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Bike-riding gunmen kill Philippine mayor in second murder in two days

MANILA — Motorcycle-borne gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a mayor in a town north of the Philippine capital, the second such killing of an official in two days, police said. Ferdinand Bote, 57, became the 12th elected local official murdered since President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a deadly anti-narcotics campaign after coming to power two years ago, […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonJul 4th, 2018

Daraga mayor is Batocabe slay mastermind

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday named Daraga, Albay incumbent mayor Carlwyn Baldo as the ‘mastermind’ in the killing of AKO Bicol Partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe. Baldo hired seven people to kill Batocabe for a fee of P5 million, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said in a press briefing. The gunmen are former […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

No impunity

The Philippine National Police (PNP) deems the July 3, 2018 assassination of Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote solved after the arrest of two suspected gunmen that led to the unmasking of the supposed brains behind the daring daylight murder. Police investigators point to contractor Christian Saquilabon as the mastermind and the P96-million construction […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Gunmen kill fourth Philippine local official in a week

MANILA — Two motorcycle-borne gunmen on Wednesday killed the vice mayor of a southern Philippine town, the fourth local official assassinated in a week, including one President Rodrigo Duterte said may have had links to illegal drugs. The attack took to 16 the number of mayors and vice mayors killed since Duterte unleashed his deadly anti-narcotics […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

RIT gunmen kill MC rider

SAN Isidro, Nueva Ecija -- Unidentified motorcycle-riding men shot dead a 47-year-old driver on his way home here last Wednesday. Killed was Fernando Martinez Jr., of P. Carmen St., Bgy. Poblacion, this town. Police said the murder incident was pulled off in Anita’s Subd. along Gov. Joson Provincial Road in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Gunmen kill activist-priest, 72, in Nueva Ecija

Published: 8:09 a.m., Dec. 5, 2017 | Updated: 1:27 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017 The Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija province, on Tuesday condemned the murder of a retired Catholic priest who had served the diocese for 32 years. Fr. Marcelito "Tito" Paez, 72, was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen as he was driving through Sitio Sangalang at Barangay Lambakin in Jaen town on Monday night. San Jose Bishop Roberto Mallari said Paez managed to stop his car and talk to the gunmen after being shot. Mallari said Paez rolled down his car window and told the gunmen, "I'm a priest, I'm a priest." The gunmen sped off and Paez pulled to the roadside, Mallari said. Paez died while he was b...Keep on reading: Gunmen kill activist-priest, 72, in Nueva Ecija.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Bike-riding gunmen kill 2 in Quezon

MANILA, Philippines — Two persons were killed in a gun attack by motorcycle-riding men in Quezon on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Mindanao mayor, BIFF-ISIS said planning to kill Duterte, Bato

A mayor in Mindanao is reportedly planning with the Philippine chapter of terrorist groups BIFF and ISIS to murder President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

Batocabe’s widow to seek Daraga mayoral post

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines - Gertrudes "Gertie" Batocabe, widow of slain Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, announced on Friday that she will substitute as National Unity Party's candidate for Daraga, albay mayor in the May midterm elections. The announcement was made a day after a meeting with President Duterte at Malacaang and forty-two days after her husband and his police escort SPO2 Orlando Diaz were slain by gunmen while leaving a gift-giving activity in Daraga. "As early as the moment my father died, people were already clamuring for my mother to pick up the fight," said lawyerJustin Batocabe, son of the slain lawmaker. "Even when the President visited ... during ou...Keep on reading: Batocabe’s widow to seek Daraga mayoral post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Mayor Baldo to Duterte: ‘I need help’

MANILA, Philippines --- Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo has asked President Rodrigo Duterte for help after being tagged as the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe. "Mensahe ko po kay Mr. President, Humihingi po ako ng tulong sa patas at hustisya... na kung ano man po ang mga inaakusahan sa akin haharapin ko po ito ng buong buo," Baldo said in a press conference on Friday. Baldo was also identified as the alleged brains behind the killing of Daraga's ex-mayor Gerry Jaucian. This was revealed by Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, director of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG), who cited the testimony of...Keep on reading: Mayor Baldo to Duterte: ‘I need help’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

CIDG files admin cases vs Daraga mayor over Batocabe slay

The Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) filed criminal and administrative complaints against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo in relation to the murder of Rep. Rodel Batocabe (Ako Bicol Party-list)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

