BINMALEY, Pangasinan — An incumbent village councilman of this town was arrested for illegal possession of firearms and a grenade after a raid conducted by Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) personnel in his house in Basing village.
CIDG-Pangasinan director Aragil Guardaya in an interview Wednesday, said incumbent Barangay Basing Councilor Eduardo Alipio was apprehended after they recovered a loaded caliber .38 revolver and a fragmentation grenade from his custody.
Chief Inspector Guardaya said Alipio failed to show documents in defense of keeping the said firearms.
Charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 will be filed against Alipio, Guardaya said.
He, however, emphasized that Alipio will not be disqualified in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections this May 14.
“He will not be disqualified since the firearms have been recovered in his residence, so he did not violate the election gun ban. He will be charged only with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and illegal possession of explosives,” Guardaya said. (PNA)