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Arrested Daraga Mayor Baldo rushed to hospital


By Joey Natividad

DARAGA, Albay Province – Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of this town, who was arrested for illegal possession of firearms, and believed as the alleged mastermind for the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe, was rushed to the hospital late night Tuesday, January 22.

Police say Mayor Baldo ‘hyperventilated’ inside his detention cell in Albay.

According to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Bicol chief Senior Superintendent Arnold Ardiente, Baldo suffered an asthma attack at around 11:30 pm on Tuesday, just hours after he was arrested.

Police arrested Baldo for illegal possession of firearms, but criminal raps against him as the alleged mastermind in the killing of Representative Batocabe and his police-escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz, on December 22, 2018 were not yet filed pending the gathering of evidence against him despite of the surrender of alleged hitmen under his watch.

CIDG operatives, during the search in his residence Tuesday afternoon, seized two caliber .45 pistols, grenade launcher ammunition, M16 armalite and an undetermined number of other firearms and ammunition.

The two search warrants were signed by Executive Judge Elmer Lanuzo of the Legazpi City RTC and Judge Maria Theresa G. San Juan-Loquillano of RTC Branch 42.

Search Warrant no. EML-19-79, signed by RTC Legazpi Executive Judge Elmer M. Lanuzo on January 19 is for alleged violation by Mayor Baldo of Republic Act No. 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Seized during the search are:

– Caliber 45 pistol with TM Colt MK IV with SN 924173.
– 1 Cal 45 Pistol with TM Govt Model Colt with SN 517381 loaded with one live ammo)
– 1 magazine assy for Uzi Machine Pistol loaded with 7 live ammos for cal 45.
– 1 Ammunition for Grenade Launcher M203
– 8 live ammos for cal 45
– 1 live ammo for M16 cal.

Recovered from the Baldo’s compound is the vehicle white Isuzu Alterra with plate no. BCW 941, “subject” item under Search Warrant no. EML-19-81.

Criminal charges will be readied against Baldo, the alleged mastermind in the assassination of Ako Bicol Partylist Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz.

During the carnage in Barangay Burgos covered court on December 22, 2018, several old folks were hurt by gunshot wounds.

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