Nabbed not once, but twice

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A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who posted bail after being arrested by San Juan City Police for falsification of public document was just about to leave the jail premises when he was arrested anew on the strength of two other warrants.

Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, San Juan police chief, said Richard Gulmayo Jr., 62, was nabbed again by teams of the warrant and subpoena section headed by Senior Police Officer 4 Eduardo Fronda, minutes after he posted a P12,000 bail.

It turned out, Gumayo is facing two other charges, that of bigamy and concubinage.

Gulmayo was arrested last weekend in his house at No. 35 Balimbing Drive, Barangay Medicion 1B, Imus, Cavite by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Marianito G. Santos of San Juan Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 57 for charges of falsification of public document on 20 February 2007.

Court records show the suspect’s wife, Emma Gulmayo, filed charges against him after finding out that he falsified a certificate of marriage and declared he was single to marry another woman on 15 April 15 2002 in Muntinlupa City.

The wife, however, claimed that she and suspect are still legally married and tied the knot on 17 March 1985 in Marinduque City.

Reyes said the second warrant of arrest against Gulmayo was issued by Judge Myrna Lim-Verano of Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 205 for charges of bigamy on 11 June 11 2007.

Another warrant against Gulmayo, with the woman in his second marriage as co-accused, was issued by Judge Paulino Gallegos of Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 80 for charges of concubinage on 15 December 2006.

“Our men were holding two separate warrants of arrest against Gulmayo which they quickly served while the suspect was about to leave the jail premises, minutes after he posted bail,” Reyes explained.

Gulmayo, who admitted to contracting another marriage, was working abroad since 1980s as an aircon technician in hospitals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He had just returned to the country last year after finishing his last contract.

He, however, disclosed that in 2006 he has already converted into the Muslim faith which allows marriage to up to four wives.

The suspect is now back in jail at the San Juan Police Custodial facility.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Pasig City before dawn Thursday.

The suspect, identified as Shara “alias Nefri” Balano, a resident of Lupang Pari, Avocado St., Barangay San Miguel, Pasig City, was arrested for selling three sachets of suspected shabu along Caliwag St., Barangay . Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City at about 1:30 a.m.

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