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Escalante City

2 Suspects Charged for Possession of Grenade, Firearm in Escalante City

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Police filed charges of illegal possession of grenade and firearm against two suspects subdued by police and Army soldiers in a brief chase Saturday afternoon.

Police and army soldiers responded to a shooting incident involving two groups about 5:35 PM Saturday in front of Dr. Vicente Gustilo Memorial District Hospital in Sitio Bug-as, Brgy. Balintawak, Escalante City.

Supt. Leo Batiles, Escalante City police chief identified the suspects as Segundino Pescador De Oro, Jr., 35 and Jhoniel Española, 28, both of Brgy. Langub in the city.

Chief Tanod Shot Dead; Guns Seized in Escalante Raid

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Police probers are in pursuit of the five suspects reportedly involved in the shooting to death of a chief tanod, Sunday morning in Cauyan town; while several firearms and ammunitions were seized in Escalante City following a raid in one of its villages.

Alfonso Dulla, 75, of Purok 2, Brgy. Basak in Cauayan and chief tanod of the barangay was shot and stabbed by five unidentified persons about 6AM, Sunday.

Escalante Police Hunts Two Suspects in Ex-Village Head Slay

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Police investigators of Escalante City are in pursuit of the two suspects involved in the shooting to death of a former barangay captain in Brgy. Dian-ay in the City, Saturday evening.

PO3 Jojit Ruiz, investigator-on-case reported that Romy Romo Sr., 47, of Purok Bagong Lipunan, Brgy. Dian-ay was shot while having dinner inside their store just in front of their house by two unidentified assailants.

Encounter: Rebel Killed, Army Officer Wounded

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ESCALANTE CITY- An alleged member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed and his companion was injured, while Army Lieutenant John Rey Espinosa was wounded in the head during a clash between government troops and rebels in Sitio Madtrak, Brgy. Dian-ay, Escalante City about 4:20 AM yesterday.

Actually, that area is the boundary of Brgy. Magticol, Toboso and Brgy. Dian-ay, Escalante City, Lt. Col. Rommel Cordova, 62nd Infantry Battalion based in Brgy. Bato, Sagay City said.

Cover-up in Missing P2-M in Escalante?

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After 18 days, police have yet to file charges against suspects in the missing P2-M in cash and checks stolen from Escalante City cashier’s office vault last July 13.

Supt. Leo Batiles, City Police chief, has assured that in five days after the incident robbery charges will be filed against the suspect. Maybe knowing that the case is an inside job and someone will be pinned down to the crime.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is now taking the investigation.


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