‘Drunk’ Tagbilaran barangay tanod arrested for malicious mischief

A drunk barangay tanod (village watchman) was arrested in Tagbilaran City after allegedly running amok and threatening a neighbor while on duty on Friday night.

Police identified the suspect as Gelermo Besiga, a 60-year-old resident of Purok 7 in Barangay Poblacion 3, Tagbilaran City.


In a report, police said that Besiga went to the house of one Antonio Ranoco, 57, of the same village while wielding a nightstick.

Besiga then destroyed Ranoco’s wooden gate, police said.

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As Ranoco went out of house to check, Besiga allegedly challenged him to a fight.

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According to police, other village watchmen arrived in time to restrain Besiga who was initially defiant but was eventually subdued.

Besiga was then taken into police custody for malicious mischief.

Meanwhile, an administrative charge for neglect of duty will also be filed against him. (wm)

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