Village dad nabbed in Zambo Sur for criminal rap

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ZAMBOANGA CITY — A barangay councilor was arrested in a law enforcement operation in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, a top police official announced Thursday.

Chief Supt. Emmanuel Luis Licup, Police Regional Office 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) director, identified the councilor as Dionesio Vender Cabalay, 30, of Barangay Bag-Ong Kauswagan, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur.

Licup said Cabalay was apprehended after authorities served him a warrant of arrest in Barangay Bogo, Molave at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

He said Cabalay has a standing warrant of arrest for attempted homicide with recommended bail of PHP36,000 issued by the court of Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur.

He said the councilor was temporarily detained at the police headquarters of Tambulig awaiting court disposition. (PNA)