Barangay, SK elections

ORMOC CITY-An incumbent village councilor who is running for chairman in the forthcoming village polls was caught in possession of an unlicensed firearm in a checkpoint in Barangay A. Tumamak, Villaba, Leyte on Sept.13 at about 7:30 am.

Town police chief, Major Edwin Tolibas, identified the suspect as Renante Ytang, 41, and a resident of Brgy. Iligay, Villaba, Leyte.

Major Tolibas, in an interview, said that while he was leading a checkpoint in the said barangay together with personnel from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion, they flagged down a person on board a single motorcycle with a yellow-green sling bag that was hanged in his shoulder.

He disclosed that he questioned Ytang about what was inside his bag, but ignored them.
Major Tolibas continued that they suspected that the content of the bag was a firearm and asked again the suspect to open his sling bag.

When the suspect opened his bag, the police officers saw the caliber .45 pistol and immediately arrested the suspect.

The arrested person was brought to the Villaba municipal police store with the confiscated evidence for proper disposition. (ROBERT DEJON)