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Ex-mayor Carlwyn Baldo posts P8.72M bail

Sep 04, 2019 - 4:59 PM

The family of the late congressman Rodel Batocabe opposes the grant of bail to former Daraga mayor Carlwyn Baldo, calling him a 'flight risk'

Businesswoman Gloria Go Baldo and lawyer Merito Levensky Fernandez pays the bail bond for ex-mayor Carlwyn Baldo at the RTC Branch 10. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Vice mayor edges out mayor, Batocabe widow in Daraga race

May 15, 2019 - 8:42 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Carlwyn Baldo was tagged as the mastermind in the killing of Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo opts not to vote

May 13, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Among the 172 prisoners given a chance to vote, Baldo opts not to, citing 'personal reasons'

EMBATTLED MAYOR. Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is accused of being the mastermind in the killing of AKO-Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe and his aide. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo surrenders

May 10, 2019 - 11:33 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Carlwyn Baldo appears before Legazpi City Regional Trial Court Branch 10 Judge Maria Theresa San Juan Loquillano days after she issued a warrant for his arrest over the killing of AKO-Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe and his aide

SURRENDER. Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo surrenders to a courthouse. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

Surrender, Batocabe son asks Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

May 07, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The head of Baldo's legal team says they 'don't know the whereabouts' of the mayor

'PEACEFULLY SURRENDER.' Justin Batocabe, the son of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe, seeks justice for the killing of his father. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Court grants bail to Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo will assume his duties as local chief executive after posting bail, says the Commission on Elections in Bicol

GRANTED BAIL. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is granted bail on February 12, 2019, 3 weeks after he was arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms. Photo from Carlwyn Baldo's Facebook page

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo discharged from hospital, back in jail

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:27 PM

(UPDATED) The mayor is transferred back to his detention cell in Legazpi City, Albay

DISCHARGED. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is discharged from the University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Legazpi City on Monday night, February 4. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Victor Perete named acting Daraga mayor while Baldo is in jail

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) DILG Bicol will have to enforce the succession within 48 hours from Friday afternoon

DILG orders Vice Mayor Victor Perete to take over as mayor of Daraga, Albay. Photo from Perete's Facebook

Detained Baldo appoints ally councilor as Daraga OIC mayor

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:47 AM

The DILG says Carlwyn Baldo violates the rule of succession with his appointment of Councilor Joey Marcellana as Daraga town officer-in-charge

NEW MAYOR? Carlwyn Baldo appoints Councilor Joey Marcellana (bottom left) as his temporary replacement as Daraga mayor. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

Baldo behind bars is still Daraga mayor – DILG Bicol

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:28 PM

The DILG will have to meet with the Comelec after Mayor Baldo's inquest proceedings, and determine if he no longer has the capacity to govern

NO POLICE POWERS. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo no longer has control over their local police. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo hospitalized due to asthma attack

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:18 AM

Police say arrested Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo 'hyperventilated' inside his detention cell in Albay

HOSPITALIZED. Arrested Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is rushed to the hospital hours after his arrest. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo arrested for illegal firearms possession

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:57 PM

Carlwyn Baldo is arrested during a search warrant implementation by the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

ARRESTED. Police arrest Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo on Tuesday afternoon, January 22. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Mayor Carlwyn Baldo asks Duterte for 'fair justice'

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:16 AM

The Daraga town mayor also assures President Duterte that he would face whatever charges are filed against him but appeals to him to help ensure the safety of his family

APPEAL TO DUTERTE. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo makes a personal appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte for fair justice and the safety of his family on January 18, 2019. Screenshot from Carlwyn Baldo's video

Family, supporters begin prayer vigil for Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Family members of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn 'Awin' Baldo take turns defending his innocence

VIGIL. Family and supporters of Mayor Carlwyn Baldo pray for the arrest of the 'real mastermind' of the Rodel Batocabe slay during a prayer vigil in Daraga, Albay, on January 15, 2019. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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Daraga Mayor Baldo faces corruption case before Ombudsman

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:54 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group claims Carlwyn Baldo paid the killers of Rodel Batocabe with funds from his office

MAYOR AND SUSPECT. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is accused of masterminding the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

Daraga, Cotabato placed under Comelec control

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The two areas will remain under the control of the Commission on Elections until the end of the election period

Policemen conduct COMELEC check point in Binondo, Manila on January 14, 2019. four months ahead of the midterm polls. Anationwide gun ban also take effect until June 12, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Napolcom revokes police powers of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:44 PM

The National Police Commission cancels the police powers of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo after he is implicated in the killing of AKO Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe

NO POLICE POWERS. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo no longer has control over their local police. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Who is Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo?

Jan 07, 2019 - 7:02 PM

(3rd UPDATE) He was a vice mayor who ascended to the mayoral post after the incumbent died in the middle of 2018

MAYOR AND SUSPECT. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is accused of masterminding the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

'Baldo also planned to kill former Daraga mayor' – PNP

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Former Daraga Mayor Gerry Jaucian died in May 2018 after a battle with lung cancer. The PNP claims their witnesses know of a plan by Carlwyn Baldo to kill Jaucian before he died.

