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FIVE most wanted persons in Central Visayas were arrested in separate operations by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7 since the start of December 2022 as part of Oplan Pagtugis, the CIDG’s campaign against wanted persons.First to fall was Brando Rico Cabillo, considered to be the most wanted person in the provincial level.Cabillo, who is charged with statutory rape in relation to Section 5 of Republic Act 7610, or the Special Protection of Children against Abu
A FISHMONGER died after he was shot by his neighbor in Barangay Gunting in the southern town of Barili, Cebu around noon on Saturday, December 3, 2022.The victim was identified as 38-year-old Eric Tampos.He succumbed to a gunshot wound in the head.Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Alpas of the Barili Police Station said they arrested the gunman, whom they identified as Joselito Languido, a 62-year-old farmer.Alpas said the victim was having a drinking session in the suspect’s house when the incident happen
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