• POLICE nab 10 in slay tryvs village chief, seize 3 firearms


    LEGAZPI CITY: Police arrested 10 persons who tried to liquidate a barangay (village) captain who, in turn, cheated death after the gun of the man assigned to shoot him failed at on Friday at Barangay Cangcahorao, Baleno, Masbate. Village chief Jovinel Bello immediately sped towards a patrolling team from the Baleno Municipal Police Station and Municipal Police Public Safety Company. The law enforcers cornered Ruel Bello, Rico Bello, Charlie Bello, Joshua Laurio, Dionesio Bunan, Antonio Pusing, Archie Bunan, Richard Gavina, Allan Cortes, and Ronilo de la Cruz, — all residents of the village. Based on the report of the Baleno MPS to Camp Gen. Simeon A. Ola here, the local police were travelling in a mobile patrol when they chanced upon the running victim who told them that one of the suspects shot him but the gun conked out. The police also seized an M16 baby Armalite, a .45-caliber pistol, a shotgun, ammunition and five bladed weapons from the suspects who are being investigated to determine their affiliation to a private armed group.


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