Laborer accused of attempted murder arrested in South Cotabato

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 19 2016 11:25 PM

KORONADAL CITY- A 36-year-old laborer was nabbed by the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of South Cotabato last Saturday.

Noel Manso, the second most-wanted person in the CIDG branch, was arrested in Barangay Lapuz, in the town of Norala at around 4:30 a.m

The suspect had an arrest warrant for attempted murder. He admitted the allegation, police said.

Manso said in 2011, his brother and the victim Arnold Bilbao had an argument during a drinking session in Barangay Kipalbig in the town of Tampakan which resulted in a fistfight.

After he saw the incident, he grabbed a bolo and attempted to strike his cousin, police said.

He fled to the town of Norala and stayed with another brother after the incident.

In December 2012, a warrant of arrest was issued against Manso.

According to the police Senior Inspector Timothy Arciso, a confidential agent spotted the suspect and tipped the CIDG. 

Manso had a P150,000 recommended bail bond.

The suspect is now under the custody of South Cotabato CIDG Provincial Office while waiting for his commitment order in the provincial jail. --with reports from Francis Canlas, ABS-CBN News