Sa wakas: Daraga mayor Baldo charged with murder over Batocabe’s killing
By Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo has been charged before the Legaspi City regional trial court (RTC) over the killing of Ako Bicol party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe and the lawmaker’s police bodyguard.
Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon said the charges have been filed after the Albay City Prosecutor’s Office found probable cause to indict Baldo for two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder.
Also named as Baldo’s co-accused are Christopher Naval, Emmanuel Roselle, Jaywin Babor, Henry Tyson, Rolando Arimado, and Danilo Luella will be indicted as an accomplice.
Last Dec. 22, Batocabe and his police escort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz were killed during a gift-giving event for the elderly and persons with disability in Daraga.
Baldo had previously been indicted with illegal possession of firearms after police found last Jan. 22 at his home in Barangay Tagas, Daraga unlicensed firearms and ammunition including three .45 caliber pistols.