC. RUPERTO K.
KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – Echoing the instruction and
guidance of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas during his first command
conference with top officials of the Philippine National Police last
Monday to stamp out all forms of illegal gambling activities, Police
Regional Office 8 Director Police Chief Superintendent Elmer Ragadio
Soria vowed to unleash the full might of the law against operators and
protectors of the illegal numbers’ game called “swertres.”
“Field commanders have been
relentless in their operations based on constant reminders from this
office to step up campaign against swertres and all forms of illegal
gambling activities in their areas of jurisdiction,” Soria said even
as he reminded all provincial and city directors to stop the
resurgence of swertres amidst reports that local gambling operators
have started their illegal numbers game operations again.
The Police Regional
Director, however disclosed, that same is not a pressing issue
considering that PRO-8 has sustained its campaign against all types of
illegal gambling operations.
For the period January 1 to
date, PRO8 has conducted 580 anti-illegal gambling operations on that
resulted in the apprehension of 645 persons, confiscation of
P154,516.25 worth of bet money and filing a total of 415 cases in
He added that this
accomplishment means there has been no let up in making Eastern
Visayas gambling-free as he announced the arrests of 6 more suspects
in separate anti-gambling operations conducted by his men in different
parts of the region.
On October 8, joint elements
of Regional Special Operations 8 (RSOG8) led by SPO4 Ananias Monteroso
under the direct supervision of Police Senior Inspector Dinvir L
Revita, Chief RSOG8, together with the members of Regional Public
Safety Battalion 8 and elements of Carigara Police Station conducted
operation against illegal gambling at Brgy. San Mateo, Carigara, Leyte
that resulted to the apprehension of Jerome Marquez, 20, a resident of
Brgy. San Quintin, Carigara, Leyte who was caught on the act engaging
in illegal gambling activities locally known as “swertres”.
Confiscated from his
possession and control were one unit bicycle, one unit Nokia cellphone
model 1202-2, one piece tip dated October 8, 2012, 8 sheets of yellow
pad paper with number combinations and bet money amounting to
At Brgy. Canlapwas in
Catbalogan City, elements of RSOG8 and Catbalogan Police Station led
by Police Senior Inspector Alex Cantillep conducted joint operations
against illegal gambling which resulted to the arrest of Jasper
Dacallos Y Aguilar, 26, single, jobless and a resident of Brgy.
Majacob, Tarangnan, Samar while actually engaging in illegal number
game activity locally known as “swertres”. Confiscated from his actual
possession were one bundle of stubs with different number combinations
dated October 7, 2012, one ballpen, and bet money amounting to P71.00.
Meanwhile, at Sitio
Kanlong-Kanlong, Brgy. Jubasan, Allen, Northern Samar, elements of
Allen Police Station led by Police Senior Inspector Joy Leanza
arrested one Cito Dente y Leuterio, legal age and a resident of Brgy.
Poblacion, Zone 2, Victoria, Northern Samar while engaged in “swertres”.
Confiscated from his possession were one yellow paper, one ballpen and
bet money amounting to P127.00..
In Hinunangan, Southern
Leyte, along the national highway of Brgy Talisay, elements of
Hinunangan Police Station led by Police Senior Inspector Castor
Cabilogan, apprehended one Jose Allan Pugoy y Sumalinog, 24, single
and a resident of Brgy Ambacon of said town who was caught engaged in
transporting ‘swertres” paraphernalia from the different controllers.
Confiscated from the his possession and control were 11 tally sheets,
one black ballpen and bet money amounting to P450.00 in different
Also, a text message from an
informant received by Police Station 2 of Ormoc City Police Office
informing that one Roland Endolos y Cortez, 52, married, farmer and a
resident of Brgy Sabang-Bao, Ormoc City was engaged in collecting bets
for “swertres” at at said village. Immediately, police team led by
Police Senior Inspector Manuelito Wenceslao proceeded to the area and
arrested said suspect. Confiscated from the suspect were one ballpen,
one tally sheet containing different number combination, one swertres
tip dated October 5, 2012 and bet money amounting to P200.00.
At Brgy Laguma, Silago,
Southern Leyte, elements of Silago Police Station conducted operation
against swertres which resulted to the apprehension of one Ronie Tayum
y Saberon, 32, single and a resident of said place who was caught in
the act engaging on said illegal gambling activity. Confiscated from
his possession were 3 tally sheets, 2 swertres tips and bet money
amounting to P170.00.
