Negros Oriental police arrest hitman in Bais City

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The police allege that the suspect was involved in the attempt on the life of a city councilor in Negros Oriental, and several shooting incidents in Mabinay, Bais, and other parts of the province

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CEBU, Philippines – Police in Bais City, Negros Oriental arrested a suspected hitman in possession of a grenade, a caliber .45 pistol, and ammunition on Tuesday morning, August 15.

The Central Visayas (Region 7) Police Office said Allan Lagos Carcuevas was arrested in Panala-an village on a court warrant for illegal possession and sale of firearms, ammunition, and explosive devices. The PNP regional office, in a press statement, alleged that Carcuevas was involved in the attempt on the life of a Negros Oriental politician, and several other shooting incidents in Mabinay, Bais, and other parts of the province.

The PNP did not give other details, but Carcuevas was named a suspect in the June 24, 2011 shooting of Victoriano Alabastro, a councilor of Bayawan City, according to theAlabastro survived the attack, which occurred as he was leaving the Santa Catalina campus of the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU).

Suspended Negros Oriental 3rd District representative Arnie Teves, who faces terrorism charges linked to the March 2, 2023 murder of Governor Roel Degamo, was also named a suspect in the Alabastro case. He was then a

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