ACROSS THE PROVINCE (Sept. 19-25, 2011)


LAOAG CITY, Sept. 25–If the house is ransacked, will police investigators conclude that a victim is killed due to robbery? Not always. It might be a trick to mislead cops. So, probers should dig deeper into the probe of slay of spinster Landa Agtarap, 60, of Brgy. Caaoacan, this city. Miss Agtarap’s body was found inside her house with multiple stab wounds. There was no sign of forcible entry. Her cabinet and wooden vault were forcibly opened. Report did not say if cash or jewelry was lost.

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MARCOS, Ilocos Norte, Sept. 24–Covered by Manila-based TV5, the joint operation by SWAT-DSWD Team proved fruitful as six female Guest Relations Officers and two male waiters were rescued from a disco house in Brgy. Lydia, this town. Their woes were unbearable, hence, a sting rescue operation was the last option, said the SWAT team leader.


LAOAG CITY, Sept. 25–After totally driving away the NPA rebels from Ilocos Norte, will its new dirty job is to play cops? Let’s see and wait if the top Army hierarchy will okay the request of Gov. Imee Marcos to keep the 703rd Brigade remain stay put in the province to help the police neutralize the notorious Private Armed Groups operating in the province. Brigade commander Col. Greg Catapang had accepted the request subject to the final approval by his superiors in the GHQ at Camp Aguinaldo.