Bicol newsman’s killer faces homicide, not murder raps

November 14, 2018
CAMP Simeon Ola, Legazpi City -- The suspect in the killing of Philippine Star Bicol correspondent Celso Amo, 66, identified as Adam Johnson M. Abañez, 33, of Dao, Pilar, Sorsogon, has been charged with homicide instead of murder after a vital witness failed to give his testimony before an inquest proceeding at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Legazpi City, the Daraga police reported on Tuesday.

2 gangmen no match to cops

November 14, 2018
POLANGUI, Albay -- Two members of the notorious “Gilbert Concepcion Group” were killed in a gun-battle with members of the local police along Maharlika Highway in Bgy. Ogadiw, here, shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Bombs found in CamSur town

November 05, 2018
SAGÑAY, Camarines Sur -- Rebel explosives and detonating wires consisting of three rifle grenades, MK hand grenades, an improvised explosive device (IED) and wire cables (18 meters long) were uncovered by personnel of the Sagñay MPS, some 15 meters away from a roadside in Sitio Pulang Daga, Bgy. Turague, here.

Tallado back as CamNor gov

November 02, 2018
DAET, Camarines Norte -- Previously dismissed Gov. Edgardo “Egay” Tallado formally took his oath of office before Daet Regional Trial Court (RTC) Executive Judge Evan D. Dizon on Oct. 30, 2-18, after lawyer Zalman Uddin, a legal officer of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional office in Legazpi City served Tallado’s reinstatement order a day earlier.

4 busted for drugs on All Saints Day

November 02, 2018
NAGA City -- As thousands of city residents trekked to local cemeteries on Thursday, four suspected drug dealers, including primary target Homer Sumayao, 38, was nabbed by the drug enforcement unit, along with three others in Zone 3, Bgy. Mabulo. The suspects yielded 25 grams (“bulto”) and three plastic sachets of shabu with a street value of P100,000.

Albay resident electrocuted

November 02, 2018
DARAGA, Albay -- A foreman of JM Olbes Hardware Warehouse Construction site, identified as Santiago Barado Apin, 44, of Estanza, Legazpi City, could face criminal charges for isntalling electricity in a security perimeter fence at the construction site in Purok 1, Bgy. Bañag, which electrocuted Nor-berto Azores Jacob, 35.

Ex-Bula mayor nabbed for graft

October 29, 2018
PILI, Camarines Sur -- Former Bula town Mayor Benjamin Decena, 70, one of the longest serving chief executives of the town, was arrested by police operatives in Bgy. San Agustin, here, on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by the Sandiganbayan 5th Division of Quezon City.

Army officer dies in clash with Reds in CamSur

October 25, 2018
BATO, Camarines Sur -- As President Rodrigo Duterte visited the wake of three policemen killed in an ambush at the Bicol Natural Park in Napoligan, Lupi, troops from the Bravo Company, Army 83rd Infantry Battalion encountered anew communist rebels in hinterland Bgy. Manga, here, the Army’s 9th Infantry Division (ID) based in Pili town reported on Wednesday.

Ex-CamSur mayor dies, vice mayor hurt in mishap

October 22, 2018
MILAOR, Camarines Sur -- At yesterday’s flag-raising ceremony, town Administrator Benny Albao announced before the ranks and file employees the death of their former Mayor Andres “Andre” Hidalgo and the serious injuries to incumbent Vice Mayor Senen Bermas in a vehicular accident in Ragay town.