PCSupt Soria informed that
arrested suspects will be facing charges for violations of
Presidential Decree 1602 as amended by Republic Act 9287 as he
attributed the successful operations to the support of the community
and the active participation of the members of the different Barangay
Peacekeeping Action Teams.
The region’s top police
official also reminded all unit commanders to ‘hit hard’ on illegal
gambling by first maintaining a ‘no-take’ policy as he warned those
who consistently fail in complying with the PRO8’s strict orders to
resolve the illegal number games operation in their areas of
jurisdiction that they will be relieved from their posts immediately
and face administrative charges as warranted by evidence.
UNFPA, Plan Philippines
highlight rising teen pregnancy on 1st International Day of Girl Child
By Philippine Information
Agency (PIA 8)
October 10, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY –
The pressing issue on pregnancy among girls under the age of 20 which
increased by 65 per cent over a 10-year period from 2000-2010 despite
a reverse trend in teen marriages which is on the decline, according
to the National Statistics Office (NSO), will be highlighted by the
United Nations Population Fund and Plan Philippines as they join
forces for the first ever observance of the International Day of the
Girl Child on Thursday October 11.
In a joint press statement
sent to the Philippine Information Agency by Plan Philippines in
Eastern Visayas Totch dela Cruz, it was learned that in 2010, live
births by teenage mothers registered with the NSO were 207,898,
compared with 126,025 in 2000. On the other hand, teenage marriages
registered with the agency shows a slow but steady decline from 14.8
per cent in 2000 to 13 per cent in 2010.
The 2011 Family Health
Survey also revealed that while childbirth is slowly decreasing among
women in the older age groups, it is increasing among girls 15 to 19
years old, from 39 per 1,000 live births in 2006 to 54 in 2011, across
all regions in the Philippines. Researchers have shown that the lack
of comprehensive sexuality education and limited access to
adolescent-friendly reproductive health services are key reasons for
high incidence of teen pregnancies.
“Teenage pregnancy is
becoming an epidemic. And this is why I continue to say we are failing
our young people. We all know that a young girl, pregnant in her
teenage years faces a lot of risks. Her body is not yet fully
developed and ready to carry a child. It puts her at risk of
complications, even death,” said Ugochi Daniels, UNFPA Country
“Teenage pregnancy robs a
girl child of her right to enjoy a full life. It often pushes her to
give up her childhood and forces her to be a mother, even though she
is just a child herself. It is not a choice she makes for herself, it
is a consequence she has to live with out of lack of information and
options,” she added.
If no one takes action,
Daniels said, the cycle will go on and ultimately contribute to the
long standing issue of poverty that affects most young Filipinos.
For her part, Plan
International Country Director Carin van der Hor underscored that, “As
a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the
Child, the Philippine government has an obligation to provide the
means for the fulfillment of the rights of the child. This includes
giving age-appropriate sexuality and reproductive health education.”
On October 11, UNFPA and
Plan International will hold a day of wellness and health information
activities for public high school students and out of school
adolescents in Juan Sumulong High School in Quezon City, with the
support of the Department of Health (DOH), Youth Peer Educators
Network-Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (Y-PEER-FPOP),
Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), and Lunduyan Foundation.
Adolescents participating in
the activities will have the opportunity to consult with doctors
regarding health concerns and participate in health information
sessions led by youth peer educators. The sessions aim to equip them
with knowledge and life skills to prevent teenage pregnancy.
The day will be capped by
“Usapang Kabataan” (teen talk), a forum that will tackle teen
pregnancy with the school community, to be facilitated by TV
personality Boy Abunda, who is also a celebrity advocate for UNFPA and
UNFPA has also partnered
with NISA Ul Haqq Fi Bangsamoro, a non-government organization, to
maximize the observance to bring attention to the harmful tradition of
child marriage. The NGO will conduct this through alliance-building
activities for the repeal of discriminatory provisions in the Code of
Muslim Personal Laws which allow Muslim girls to be married as early
as nine years old or when she has reached puberty.
Plan International is
likewise actively engaged in the issue of child marriage. Plan
Philippines forms part of a nine-country initiative to prevent child
marriage in Asia.
