Miner arrested for rape in Baguio

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BAGUIO CITY August 03 – A 44-year old pocket miner with a monetary reward was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents based on a warrant for rape within the vicinity of the KMS bus terminal along Rizal Park, here, Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent Ramil L. Saculles, City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the arrested wanted individual as Bernard Bitaol Wacoy, 44, married, small scale miner, and a resident of Baang, Hungduan, Ifugao.

The wanted individual has a monetary reward of P90,000 under DILG Memorandum Circular 2012-27 for his immediate arrest.

He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Esther flor of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 34 in Banaue, Ifugao for the crime of rape with no bail recommended for his temporary liberty.

The arrested individual was brought to the BCPO headquarters 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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