LOOK: PNP releases mugshots of 6 Batocabe slay suspects

    MANILA, Philippines --- The Bicol Region police released on Monday the mugshots of the six suspects in the murder of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO2 Orlando Diaz. The Philippine National Police (PNP) said testimonies of the suspects have pointed to Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo as the brains behind the killing. Police said the suspects were all confidential staff of the Office of the Municipal Mayor of Daraga, Albay under fictitious names and were receiving P7,000 a month. READ: PNP: Daraga mayor is Batocabe slay 'mastermind' Baldo, meanwhile, has denied plotting the murder of Batocabe, who was challenging him in the mayoral post ...Keep on reading: LOOK: PNP releases mugshots of 6 Batocabe slay suspects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

CIDG: ‘Carlwyn Baldo also planned to kill former mayor’

Aside from allegedly ordering the murder of Ako Bicol party-list representative Rodel Batocabe last month in Daraga, Albay, Carlwyn Baldo when he was vice mayor also wanted to kill mayor Gerry Jaucian in May last year so he could assume the top post in the town, an intelligence officer claimed yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Baldo also planned to kill former Daraga mayor – PNP

MANILA, Philippines – Citing their "key witness" in the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Monday, January 7 that Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo also had plans to assassinate his predecessor. "That is cited in the statement of witnesses. Pinlano rin ni ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Cotabato City schools asked to fly flags at half-mast for mall blast victims

The mayor of Cotabato City on Sunday asked school officials to raise the Philippine flag in campuses at half-mast for five days in sympathy with the victims of the December 31 bombing in a shopping mall in the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Schools to fly flag at half-mast for mall blast victims

COTABATO CITY --- Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi has asked public and private schools in this city to fly the Philippine flag at half-mast for five days starting Jan. 7 for the victims of the New Year Eve's bombing at South Seas Mall that left two dead and 34 injured. In a statement, Sayadi said the move would honor Jonathan Tasic Torribiano and Mariam Kali, who died in the blast, and to show solidarity with the 34 others who were hurt. The flag in front of the city hall will fly half-mast from Monday to Friday, she said. Torribiano and Kali succumbed to injuries following the 1:50 p.m. blast on Dec. 31 in front of the baggage area of South Seas Mall. Another improvised expl...Keep on reading: Schools to fly flag at half-mast for mall blast victims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

2nd gunman in Batocabe slay yields in Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY -- The second gunman in the killing of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe in Daraga town in Albay province on Dec. 22 surrendered to the police in Masbate province Saturday morning. Rolando Nonsol Arimado, 50, a former member of Philippine Army's Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu), surrendered in Barangay (village) Nursery in Masbate City around 7 a.m., a police report said. Arimado is one of the six suspects in the murder of Batocabe and his police aide SPO2 Orlando Diaz. The lawmaker and Diaz were gunned down in a Christmas event last year. Batocabe was running for mayor of Daraga in the coming May elections when he was murdered. Arimado, according to the...Keep on reading: 2nd gunman in Batocabe slay yields in Masbate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

PNP: Daraga mayor is Rodel Batocabe slay brains

The Philippine National Police yesterday tagged Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga, Albay as the mastermind in the murder of Ako Bicol party-list representative Rodel Batocabe last Dec. 22......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Mayor faces raps for Batocabe slay

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday filed murder and frustrated murder charges against Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, who was tagged as the mastermind in the assassination of AKO…READ The post Mayor faces raps for Batocabe slay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Mayor faces raps for Batocabe slay | The Manila Times Online

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday filed murder and frustrated murder charges against Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, who was tagged as the mastermind in the assassination of AKOREAD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

DILG chief commends PNP for swiftly solving Batocabe slay

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao has commended the Philippine National Police (PNP) for solving "in record time" the killing of AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO2 Orlando Diaz. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde announced on Thursday that investigation pinpointed to Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga, Albay as the mastermind of the murder. "We commend the Philippine National Police led by Police Director General Oscar Albayalde, Police Regional Office 5, PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the PNP Intelligence Group for solving the case of the killing of Congressman Rodel Batocabe in record time and for identifying ...Keep on reading: DILG chief commends PNP for swiftly solving Batocabe slay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019