TUBA, Benguet – A 69-year old widower was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents based on separate warrants for rape and violation of the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law in Padcal, Camp 3, here, Thursday.
Police authorities identified the arrested individual as Henaro Barbosa Umagtang, 69, native of Malasiqui, Pangasinan, widower, farmer, and a resident of Lokeb Norte, Malasiqui, Pangasinan.
He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Hermogenes C. Fernandez of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 57 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan for rape with no bail recommended for his temporary liberty and another warrant of arrest issued by Judge Jaime L. Dojilio, Jr. of RTC Branch 57 in San Carlos city, Pangasinan for violation of the provisions of RA 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law with a recommended bail of 120,000 for his temporary liberty.
The arrested individual was brought to the Tuba Municipal Police Station for documentation prior to his turnover to the issuing court for the proper disposal of the cases filed against him.
By Dexter A. See