EX-MAYOR, 4 OTHERS NABBED WITH GUNS IN PAMPANGA
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga: Joint operatives of the Pampanga- Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Special Action Force of Police Regional Office (PRO) 3 arrested former mayor Luis Espino of Arayat town and four others for illegal possession of firearms. PRO 3 regional director Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino said Espino; Rosendo Dizon, village chairman of Barangay Cacutud; and three other unidentified suspects were nabbed during a raid on Espino’s house in Barangay Cacutud, Arayat. Confiscated from Espino’s house were five assorted long and short firearms that were turned over to Angeles CIDG for appropriate filing of charges against the suspects.
BATAAN FIRE LEAVES NEARLY P1- M DAMAGE
ABUCAY, Bataan: Fire caused by electrical short circuit gutted a house near the barangay plaza here on Tuesday night leaving an estimated P900,000 damage in public and residential property. Fire Officer 3 Elmer Cayanan of the town’s Bureau of Fire Management said the fire broke out at about 6:37 p.m. from the house of barangay (village) councilman Andres Tanael of Mabatang that spread to a variety store, the village town hall and a nearby facility. Cayanan said five firetrucks from Bataan towns and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority responded which prevented the fire from further spreading into a populated area. Mabatang village chairman Potenciano Dominguez said no one was hurt in the fire that was put out after about one hour.