Masbate murder suspect arrested

By Cet Dematera


AFTER almost two years of hiding from the law, the vice mayor of Batuan town in Masbate was arrested recently by the joint elements of the police and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Barangay Quinapagian, Mercedes, Camarines Norte, a police report said.


BGen. Jonnel Estomo, Bicol police director, said Nelson Refermoso Cambaya,58, was arrested by virtue of arrest warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) National Capital Judicial Region (NCR), Branch 42, for murder and frustrated murder of former Batuan vice mayor Charlie Yuson III and his escorts, respectively, in 2019.


Cambaya was placed under police custody while awaiting transfer to Manila.


“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our barangay intelligence network (BIN) for their active coordination with our policemen in order to arrest another suspect to the killing of ex-vice mayor Yuson. Let’s continue helping one another to attain our goal for a peaceful place for the Bicolanos,” Estomo said in a statement in Filipino.


Earlier in April, Sandra Cam, another suspect in the Yuson killing, had voluntarily surrendered to the police in Cavite after an arrest warrant was issued against her.


Yuson was shot dead while having breakfast in VG Cruz Street in Sampaloc, Manila, in 2019. His escorts were injured but survived.