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PNP sustains drive vs illegal activities in Region 8

Tacloban City (May 24) -- In line with its mission, the Philippine National Police in Region 8 continues to enforce the law, to prevent and control crimes, to maintain peace and order, and to ensure public safety and internal security with the active support of the community.

PNP 8 Director Rey Lanada said that one of the functions of the PNP is to enforce all laws and ordinances relative to the protection of lives and properties, thus, on or about 3:00 o?clock in the afternoon of May 21, personnel of the Santo Nino Municipal Police Station in Santo Nino, Samar, apprehended one fishing boat for illegal fishing.

The fishing boat which was owned by Rosa Albuera of Barangay Balete, San Isidro, Northern Samar, piloted by a certain Eddie Tiquillo as master fisherman with Tata Tiquillo as chief mechanic and 14 crew members, was illegally fishing at the estimated distance of 1.5 kilometers away from the shoreline of Barangay Corcawayan of Santo Nino, Samar.

The said boat was released after paying the corresponding penalty of P10,000 imposed by the municipality of Santo Nino.

Two shooting incidents were reported to the PNP Regional Office, one in Calbayog City on May 21, and another at Tarangnan, Samar on May 19.

Three unidentified armed men riding in tandem aboard a single motorcycle shot twice Jim Casino, 41 years old, married and a resident of Purok 6, Barangay Trinidad, Calbayog City while riding his red Honda XRM motorcycle at the vicinity of Purok 15, San Policarpo, Calbayog City.

The victim who was hit in the different parts of his body by a caliber.45 pistol, was rushed to the Calbayog Sanitarium and St. Camilus Hospital but unfortunately expired.

Recovered from the crime scene was one (1) empty shell for caliber.45 pistol and one (1) bull cap marked Motive is now the subject of investigation by the Calbayog City Police.

On the other hand, responding to the call from Tarangnan Vice Mayor Danilo Tan about a shooting incident, the elements of the Tarangnan Police Station proceeded to Barangay Palencia, Tarangnan on or about 12:30 in the evening of May 19.

Initial investigation conducted by the police showed that the victim, Lolito Cerdeņa was rushed to Samar Provincial Hospital for medical treatment due to the injury sustained.

The suspect, Urbano Mabini, married, 62 yrs old and a resident of Brgy Palencia, Tarangnan, Samar was arrested by the Brgy Officials and confiscated from his possession and control one (1) firearm magnum 357 revolver marked smith and Wesson loaded with four (4) live ammos and two (2) empty shells.

The suspect is now detained and a case for violation of R.A 8294 in relation Nr 8714 was already filed by the Tarangnan MPS against the culprit docketed under NPS Nr. VIII-09-INQ-10E-00023. The police report stated Personal Grudged as the motive of the case.

Meanwhile, a case of attempted murder was filed before the Provincial Prosecutors Office in Catbalogan City, against Miguel Allego, of legal age, married, Brgy Councilor of Brgy San Jose, Daram, Samar.

Allegedly, on or about 11:00 o?clock in the morning of April 26, said suspect, armed with a caliber.45 pistol entered the house of Rolly Boy Montilla, 22years old, single, at Barangay San Jose, Daram, Samar, and pointed his gun to the victim and subsequently pulled the trigger but said fire arm failed to fire.

The suspect struck the victim with the firearm but the victim managed to disarm the suspect who fled away. Said firearm bearing SN 737248 and which was loaded with 6 live ammos, was turned over to the responding PNP/AFP elements. (PIA 8) [top]

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