Farmer arrested for rape in Kiangan

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KIANGAN, Ifugao – A 73-year old farmer was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents based on a warrant for rape in his residence at sitio Alimit, barangay Hucab, here, Wednesday morning.

Senior Superintendent Constancio Chinayog, Jr., officer-in-charge of the Ifugao Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested rape suspect as Benito Bintaw Tungawon, 73, married, gardener, native of barangay Hucab, Kiangan, Ifugao.

He was arrested by viertue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Romeo U. Habiling of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 14 in Lagawe for rape with no bail recommended for his temporary liberty.

The arrested individual was brought to the Kiangan Municipal Police Station for documentation prior to his turnover to the issuing court for the proper disposal of the case filed against him.

By Dexter A. See

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