'MASTERMIND.' Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo allegedly employed a private armed group to kill AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Baldo's Facebook Page

6 prime suspects, key witness in Batocabe slay in police custody

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

'This latest development is expected to complete the puzzle in uncovering the truth behind this double murder and multiple frustrated murder case,' says PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

SLAIN CONGRESSMAN. Supporters of slain AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe join his funeral procession heavy rains on December 31, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

DILG wants Daraga Mayor Baldo suspended over Batocabe slay

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año stresses they have 'very strong' evidence against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

SUSPENSION SOUGHT. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says his department is already preparing administrative complaints against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo. Rappler screengrab

Lawmakers want Daraga town under Comelec control

Jan 03, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Some congressmen want the government to preventively suspend and issue a hold departure order against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

ALLEGED MASTERMIND. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is accused of hiring a private armed group to kill AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

Daraga mayor: I am being used as scapegoat in Batocabe slay

Jan 03, 2019 - 7:41 PM

'I am an easy target, but that does not make me guilty of the crime,' says Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

INNOCENCE MAINTAINED. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo in a media interview on December 24, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Daraga mayor 'offered' P5 million for Batocabe's life

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo supposedly failed to pay the entire amount, frustrating some of the alleged hitmen

SLAIN FOR POLITICS? AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe is slain by a private armed group allegedly employed by Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo. Photo from Batocabe's Facebook page

PNP tags Daraga mayor as 'mastermind' in Batocabe slay

Jan 03, 2019 - 12:45 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo allegedly hired a private armed group to assassinate AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

'MASTERMIND.' Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo allegedly employed a private armed group to kill AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Baldo's Facebook Page

AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe laid to rest in Albay

Dec 31, 2018 - 4:04 PM

(UPDATED) A big crowd of people join the funeral procession on Monday, December 31, despite heavy rainfall

LAID TO REST. Thousands of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe's supporters attend the funeral Mass officiated by Bishop Joel Baylon on Monday, December 31. All photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

After Batocabe slay, Comelec mulls control over Daraga

Dec 27, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Local Comelec officials have expressed concern that the current situation could worsen political rivalries and lead to more violent incidents in the area

COMELEC CONTROL. The Commission on Elections says it is eyeing to place under its control the municipality of Daraga, Albay by January 2019.

Batocabe family still eyeing Daraga mayoralty in 2019

Dec 24, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The family of slain AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe says they 'will think hard and well' for his replacement

SGMA was one of the first to visit the wake of Ako Bicol partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe at the Ricardo Arcilla Hall in Daraga, Albay this (Sunday) morning. She was welcomed by Majority Floorleader Rolando Andaya and Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin. She condomed the attack and vowed to help the family of Rep. Batocabe bring justice to his killers. Photo by the office of Gloria Arroyo.

2 bodies found dumped in Daraga a day after Batocabe murder

Dec 23, 2018 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) One of the bodies has been identified as Arnulfo Barredo Cuyos, 39, who cops say has been missing since December 20

Daraga police chief sacked after Batocabe murder

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Benito Dipad Jr, the top cop in the town where Representative Rodel Batocabe was shot, is replaced by Dennis Balla as authorities investigate the killing

CRIME SCENE. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz are shot dead just under a waiting shed after completing a gift-giving program in Daraga town in Albay. Photos from Bicol Police

Slain Philippine Star newsman laid to rest in Albay

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Celso Amo, the veteran Bicolano journalist, was killed during a heated argument in a basketball court

Rev. Fr. Kims Camu, former station manager of DWBS Radio Veritas Legazpi talks with the son and daughter of slain journalist Celso Amo before the interment at Forest Lake on Wednesday. Amo was stabbed to death on Sunday while playing basketball at Daraga covered court. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Suspect in killing of Bicol journalist charged with murder

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Daraga town police conclude that there was treachery involved in the slaying of Celso Amo, who was stabbed while playing a game of basketball

CELSO AMO. In this file photo, veteran journalist Celso Amo (middle) sings during a media fellowship with military officials in Bicol. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Philippine Star correspondent stabbed to death in Albay

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Celso Amo was stabbed after a heated argument during a basketball game, say police and witnesses

Veteran journalist Celso Amo sings his piece during the media fellowship with AFP officials in Bicol. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Albay: Shifts, night classes to address classroom shortage

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:02 PM

We don’t refuse late enrollees and transferees as education is for all Our concerns are the school facilities says the principal of Daraga National High School

CLASSES AT THE GYM. The Daraga National High School in Albay province hold classes at the gymnasium due to classroom shortage. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Farmer's son from Albay is PMA valedictorian

Mar 11, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Cadet Jheorge Millena Llona 22 is the son of a farmer from Daraga Albay He joins the Air Force

TOP 10. The best among Philippine Military Academy's 2014 Siklab Diwa graduates with PMA assistant superintendent Joseph Villanueva, superintendent Oscar Lopez (middle), and commandant Rozzano Briguez. Photo by Dave Leprozo Jr/ Rappler