6 Held in Zambo Norte for Violation on Sec. 261 of Omnibus Election Code
- Wednesday, May 29, 2019
- (Zamboanga Del Norte Police Report)
Six individuals were held for Violation on Sec. 261 of Omnibus Election Code at Purok 2, Barangay Singclot,. Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur at about 12:00 PM of May 12, 2019.
Police Brigadier Gen. Emmanuel Luis D Licup, PRO9 Director identified the following six (6) persons as:
- Ricardo Capacio y Himaya, 51 years old, married, resident of Purok 2, Singclot,
- Florentino Aviar y Guadalquiver,45, years old, married, resident of Purok 1, Población, Guipos,
- Roger Bugwat y Castola, 51 years old, married, resident of Purok 2, Singclot, Guipos,
- Teodoro Sario y Pacuin, 67 years old, married, a resident of Purok 2, Singclot, Guipos,
- Manuel Divinagracia y Banilad, 44 years old, married, resident of Purok 2, Barangay Singclot,Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur,
- Mario Delostrico y Talledo, 44 years old, married and a resident Purok 1, Singclot, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur.
Accordingly, prior to the incident, the Zamboanga del Sur - Provincial Mobile Force Company was conducting mobile patrol along the vicinity of Guipos and upon report of a concerned citizen for alleged vote buying/selling the team responded and upon reaching at Purok 2, Barangay Singclot, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, they saw a few people gathered at the house of one Ricardo Carpio.
The team personally saw one person give a brown envelop to the other persons and upon received they put the brown envelop inside their pocket. When they (respondent) saw the Police Officers, accordingly, they scattered and run into different direction.
Then and there, the police officer called them to return and requested to show what are inside in their pocket.
Subsequently, the police officers recovered from their possession were the following items such as; nine (9) pieces of sample ballot and cash worth seventeen thousand five hundred four pesos (Php 17, 504).
After the incident, the alleged suspects of vote buying/selling were now turned over from the Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) to Guipos Municipal Police Station as well as the pieces of evidences.
PNP personnel of Guipos Municipal Police Station are now still conducting thorough investigation and file appropriate charges against the six (6) respondents.