• Court grants bail to South Cotabato mayor


    COTABATO CITY: A Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge has granted P380,000 bail for Mayor Albert Palencia of Banga, South Cotabato who has been detained for illegal possession of explosives and ammunition after his house was raided by anti-narcotics operatives last November 2. The Regional Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Force, headed by Supt. Maximo Sebastian, raided Palencia’s residence and found four bullets for caliber 380 and a rifle grenade at his piggery. Palencia has resumed his function at Banga mayor’s office. Meanwhile, Judge Lorenzo Balo of RTC Branch 26 has set Palencia’s arraignment for January 23, 2017.


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