Former San Antonio
councilor arrested for
A former Sangguniang Bayan
member of San Antonio was arrested last
October 27 in Barangay San Mariano after
a local court issued a warrant of arrest
against him for malversation.
Supt, Marlon Cudal, town
police chief, identified the former
councilor as Raymundo Yabot, 70, of
Purok 2, Barangay Papaya.
He served during the time
of former Mayor Antonio Lustre who lost
to Mayor Arvin Salonga in the 2016
The warrant for
malversation was issued by Judge Celso
Baguio of the Gapan City Regional Trial
Court Branch 34 under Case No. 21777-17.
Cudal said Yabot was
detained at the local police after
failing to pay the P40,000 bail
recommended by the court for his
temporary liberty. ###
Fake Interpol agent, 2
cohorts nabbed for guns, ammo in
A man claiming to be a
member of the International Police
(Interpol) and two of his cohorts were
nabbed after a search of his house in
Palayan City yielded several firearms
Sr. Supt. Eliseo Tanding,
provincial police director, identified
those arrested as Jessie de Guzman,
Rustico de Guzman and Bryan Cabanlong,
all of Hilltop, Barangay Marcos Village.
They were arrested by
members of the Nueva Ecija Criminal
Investigation and Detection Group, the
Provincial Public Safety Company
and the City police after implementing a
search warrant for violation of the
Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition
Regulation Act issued by Executive Judge
Ana Marie Joson-Viterbo of the
Cabanatuan City 3rd Judicial Region.
Jessie de Guzman had been
tagged as the leader of a criminal group
involved in swindling activities and
also accused of usurpation of authority
for posing as an Interpol member.
Seized during the raid were
an M-16 Baby Armalite with long and
short magazines and 49 bullets, 37
bullets for caliber 9mm, a badge, an
Interpol identification card, a homemade
12-gauge shotgun with magazine and five
bullets, and two magazines for M-16 with
38 bullets. ###
Cabanatuan store yields
480 cases of untaxed cigarettes
A raid conducted by the
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
on a store in Cabanatuan City resulted
in the confiscation of 480 cases of
illegally traded cigarettes.
A report to Finance
Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the raid
was done on Collette's PX Store and its
warehouse. Both were ordered closed
based on Section 172 of the National
Internal Revenue Code.
The raid uncovered the
illicit cigarettes with brands "Two
Moon", “RGD,” “Black Bat,” and “Twin
Star,” among others.
discovered that the store had been
selling cigarettes without BIR tax
caretaker shot dead
caretaker was shot dead by two
motorcycle--riding suspects who
pretended to be customers wanting to buy
agricultural equipment in Palayan City
last October 28.
was identified as Arante Gonzales, 30,
caretaker of Ricnor Farms in Barangay
showed that at 5:10 P.M., the suspects
asked for the price of a rice grain
cleaner before one of them shot Gonzales
in the body and leg causing him to fall
then approached the victim and shot
him in the head before the
suspects fled towards the city proper.
The victim's wife Baby Jane, witnessed
and dragnet operations failed to catch
man drowns in Licab
50-year-old widower who went to drink
with friends was found dead in a river
Duldulao, town police chief, identified
the victim as Juanito Reofrir of Purok
2, Barangay Tabing Ilog, Licab.
He said the
incident happened in Barangay Caingin,
was found dead, apparently from
drowning, and retrieved from the river
by his barangay mates.
It was found
that the victim had visited his friends
the previous nigh and failed to return
relatives refused to have the body
files case vs. Korean for not
returning borrowed vehicle
A Cabanatuan City
businessman asked for the help of the
police last October 19 after his Korean
neighbor failed to return his Ford
Everest sports utility vehicle entrusted
to the foreigner last September.
Sr. Supt. Eliso Tanding,
newly appointed provincial police chief,
identified the complainant as Raymond
Valeriano, 30, of Avida Residences,
Barangay Santa Arcadia.
Valeriano said that on
September 27, he entrusted his black
SUV, under mortgage with My Bank Phils.,
Inc., to Chai Myung-Su, 45, a Korean
transient resident of Avida, who
failed to return it since.