The UN General Assembly
adopted Resolution 66/170 on December 19, 2011, declaring October 11
as International Day of the Girl Child as a way to recognize the human
rights of girls and the challenges they face around the world. At the
global level, the first observance this year will focus on child
marriage, a fundamental human rights violation that impacts all
aspects of a girl's life.
drive nabs 2 minors for marijuana possession
By RPCRD, Police Regional
October 10, 2012
CAMP SEC. RUPERTO K.
KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office 8
(PRO8) expressed concern that more minors are engaged in illegal drug
activities as “user” or are being utilized by drug groups in their
illegal activities amid proposals to lower the age of criminal
offenders that can be sent to jail and prosecuted in the country.
“Minors should not be
involved in the illegal drugs trade either as user or pusher. We must
put a stop to this activity by intensifying our anti-illegal drugs
drive targeting pushers and peddlers.”, Police Chief Superintendent
Elmer Ragadio Soria said. “It is sad to note that instead of going to
school, these minors are involved in the illegal drugs trade”, the
Police Regional Director added while assuring the public that PRO8 is
doing its best to stop this kind of illegal activity.
This developed as police
arrested a 15-year old and a 17-year old boy in Naval, Biliran for
carrying sachets of dried marijuana leaves.
Naval policemen headed by
PO1 Christian Paminiano caught these minors at Vicentillo, Brgy
Rosario of said town while conducting beat patrol operations in the
early morning of October 4. Names of the boys, a high school student
and an out-of-school youth were withheld being minors.
The police suspected that
the 3 sachets of dried marijuana leaves would either be consumed or
sold by the minors.
The items were immediately
brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory 8 for qualitative and quantitative
examination while MSWD of Naval took custody of the minor suspects.
Soria lamented that there
has been a total of 972 minors arrested in the country since 2003 for
violating Republic Act 9165, known as the Comprehensive Dangerous
Drugs Act of 2002, wherein 34 percent of those arrested minors were
utilized by drug syndicates as pushers.
“Drug syndicates take
advantage of Section 6 of RA 9344 otherwise known as the Juvenile
Justice and Welfare Act of 2006. The law exempts minors or children 15
years old and below, from criminal liability and so, those arrested
for involvement in illegal drug activities were eventually turned over
to the Department of Social Welfare and Development”, Soria said.
In the case of the arrested
17-year old boy, Soria said that although he is a minor, he can be
criminally liable under Republic Act 9344 if the court finds that he
acted with discernment in violating the anti-drug law.
The Regional Director added
that while there are no reports reaching his office on the utilization
of minors as drug carriers, he had directed the Anti-Illegal Drugs
Special Operations Task Force of different police offices under his
command to validate said possibility, aside from conducting
intensified anti illegal drugs operations.
Meanwhile, elements of PRO8
carried out two consecutive entrapment operations in the different
provinces of the region.
Also in Naval, Biliran, at
Abad St. Brgy SMO Rosario, one Rey Matugas Rabasto, 31, married,
dispatcher and a resident of Sitio Bliss, Brgy Calumpang, Naval,
Biliran was arrested by joint elements of Biliran PPO PAIDSOFT led by
Police Chief Inspector Roderico Lepasana, Naval Police Station and
PDEA-8 during a buy-bust operation.
Confiscated from the suspect
were P1,000.00 bill with SN ED003651, marked money and 2 pieces small
heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline
substance suspected to be “shabu”.
Another entrapment operation
in Brgy Doos Del Sur, Hindang, Leyte led to the arrest of one
Miguelito Ballener y Betonio, 34 yrs old, married after he sold a
sachet of shabu to a police undercover officer.
Confiscated from his
possession were a piece of heat sealed sachet containing white
crystalline substance suspected as “shabu”, P500.00 bill marked money
with serial number CG203388 and P2,000.00 cash money in different
denominations believed to be proceeds from his illegal activities.
Suspect was brought to
Hindang Police Station for proper disposition while the confiscated
“shabu” were submitted to Regional Crime Laboratory 8 for examination.
The conduct of inventory and photograph of evidences were witnessed by
Brgy. Chairman Esteban Alias of Doos, Del Sur and Brgy Chairman
Tazonie Garcia of Doos Del Norte, ABC President of Hindang, Leyte.
Appropriate drug charges
were filed against the suspects, PCSupt Soria said.