ALBAY, Philippines – The Legazpi City Regional Trial Court Branch 10 granted on Tuesday (February 12) temporary liberty to Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo who was facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
Baldo was released on Wednesday (February 13).
In an order signed by Judge Maria Theresa San Juan Loquillano, Baldo was asked to post a bail amounting to P3 million pesos in cash for his temporary release.
Baldo was arrested in his house in Barangay Tagas, Daraga, Albay on January 22.
He was brought to the hospital the following day due to complaints of high blood pressure and asthma attack.
The Mayor was tagged as the ‘mastermind’ in the murder of Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe in February. He was discharged from office due to the case. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Allan Manansala)
ALBAY, Philippines – Suspended Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo was temporarily released from detention after posting bail on Wednesday (February 13).
According to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Regional Office 5, Baldo cannot return to office as his preventive suspension remains in effect.
Comelec Region 5 assistant regional election director, Atty. Romeo Serrano said agencies involved in the special task force need to convene first and discuss whether or not they would allow Baldo to return as mayor of Daraga especially that it is now under Comelec control following a series of crimes against local executives in the city,
“Hangga’t hindi pa sila nag-convene, whatever is allowed under the government code, kung sabihin ng DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government ) na comply with this verse and kung ano ang requirements for re-assumptions under the code,” said Serrano.
Baldo has been released after posting bail amounting to P3 million cash and P4 million worth of property bond for his case of illegal possession of firearms and explosives as ordered by Judge Maria Theresa San Juan Loquillano of Legazpi City Regional Trial Court Branch 10. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Allan Manansala)
ALBAY, Philippines – Authorities from the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) requested for the medical abstract of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo to verify the true health condition of the local executive.
Police said they wanted to know why the Mayor needed to stay longer in the hospital right after he was arrested for illegal possession of firearms.
Baldo has been in the University of Sto. Tomas Hospital in Legaspi City more than a week already.
He was rushed to the hospital on January 23 when he began hyperventilating during his arrest after police raided his house for firearms.
According to the PNP’s legal team, the medical abstract can help them decide if the Mayor needs to be under hospital arrest. – UNTV News and Rescue
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