December 5, 2022

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11 armed men nabbed in Castilla,Sorsogon slapped Php 600K bail each

by Bicol Express News

The inquest proceeding against the eleven (11) armed men arrested on May 9, 2022 at Barangay Burabod in Castilla, Sorsogon will post bail for 600 thousand pesos (Php 600,000) individually charged for two counts of robbery and two counts for violation of RA 10591, the Comprehensive Law for Firearms and Ammunitions that provide penalties for violations.

In the summary of investigation and evaluation for robbery, the bail was set for 100 thousand pesos (Php 100,000) per count, while violation of RA 10591 sets 200 thousand pesos (Php 200,000) bail for each count, pursuant to DOJ Bail Bond Guide.

At present, the eleven arrested are still under the custody of Castilla MPS for quarantine protocol before they will be transferred to BJMP, while the confiscated firearms, ammunitions, bladed weapons and handheld radios are now under the custody of the Prosecutor’s office.

The information for filing by the Provincial Prosecution Office was in response to the complaint of Castilla Municipal Police Office represented by COP PMaj Marmay O. Fartingca against the 11 individuals, identified as Christopher Funtanar y Villeson; Danilo Balyano Jr. y Morales; Isidro Brenches y Lauidao; Mike Adrian Buaron y Sotto; Ormon Rebueno y Lazarte; Joselito Laroga y Discaya; Manuel Gaton y Gabad; Ronald Lasala y Labalan; Anthony Reyes y Venus; and Reyan Larce y Larce.

The eleven were lawfully arrested under Section 5(b) Rule 113 of the Rules of Criminal Procedures and evidence.

It was sufficient to hold respondents for trial, as stated in the Inquest Memorandum.

They are individually charged with two counts of violating of Section 28(b) and€(1) of Republic Act 10591 for possession of various unlicensed firearms and two more counts of a robbery in a band under Article 294 in relation to Articles 295 and 296 of the Revised Penal Code.

The Prosecutor noted the presence of conspiracy for the accused were unified in their intent and action, in waylaying the victims.

Recovered in the vehicles were handheld radios to communicate with each other.

Accused thru their counsel said that they will not waive their rights, opting to wait for the filing of charges in court.