• Farmer has P140,000 price tag on his head

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    CAMP BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet: A notorious gang leader involved in a series of hold-up and robbery in Cordillera region and nearby Nueva Vizcaya province was arrested in his hideout in Cenral Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet on Thursday morning.

    Police Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong, Regional Director of the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-Cor), identified the arrested as leader of the “Loloy” Group, Lorenzo Binay-an Laoyan alias “Loloy,” 39, farmer of Tinoc, Ifugao.

    He carries a monetary reward of P140,000 cash reward for his arrest as prescribed under Department of the Interior and Local Government memorandum circular 2010-54. Laoyan was nabbed by joint elements of the Ifugao PPO and the Benguet PPO on June 13 at his hideout at No. FC 349 Central Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet. He was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Danilo Camacho, of the Regional Trial Court Branch 62 in La Trinidad, Benguet for the crime of murder.

    “The group was responsible in the series of robbery hold-up along Halsema Highway in 2007 where a victim was shot to death at close range after their vehicle was held up in Cagam-is, Madaymen, Kibungan, Benguet,” Magalong disclosed.

    On the other hand, records show that from January to May, PRO-Cor has accounted 522 wanted persons of which 80 are listed as “most wanted” and 442 are other wanted persons. They were all arrested by virtue of warrants of arrest issued by different courts for various crimes.

    Thom F. Picaña

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