Court grants bail to Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – A Legazpi City court on Tuesday, February 12, granted bail to Daraga Mayor Carlywn Baldo.
Legazpi City Regional Trial Court Branch 10 Presiding Judge Theresa G. San Juan Loquillano granted Baldo’s motion for bail Tuesday afternoon.
Maria Juana Valeza, Commission on Elections Bicol regional director, said that Baldo will assume his post as Daraga mayor after posting bail.
The Comelec had earier designated Vice Mayor Victor Perete as acting mayor following the arrest of Baldo.
Baldo is running for reelection in May, fighting against Gertie Duran-Batocabe who took her slain husband's place in the mayoralty race, and Perete. – Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler.com
We keep you informed because you matter
We tell you the stories that matter. We ask, we probe, we explain.
But as we strive to do all this and speak truth to power, we face constant threats to our independence.
Help us make a difference through free and fearless journalism. With your help, you enable us to keep providing you with our brand of compelling and investigative work.
Joining Rappler PLUS allows us to build communities of action with you. PLUS members will receive our editorial newsletters and industry reports, get to join exclusive online conversations with our award-winning journalists, and be part of our monthly events.
Make your move now. Join Rappler PLUS.