Rape and murder suspect commits suicide inside Camp Crame

admin   •   July 26, 2017   •   9303

NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines — 50-year old Larry Herrera was charged with kidnapping with rape and homicide for raping and killing eight-year old Christina Claire Medina on their way home from school.

Herrera was an ex-convict from Iwahig Penal Colony in Palawan and was recently granted parole.

Following his liberty, Christina’s family offered him their house in Nueva Ecija.

Based on the suspect’s sworn affidavit, he went to collect the victim from school on July 19. He admitted to raping the girl in a cemetery along the way.

After raping the girl, he brought the victim to a hut in a rice field where he strangled her to death while she was sleeping.

It was in July 24 when the lifeless body of Christina was found in barangay Niyogan, Nueva Ecija.

On Tuesday, the suspect committed suicide.

After Herrera’s inquest proceedings at the Department of Justice, he was transferred to the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) Headquarters in Camp Crame.

Walking along the hallway to his detention cell, Herrera suddenly grabbed the service firearm of a police escort and shot himself in the head.

Police personnel rushed him to the PNP General Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

PNP-AKG director, PSSupt. Glenn Dumlao, said the escorts claim they did not expect the suspect to behave the way he did and were also shocked by the incident.

“Naka posas siya sa harap. Dalawa yung (escort) iniipit siya. Siguro nag- relax na yung sa una, kasi dapat dalawa yun eh ang problema hallway yun,” said Dumlao. (He [suspect] was cuffed with his hands in front. He had 2 escorts. Maybe the other one relaxed. There were supposed to be two on either side; the problem was that it was a hallway.)

There is no CCTV footage of the hallway which was supposed to provide recordings of the incident.

The PNP-AKG will study their handcuffing techniques following the incident.

“We are discussing the gravity of the offense, if this is high risk. From there we will approach the handcuffing techniques as to what we will do with them,” said Dumlao.

The PNP Internal Affairs Service will subject the two police escorts under investigation. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

2 Chinese nationals nabbed for alleged kidnapping

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2020

Operatives from the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping group have arrested two Chinese nationals for allegedly kidnapping their fellow citizen.

Authorities identified the suspects as Weng Zhiting and Cheng Guo. Their victims were identified as Jiang Xiao Hao and Li Weizu.

The PNP-AKG conducted an operation in BF Resort Village in Las Piñas City on August 9 after receiving information from Jiang Xiao Hao’s wife that the suspects were demanding P3.5 million in exchange for his release.

AKG Luzon Field Unit Chief Col. Villafor Bannawagan said the suspects will face kidnapping for ransom charges while authorities continue to hunt down the suspects’ five other cohorts. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Nueva Ecija appeals to OWWA for better system on returning OFWs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2020

The Nueva Ecija Provincial Government has appealed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to have a better system on returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Atty. OJ Cornejo, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Assessor’s Office, said it has become a challenge for the provincial government to verify if the returning OFWs are negative of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

He said the OFWs do not have sufficient documents to prove that they have tested negative for COVID-19.

“Nag-message po ulit sila Sunday night na may uuwing dalawa pero wala pa iyong documents. Hindi pa nila pinapadala so hindi po ma-approve. We need to see po muna iyong negative result ng test and iyong quarantine certificate na nag-undergo na talaga quarantine iyong OFW (They sent a message Sunday night that two OFWs are returning but they have no documents yet. They haven’t sent it yet so it wasn’t approved. We first need to see the negative result of the test and the certificate that they underwent quarantine),” he said.

Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali said they need a more accurate list from OWWA so that they will be able to implement the proper safety protocols for returning OFWs.

“For instance pupunta pala ng Aurora pero Nueva Ecija ang nakalagay, so importante na makuha natin ang tamang listahan so that ang ating mga mayors, LGUs, will be able to prepare sa ating returning OFWs (For instance, they are going to Aurora but the document says Nueva Ecija. So it’s important for us to get the right list so that our mayors, LGU, will be able to prepare for our returning OFWs),” he said.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) previously reported that 24,000 OFWs will be returning to the country in the coming days and around 40,000 by next month. AAC (with reports from Danny Munar)

PNP-AKG rescues 3 Chinese nationals from kidnap-for- ransom group

Maris Federez   •   December 14, 2019

The Philippine National Police-Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) has confirmed the rescue of three Chinese nationals from a kidnap for ransom group in Bacoor, Cavite on Friday (December 13).

The victims, namely, Pham ThiTu, Zhang Juanzi, Shen Wenhui were allegedly raped by the suspects who are also Chinese nationals.

The rescue led to the arrest of the six suspects.

A statement sent to the media on Saturday said PNP-AKG teams led by PMaj. Cesar Nuñez Jr and PMaj. Edgar Pablico, together with the PNP Bacoor under PLtCol. Villaflor Bannawagan conducted the rescue after receiving reports from the partners of the victims.

The first complaint came from Huafeng Du on Dec. 12 regarding the abduction of his girlfriend, Pham.

He said the kidnappers demanded 200,000 RMB in exchange for the release of his girlfriend.

The second complaint was filed by Chang Hsiang Hao on December 11, reporting that his girlfriend Zhang Juanzi left on December 10 at around 11:00 PM but has not returned home since.

He said he received a WeChat message from the victim’s account on December 11 asking for Php 700,000 which he sent through an online payment app. However, the kidnapper did not release the victim but demanded instead for another Php 700,000 on December 12.

The third victim named Shen Wenhui was abducted inside Okada Hotel at around 10:00 in the evening on December 12 and was brought to the said place in Bacoor, Cavite. /mbmf

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