Tanding said he had
directed his men to investigate the
Fake STL bet collector
nabbed in Pantabangan
An alleged fake Small Town
Lotttery (STL) bet collector was
arrested in an anti-illegal gambling
operation in Pantabangan last October
The suspect was identified
as Mary Jane Trinidad, 22, of Sitio
Bayabas, Barangay East Poblacion.
Sr. Insp. Melchor Pereja,
Pantabangan police chief, said Trinidad
was nabbed while collecting STL bets in
the barangay at about 12:35 P.M.
The operation was launched
after CTG Prime Ventures, Inc., the
provincial STL franchise holder,
confirmed the suspect was not in the
list of its employees, collectors or
Seized from the suspect
were illegal gambling paraphernalia and
P108 worth of bets. ###
Unruly American arrested
An American citizen was
arrested in Talavera for allegedly
verbally assaulting a barangay kagawad
who tried to pacify him.
Sr. Supt. Eliseo Tanding,
provincial police director, identified
the American as Daniel Herrick, 37, an
online teacher, of Barangay Marcos.
The suspect was brought to
the police by barangay officials after
he was accused of creating trouble in
The American was becoming
unruly when Felipe Reyes, a barangay
kagawad, tried to pacify him.
The suspect ignored the
barangay kagawad and even yelled at him
to stop talking, followed by an
brother-in-law, Edgar Allan Intal, tried
to mediate but the suspect punched him
in the face.
Tanding said the suspect is
facing charges of direct assault and
slander by deed at the Provincial
Prosecutor's Office. ###
Pick-up, tricycle, 2
motorcycles stolen in Ecija
A pick-up truck, a tricycle
and two motorcycles were stolen in
separate places in Nueva Ecija last
In Barangay Daan
Sarile, Cabanatuan City, a blue-gray
Nissan pick-up truck registered
under Leonardo Hililio was carnapped at
2:30 A.M. while it was parked unattended
along the highway, allegedly by Francis
Baccay 25, of 20 Manila East Road,
The incident was reported
to the police by the owner's son-in-law,
Robert Glenn Gillego of Purok Highway,
Barangay Daan Sarile.
The suspect was arrested
along Maharlika Highway in
Barangay San Juan ACCFA at 3:40
A.M. and the vehicle was recovered.
In San Jose City, a
tricycle belonging to Manuel Reyes, 48,
of Zone 4, Villa Ramos, Barangay Abar
1st was stolen while parked in the
compound of his driver in Barangay Santo
Tomas at 7:00 A.M.
In Gapan City, a Yamaha Mio
Sporty motorcycle driven by Ariel
Garcia, 37, company driver, of Heroes
del 96, Caloocan City, was parked in
front of the rented apartment of his
friend Marilou Ravela at Camino Drive,
Barangay San Nicolas at 1:45 A.M. It was
found missing the following morning.
In the Science City of
Muñoz, the brand-new Suzuki Raider
motorcycle of Jayson Gelacio, 23, of
Barangay Tampak II, Guimba was stolen.
A CCTV footage showed that
the lone suspect arrived aboard a
tricycle. He climbed the fence to enter
the yard, then destroyed the front gate
padlock before taking out the
motorcycle, leaving behind the tricycle
he had used. It was later found out that
the tricycle had been stolen in San Jose
4 rob Zaragoza gas
Four armed car-riding men
robbed a gas station in Zaragoza before
dawn last October 24, carting way
P28,366 in cash and lubricants.
Victimized was the XTR
Gasoline Station in Barangay
Carmen, owned by Ana Beatriz Magbitang
of Burol, Balagtas, Bulacan.
Two pump attendants --
Robin Natiro, 44, and Wilmer Moro, 30 --
reported the robbery to the police.
The suspects aboard a black
car stopped in front of the cashier's
booth and pretended to be customers.
Natiro approached the
vehicle but four of the passengers with
long and short firearms got down and
declared a hold-up.
The suspects ordered the
two gasoline boys to stay in the
cashier's booth before they took way the
money and lubricants.
Before escaping towards La
Paz, Tarlac, a suspect fired at the
cashier's booth, hitting the concrete
Police are conducting their
investigation with the help of the gas
station's CCTV footage. ###