Trike driver in Plaridel arrested for raping a 17-year-old passenger


CAMP GEN. ALEJO S SANTOS, Bulacan —  A 32-year-old tricycle driver was arrested for raping a 17-year-old girl in Brgy. Bulihan, Plaridel on Wednesday evening. 

Police identified the arrested suspect as Raymond Gopez y Hoyson alias Buda,  garbage collector/tricycle driver and a resident of Brgy. Banga 1st, Plaridel, Bulacan.

Based on the report, the 17-year-old victim boarded a tricycle with body number LALANGAN 014 driven by the suspect bound to Pulilan.  

While traveling along the Bypass Road in Brgy. Bulihan, Plaridel, the suspect stopped at a grassy part of the road approximately 10 meters away from the main road near Royal Cargo Corp wherein the suspect raped the victim. After the incident, the victim got the chance to escape by jumping off the tricycle and was able to seek help from a car passing by.

A follow-up operation was conducted by the personnel of Plaridel Municipal Police Station that resulted in the arrest of the suspect. (RONDA BALITA Online) 

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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