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Election 2013 Countdown – 2 days before elections: Talks for Mayor Luna’s surrender on

Mayor Ryan Luna: I'm still your Mayor

Mayor Ryan Luna: I’m still your Mayor

THE police director of Cordillera region is communicating with fugitive Bangued Mayor Ryan Luna for a possible surrender.

Cordillera regional director Benjamin Magalong said ongoing talks with relatives of the mayor are positive but the absence of Regional Trial Court Judge Jaime Dojillo Jr. is delaying the surrender.

Relatives of the mayor said the absence of Judge Dojillo is affecting moves of their lawyers for legal remedies and make way for a possible surrender, Chief Superintendent Magalong said.

Policemen failed to arrest Luna in his house in Barangay Dangdangla, Bangued or at the municipal hall when they served the arrest warrant April 29.

Luna then claimed the warrant “is politically motivated and must have been instigated by his political opponents with its timing questionable with the homestretch of the campaign for the May 13 polls nearing.”

Luna was issued a warrant of arrest for the murder of Brenda Crisologo, wife Tineg town Mayor Edwin Crisologo inside a polling precinct in Bangued in 2007. She was implicated in the murder after a Department of Justice Order approved the petition of Crisologo to implicate the municipal mayor together with six other suspects in the murder of his wife.

Reports have also reached the police chief that supporters of Luna continue to gather in front of the Bangued municipal hall. Several employees have also failed to report to the municipal hall due to the ongoing tension.

Bangued Vice Mayor Allan Seares, cousin of Luna, took oath as acting mayor after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the region gave the go signal for him to take over Luna’s position who is “temporarily unable to discharge his official duty.” Abra Governor Eustaquio Bersamin administered the oath of office to Seares last May 3.

Magalong, on the other hand, suggested to the DILG for Seares not to occupy the same office as Luna so as not aggravate the situation. (JM Agreda)


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13 thoughts on “Election 2013 Countdown – 2 days before elections: Talks for Mayor Luna’s surrender on

  1. it is obvious that the judge is being presured someone it the sc. i undrstand dat gen magalong is frustrated bec of his efort for peaceful election despite of these there are sectors of the cjs whc are crisis pedlers.

    Posted by eric shawn | May 10, 2013, 4:16 pm
    • Campaign rally held for fugitive
      reelectionist mayor
      From a report by Niko Baua, ABS-
      CBN News
      Posted at 05/11/2013 8:21 PM |
      Updated as of 05/11/2013 8:21 PM
      ABRA – The campaign rally for the
      second term of fugitive Bangued
      Mayor Ryan Luna pushed on even
      while he is in hiding.
      His arrest warrant was issued two
      weeks ago for the murder of his
      family’s political rival in 2007.
      Judge Jaime Dojillo immediately
      fled Abra after issuing the
      In a letter sent to the court by
      Dojillo, he admitted he was forced
      to flee Abra after receiving threats
      to his life and his family from the
      “Ang sabi niya he is no longer
      comfortable with his safety here in
      the province,” said Bangued RTC
      Branch 2 Judge Corpus Alzate.
      The mother of Mayor Luna, who is
      running for the provincial
      gubernatorial seat, claims the
      warrant and Dojillo’s fleeing was
      influenced by their political rival,
      the Bersamins.
      “Talagang grand conspiracy,” said
      Luna’s mother Cecilia.
      They also challenged the judge to
      prove the threats.
      Abra Governor Takit Bersamin said
      his family had nothing to do with
      the warrant, especially his
      brother, Supreme Court Associate
      Justice Lucas Bersamin.
      “Wala akong sinasabi sa brother
      ko na, ‘Ganito ang gawin mo.’ I
      cannot even dictate to him,” said
      Governor Bersamin.
      To quell the tension in the
      province, Philippine National
      Police officials visited the houses
      of political clans, the Lunas,
      Bersamins, and Valeras, asking for
      their support for peaceful
      Dojillo has decided to inhibit
      himself from the case since he
      feels that he cannot give an
      impartial decision because of the
      threats he allegedly received.

      Posted by bbq | May 12, 2013, 8:08 am
      • Suuu,,,,,,,, kusto a ngarud nga inlemmeng dan ni Judge Dojillo, kawawang Ryan walang haharap sa kaso nya, kumbaga check mate. Mayat ti style ni Dominic ammo na ti pamuspusan, talagang politico sya.

        Posted by Bodong | May 12, 2013, 3:53 pm
  2. peaceful election is not a sole resposiblity of the PNP it involves every stakeholders of the CJS. If one of these pillars is being used by politician, it will create atrocities and as usual the PNP is to be blamed.

    Posted by itneg sa gubat | May 10, 2013, 5:48 pm
  3. Ne, annia tay damag nga agsurender kanon koman, ngem inlemmeng kanu ni Dominic ni Judge. Husto ngata daytoy nga sayanguseng.

    Posted by Bodong | May 11, 2013, 4:20 am
  4. nagadon aya ti mapapatang yon kakabsat. agitudo kayo ti akin aramid iti problema yo imbes nga ibirokan yo ti solusion. whether we like it or not. saan nga abrenian.com ti makasolbar dayta no di ket ti korte nga ayan ti kaso. di yo pay la ideretso nga sc justice bersamin ti dakdakamaten yo. apay mamandaran ngata ni justice lucas ti doj a nangpabiag ti kaso kontra ken mayor ryan?

    Posted by jebeju | May 11, 2013, 5:29 am
  5. Ammo ngata ni Dominic nga iti pamilya Seares ket haan da nga ibotos isuna,..ta no mangabak latta ni Ryan Luna…habang wanted isuna..ni Seares latta iti acting mayor…congratulation Mayor Allan Seares.

    Posted by sillang | May 12, 2013, 9:06 pm

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