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'Widow candidate' tradition in Philippines' deadly polls

May 11, 2019 - 1:51 PM

In taking over her husband's candidacy, widow Gertrudes Batocabe was among at least half a dozen women standing in for their slain husbands this year – a long tradition in the Philippines' notoriously deadly politics

CAMPAIGN. This photo taken on April 30, 2019 shows Gertrudes Batocabe (C), wife of the late congressman Rodel Batocabe, posing for photos with supporters during a campaign rally in the town of Daraga, Albay province, south of Manila. Photo by AFP

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

Police launch manhunt for Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

May 07, 2019 - 12:27 AM

The mayor is not home when authorities serve an arrest warrant against him in connection with the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

Lt. Col. Rodelon Betita, Daraga police chief, faces Mayor Carlwyn Baldo's lawyer Merito Lovenzky Fernandez on Monday, May 6, after an hour of waiting outside the gate of Baldo's residence to arrest the embattled mayor. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo ready to surrender

May 06, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Legazpi RTC issues arrest warrant against Baldo for the murder Ako Bicol party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe

READY TO SURRENDER. File photo of Carlwyn Baldo, mayor of Daraga town, Albay during his arrest in January 20,  Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/RapplerF

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo charged with murder over Batocabe killing

Apr 04, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Prosecutors file the murder charges before the Legazpi City Regional Trial Court

CHARGED. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is charged of murder and attempted murder over the killing of Ako Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Carlwyn Baldo's Facebook page

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

Harry Roque aborts senatorial bid | Evening wRap

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:15 PM

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Batocabe widow to run for mayor

Feb 01, 2019 - 3:58 PM

'I have the President behind me, the governor behind me, the people behind me and my family behind me,' says Gertie Duran-Batocabe

ANNOUNCEMENT. Gertie Duran-Batocabe announces her decision to replace slain husband AKO-Bicol Rep Rodel Batocabe in the mayoral race in Daraga, Albay, on February 1, 2019. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

What made the House deliver its promised P13-M bounty for Batocabe's killers?

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers need to be reminded of their pledge to help attain justice for their slain colleague, says Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfredo Benitez

QUEST FOR JUSTICE. In this file photo, the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe speaks during a plenary session on August 2, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/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

‘Help me’ – alleged mastermind of Batocabe murder to Duterte | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:39 PM

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Ronald Ang takes oath as AKO Bicol congressman

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:20 PM

He replaces slain AKO Bicol representative Rodel Batocabe at the House of Representatives

OATH-TAKING. Ronald Ang takes his oath as new AKO Bicol representative before Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Screenshot from the House's YouTube account

SWS: net satisfaction ratings decline for Robredo, Arroyo | Midday wRap

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

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Yasay refutes Locsin, says passport data not stolen | Evening wRap

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:32 PM

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Lawmakers honor Rodel Batocabe, the ‘Daragueño Who Dared’

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Lawmakers and guests wear pins that read, 'Justice for Cong. Rodel Batocabe' during the memorial service

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2nd from R) sits together with slain AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe's wife Gertie and their sons Justin and Kiel. Photo from Arroyo's Facebook page

Party withdraws nomination of mayor tagged in Batocabe slay

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Reelectionist Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo 'is no longer the official candidate of Lakas-CMD,' the political party tells the Commission on Elections

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

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

Suspects in Batocabe murder surrender | Evening wRap

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:24 PM

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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

Gunman says sorry to Batocabe family: 'Napag-utusan lang po'

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:49 PM

'Nagso-sorry ako sa family Batocabe...Napag-utusan lang po ako ni Mayor Baldo,' says alleged main gunman Henry Yuson

SORRY FOR THE CRIME. Henry Yuson apologizes to the Batocabe family for his involvement in the killing of patriarch Rodel Batocabe. Bicol police photo

Another suspect in Batocabe slay surrenders to police

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) He is identified as one of the drivers of the getaway motorcycles in the killing of congressman Rodel Batocabe

