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Saksakan ng garapal! Garbin can’t believe Carlwyn Baldo ordered Batocabe killed

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Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. is still in disbelief that a fellow Bicolano, Daraga, Albay mayor Carlwyn Baldo, will resort to murder in the name of politics.

In an interview aired on CNN Philippines’ “The Source” Monday (January 7), Garbin said violence is not the norm in Albay’s political scene.

“Albay is relatively a peace loving [province]. Walang political violence. Kumbaga, kantiyawan lang, siraan lang sa pulitika minsan, bilihan ng boto,” he said.

Garbin said he couldn’t believe Baldo will order Ako Bicol party-list Rodel Batocabe killed because the lawmaker was his opponent in the Daraga mayoralty race.

“Nagtataka nga rin ako kung bakit ganoon ka-bold, ganoon na lang kagarapal, kung totoo man ‘yung sinabi ng kanyang security aide na si Tuping Naval,” he said.

Naval tagged Baldo as the mastermind behind the assassination of Batocabe on Dec. 22, 2018 in Daraga. The Philippine National Police has filed double murder charges against the mayor over the killing of the party-list lawmaker and his security aide.

Garbin said Baldo could’ve been driven to order Batocabe’s killing out of “desperation” if he were indeed the crime’s mastermind.