Philippine National Police has filed a criminal charge against four residents
of Guiamlong, Caramoran for the robbery-holdup perpetrated on two employees of
the ARDCI NGO Group last August.
its report to Catanduanes PNP provincial director Senior Superintendent Eduardo
Chavez, the Caramoran police identified the respondents in the case filed
before the Provincial Prosecution Office as Jose Luel “Ruel” Abejo, Ruben
“Sarit” Butial, Juan Alano, and Jimmy “Kimit-kimit” Alano.
development officers Eric Gomez, 26, of Eastern Cavinitan, Virac, and Noel
Trinidad, 25, of Lourdes, Pandan, were going back to the ARDCI branch in
Caramoran on board their motorcycle after collecting money from their clients
at 5:40 P.M. of Aug. 15 when they were flagged down by four unidentified men
wearing black bonnets and camouflage upper garments incident along the national
road at sitio Pambarote in barangay Guiamlong.
suspects were armed with a cal. 45 pistol with silencer, a hunting knife, kitchen
knife and a long firearm of unknown make. They took from Gomez the cash
collection of P140,000, his wallet containing P1,300, ATM cards and other IDs.
an unknown robber forcibly entered the room of the assisting deacon at the
Saint John the Baptist Church in Bato town the other Sunday, taking the mass
collection as well as the deacon’s personal money.
Tañon Jr., 28, told the Bato police that he discovered the crime at 8:30 A.M.
at the convent at barangay Libod Poblacion. According to the investigation
report made by PO2 Ruel Adille, the suspect apparently went first through the
ceiling at the comfort room and then, while inside, crawled towards the
deacon’s room. He then destroyed the ceiling and dropped down to the room where
he took P600 from Tañon’s personal belongings, P800 in mass collections and the
church’s subsistence allowance of P10,000.