Bicol cops nab 8 wanted men

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — While maintaining peace and safety for Holy Week vacationers in Bicol, various units of the Philippine National Police in Bicol have arrested eight persons wanted for various crimes, a police report said Sunday.

At 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, personnel of the Libon Municipal Police Station (MPS) handcuffed Gina R. Adivino at Barangay Zone 4, Libon, Albay by virtue of a warrant of arrest (WOA) issued by Judge Annielyn B. Medes-Cabelis of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 12, Ligao City for 21 cases of illegal exaction with a recommended bail of PHP16,000 for each case.

In Barangay Kinale, Polangui, Albay, elements of Libon MPS led by PO3 Jose R. Ablan II cornered Norman B. Pecundo at 11:20 a.m. on the same day by virtue of a WOA issued by Judge Ignacio C. Barcellano Jr. of RTC Br. 13, Ligao City for 11 cases of illegal exaction with a recommended bail of PHP16,000 for each case.

Another group of Libon MPS men led by Senior Insp. Renato B. Ibarondo arrested Simeon B. Seva at Barangay Sagrada, Libon, Albay.

Ibarondo’s team was armed with WOA issued by Judge Blancaflor V. Joven-Salgado of MCTC Polangui-Libon-Oas, Polangui, Albay for violation of PD 449 in relation to Section 1 (a) (1) of PD 1602 with a bail of PHP10,000.

Wanted for violation of PD 1602, Gilbert C. Cantilo was served a WOA issued by Judge Samuel Buendia of MCTC Tiwi-Malinao, Tiwi, Albay by Tiwi MPS officers led by Chief Insp. Dennis B. Balla, town police chief, at Barangay Tigbi, Tiwi.

Jason M. Malbas was found on Wednesday by apprehending operatives of Pilar MPS led by Chief Insp. Salvador R. Retuerma II, police chief, at Barangay Sta. Fe, Pilar, Sorsogon.

Retuerma’s team was armed with a WOA issued by Judge Arnel P. Cezar, presiding judge of MTC Pilar for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide with a bail of PHP30,000.

Chief Insp. Ireneo P. Bernales led the police team that served a WOA to Don Don C. Gumba at the Naga City District Jail, at Barangay Del Rosario, Naga City who was wanted for direct assault and ordered arrested by Nona Oliva-Beltran, presiding judge of MTCC Branch 1, 5th Judicial Region, Naga City.

On order of Judge Erwin Virgilio P. Ferrer of RTC Branch 20, 5th Judicial Region, Naga City, police collared Alvino S. Sarcon at Barangay Dayangdang, Naga City for qualified seduction with no bail recommended.

For murder, joint operatives of five law enforcement units arrested Jose M. Agudo at Barangay Sta. Rita, Del Gallego, Camarines Sur.

No bail was recommended by Judge Daniel C. Joven who issued the WOA. PNA/