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde gives an update on the killing of Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe at a press conference at Camp Crame on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

PNP: Batocabe’s killer is former Army man

Jan 04, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Police say Henry Yuson was a rebel returnee and a former CAFGU member too

MAIN GUNMAN? Henry Yuson is taken into the custody of Albay police. He is accused of being the gunman who killed AKO Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe. Sourced photos

Inflation rate slows down to 5.1% in December | Midday wRap

Jan 04, 2019 - 1:00 PM

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Batocabe's alleged killer surrenders in Sorsogon

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:57 AM

Suspected gunman Henry Yuson has been identified by cops as a former New People's Army rebel

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

PNP: Daraga mayor is 'mastermind' in Batocabe slay | Evening wRap

Jan 03, 2019 - 9:24 PM

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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

LOOK: Sketches of 2 suspects in Batocabe killing

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:36 PM

The Philippine National Police releases composite sketches of two suspects in the killing of AKO Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe

COMPOSITE SKETCHES. The Philippine National Police releases the sketches of two suspects in the killing of AKO Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe. Bicol police photo

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.

After Batocabe slay, House minority calls for 'violence-free' 2019 elections

Dec 27, 2018 - 3:04 PM

House Minority Floor Leader Danilo Suarez says late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe died a 'true public servant,' and calls for a violence-free elections

CONDEMN. House Minority Floor Leader Danilo Suarez  condemns the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gov't to shoulder schooling, housing of family of slain Batocabe security aide

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte offers his condolences to the family of SPO1 Orlando Diaz, the slain security escort of the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

CONDOLENCES. President Rodrigo Duterte visits the wake of slain AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe in Daraga, Albay on December 26, 2018. Photo from Malacañang

Duterte adds P20 million to bounty for Batocabe killers | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:10 PM

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Widow remembers slain security aide as husband, father, police officer

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Juvy Diaz, the widow of slain police officer Orlando Diaz, says her husband and the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe developed mutual respect for each other

RESPECTS. Juvy Diaz, wife of slain cop Orlando Diaz, acknowledges PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, during the wake of her husband. SPO1 Diaz was killed together with Representative  Batocabe on Saturday, December 22 in Daraga, Albay. Photo from the Office of the Chief PNP

Duterte adds P20 million to bounty for Batocabe killers

Dec 26, 2018 - 11:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he will 'confront' a politician in Albay suspected of having to do with the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

SLAIN LAWMAKER. Malacañang promises justice for AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe, who was shot dead on December 22, 2018. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PNP identifies 6 persons of interest in Batocabe murder | Evening wRap

Dec 26, 2018 - 8:10 PM

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PNP looking into 6 persons of interest in Batocabe slay

Dec 26, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Police are considering possible NPA involvement in the killing of Rodel Batocabe but aren't rule out yet a political motive

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

Tropical Depression Usman enters PAR | Evening wRap

Dec 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

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Communists deny hand in Batocabe’s murder

Dec 25, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The National Democratic Front in the Bicol region chides the PNP for using the guerrillas as default suspects in high-profile murders

Batocabe's wife to killer: You're going to pay

Dec 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The killer, I know who's behind it. My God, you're going to pay for that – it's all about money,' says Gertie Duran Batocabe

Batocabe family: ‘Politics’ motive behind killing | Midday wRap

Dec 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Albay top cop replaced after Batocabe slay

Dec 24, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Albay police chief Milo Bella Pagtalunan is reassigned to the Philippine National Police's Bicol regional office. One of his deputies is assigned as officer-in-charge of Albay police

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

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.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Christmas in a sea of sadness

Dec 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We wish everyone clarity of thought to realize our contradictions, our duplicity, nay, our hypocrisy

Batocabe security pulled out before murder? Cops cry foul

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Police insist that AKO Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe was assigned only one security escort, SPO1 Orlando Diaz, who also died during the attack

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

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