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Abra mayoralty bet surrenders alleged assassin

By Artemio Dumlao (philstar.com)

LA Trinidad, Benguet – Mayoralty bet Cromwell Luna, the youngest scion of the controversial and sometimes “feared” political clan in Abra province, has “turned in” an alleged assassin in a breakthrough move after a successful peace and confidence building dialogue.

Luna, who is facing incumbent Mayor Edwin Crisologo in remote Tineg town, brought to policemen 29-year-old Sanny Lanag Billong, who is an alleged “trouble maker” in his own village in Barangay Alaoa.

Tineg is one of the tows in Abra province that has been “perennially bothered by violence” during elections.

Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, Cordillera regional police director, said that the surrender of Billong is a positive response to Crisologo’s challenge during a dialogue with Abra policemen and contending parties in the May 2013 polls.

Luna is a son of former Congresswoman and Abra gubernatorial bet Cecille Seares Luna and the younger brother of Bangued town mayor Ryann Luna and former Lagayan Mayor Jentrix Luna.

Luna also ran, but lost to Mayor Crisologo in the 2010 race.

The mayoralty bet and his supposed private armed group (PAG) was earlier tagged to have “held” three nuns in Tineg during the May 2010 polls.

Candidates in the local elections in May in Abra have already surrendered dozens of their licensed firearms as a response to the police’s call for disarmament in the province.

The firearms were deposited for safe-keeping and will be released to the politicians after the May polls.

“As the conduct of the elections is fast approaching, instructions were given to our police units to intensify the conduct of more activities that will ensure the surrender or arrest of the remaining PAG members being maintained by politicians particularly in Abra,” Magalong said.


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9 thoughts on “Abra mayoralty bet surrenders alleged assassin

  1. Reposting: One Response to “Abra mayoralty bet surrenders alleged assassin”

    Nagpapagilas ba ang ating mayoralty bet para gumanda ang papel? Harinawa hindi lamang ang kanyang alipores na kriminal ang isu-render. Dapat pati arsenal ng mga baril at kung anu-ano pa. Inu-unti-unti pa ang pagpapadulas. Ano ‘yan, para bawat katiting na kibot ay palalakihin pang balita na pakunsuwelo sa madlang-pipol?


    Posted by SysOp | February 7, 2013, 9:18 pm
  2. napintas daytoy a damag.bareng no tuladen met daguitoy dadduma nga agngayangay a pabutosan tapno maikkatan ken malapdan ti saan a nasayaat a pakasaritaan ti abra.no ISURENDER wenno MAPAGSURENDER daguitoy appo nga POLITICO daguitoy tattao nga adda ti sakup da nga addaan iti kaso

    Posted by pagalsem | February 7, 2013, 11:31 pm
  3. isn’t that good.? what’s the point of presenting accusations such as it was a mere political move? This, happening is much better than nothing happening or improving .

    Posted by crusnik deneuve | February 8, 2013, 12:21 am
  4. Magandang pangyayari nito na dapat tularan ng iba. Ngunit ang nakababahala, subra ng dami ng mga Luna. Ampatuan sa Maguindanao matulad sa Abra? Nakakantindig balahibo!

    Posted by Tagamasid | February 8, 2013, 2:21 am
  5. weh?….istayl yo buyok!…….dakkel gamin ti IRA iti tineg kaya kayat yo alaen…..ameng!…..bagi yon ti abra!….ibulsa yo ketdin ah…mauman to lang iti kakaillian…..han yo urayen nga isuda/dakami met ti mangiggem ti linteg iti bukod mi nga ima…….ameng!

    Posted by qif | February 8, 2013, 9:02 am
  6. Mr. Sysop please pakipost mo man ditoy a.com tay interview ni general manager ti abreco @DZPA ket diyak nangegan. Thank you!

    Posted by TOLPAK | February 8, 2013, 3:11 pm
  7. Correction: ni Cromwell Luna ket saan nga iso ti kaubingan kadagiti Luna nga agngayangay no di ketdi sumarono kenni Jendrix… No jak akkamali ni Hans Luna nga para Congressman ti kaubingan after Mayor Ryan……

    Posted by TAGA_BAKIR | February 8, 2013, 11:07 pm
  8. How come na mayoralty candidate si Cromwell Luna sa Tineg e tga lagayan naman po sila, Pwede bang kumandidato and isang tao sa hindi nya bayan? or there is a big reason why people are trying to be a leader in places where they don’t belong.

    Posted by lavander | February 9, 2013, 8:41 am

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