Court Grants Former Mayor Baldo Bail Over Batocabe Issue
BATOCABE ISSUE – The Court granted bail to former Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo who is the prime suspect in the death of AKO Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe.
One of the heartbreaking incidents last December was the death of former AKO Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe. The incident that took his life happened while he was in Daraga, his home town.
Batocabe was in Daraga for the gift-giving. However, unexpectedly, around six(6) men attacked the AKO Bicol Party-list Representative and his men. He did not survive the incident.
Rodel Batocabe was running for mayor of Daraga when the incident happened. One of his contenders for the position was the then-incumbent Mayor Carlwyn Baldo.
Baldo was tagged as the prime suspect over the incident. Allegedly, he was the mastermind behind the death of the AKO Bicol Party-list Representative. On the part of the former Daraga Mayor, he denied the accusations against him.
Recently, an update regarding the Batocabe issue crossed the surface. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Court granted bail to former Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo.
The Batocabe family is very disappointed over the decision of the Legazpi City Regional Trial Court Branch 10. The victim’s son, Justin Batocabe, has spoke on the decision of the court.
“Pinaghalu-halong galit, panlulumo, at pagkagimbal ang nararamdaman ngayon ng aming pamilya sa kautusan ng Legazpi RTC,” he said.
Based on the report, Justin also stressed that the charges against Baldo are non-bailable. According to him, the evidence against the former Daraga Mayor is strong.
Aside from Justin, AKO Bicol Party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. has also spoken on the recent decision of the court over the Batocabe issue. They are hoping that the Judge would reconsider the bail granted to former Mayor Baldo.
As of this writing, there are still no further information regarding the matter. We’ll keep you posted for updates.