For­eign na­tional robbed

Sun.Star Baguio - - Front Page - Jonathan Llanes with a re­port from Lau­ren Alimondo

RES­I­DENTS in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of La Trinidad are warned to take nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions in safe guard­ing their valu­ables even in­side their homes.

This, af­ter a for­eign na­tional was robbed at FA 166A, Lubok, Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet

Novem­ber 30 at about 2:10 a.m.

The vic­tim was iden­ti­fied as Ju­lia Imac­u­lada Do Rosario, 22, sin­gle, a Ti­mor-Leste na­tional, 3rd year col­lege stu­dent in La Union, and a res­i­dent of the area.

Ac­cord­ing to the vic­tim, she ar­rived home around 12:15 a.m. of Novem­ber 30, opened their win­dow then charged her two cel­lu­lar phones de­scribed worth close to P50,000.

The vic­tim fell asleep mo­ments later but was awak­ened at around 2:10 a.m. when her neigh­bor, Gina Bayedbed, knocked on her win­dow.

Af­ter wak­ing up, she no­ticed her cel­lu­lar phones placed un­der her pil­low and on the floor were al­ready miss­ing.

Her neigh­bor no­ticed a tree branch that was placed at their win­dow be­lieved to be used by the sus­pect in fish­ing out the cel­lu­lar phones.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened days af­ter the new chief of po­lice in the val­ley as­sumed his oath.

Mem­bers of the La Trinidad Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil wel­comed Chief In­spec­tor Je­of­fer Banglayan dur­ing his cour­tesy call on Mon­day.

Banglayan asked law­mak­ers sup­port as he do his part as pub­lic ser­vant in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of La Trinidad and dis­closed his plans to con­tinue the projects and pro­grams in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and in­clud­ing a strong sup­port tin the anti-il­le­gal drug cam­paign of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte.

Last month, mem­bers of the Liga ng mga Barangay and Sang­gu­ni­ang Bayan of La Trinidad have asked the pos­si­ble ser­vice-ex­ten­sion then val­ley po­lice chief, Chief In­spec­tor Ben­son Ma­cli-ing.

Through a res­o­lu­tion on Oc­to­ber 26, 16 barangay cap­tains of the Benguet cap­i­tal town have also ex­pressed the same re­quest to the Po­lice Re­gional of­fice Cordillera on Novem­ber 28.

Fol­low­ing the turn-cer­e­mony last Fri­day, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda lamented on the mat­ter as he ex­pressed con­cern as there were no for­mal com­mu­ni­ca­tion re­ceived by his of­fice re­gard­ing the turn over cer­e­mony.

“One week be­fore, there should be a com­mu­ni­ca­tion that would be re­liev­ing and also there was also a res­o­lu­tion of Sang­gu­ni­ang Bayan re­quest­ing the ex­ten­sion of ser­vices of Ben­son Ma­cli-ing,” Salda said.

With the sud­den turn over, he added they will be col­lat­ing all let­ters within the week and re­quest for the re­turn of Ma­cli­ing pend­ing the sub­mis­sion of five names for the po­si­tion.

“I will be also con­tact­ing the up­per – (PNP) if pos­si­ble, or­der re­turn of Ma­cli­in­gand ex­tend his ser­vices,” stated the mayor in an in­ter­view with me­dia on Mon­day.

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