Former Capiz mayor nabbed for firing gun


Former mayor Ramon Locsin of President Roxas, Capiz was hospitalized after his arrest Monday for allegedly firing guns inside a government facility in Barangay Cabugcabug.

Capiz Police Provincial Office director Colonel Canilo Fuentes said Locsin will be charged with alarm and scandal, illegal discharge and possession of firearms,

Locsin reportedly used the Resource Livelihood Center near his residence as firing range, according to him. (

A resident nearby tipped off Fuentes through a text message after several shots were heard from the area. He then requested assistance from the town’s Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC).

“Nag respondi yung PMFC natin doon at caught in the act talaga na si Don Ramon Locsin ay nagpapaputok ng baril,” Fuentes said.

Recovered from Locsin were two .40-caliber pistols with live bullets. Several empty slugs were also found in the area..

The ex-politiko was brought to the Bailan District Hospital in Panitan town after his blood pressure shot up but was later transferred to a private hospital.