CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet – Nine wanted individuals, including two top most wanted persons (TMWPs) in Apayao and Baguio City, were successively arrested by combined police operatives during the unrelenting and uncompromising implementation of the Oplan Lambat Sibat recently.
Chief Superintendent Ulysses Abellera, Acting Regional Director of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in the Cordillera, said that the anti-criminality program will be continuously cascaded to the lowerst level of the police force on a ‘deliberate, progressive and sustainable effort’in order to reduce the proliferation of crimes and guarantee the safety of the public.
Police successively nabbed seven (7) wanted persons of which two were top most wanted persons for the 4th Quarter this year.
Highlighting the accomplishment of the police was the arrest of the Number 8 most wanted person of Apayao, who landed in jail after being arrested in Barangay Alangagan, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan by the personnel of the Pudtol Municipal Police Station (MPS).
Apayao Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Roberto Gallardo, identified the arrested suspect as Marlon Malabbao Castillo, 18, laborer and a resident of barangay San Jose, Pudtol, Apayao. Judge Quirino Andaya of the Regional Trial Court Branch 26 in Luna, Apayao issued his warrant of arrest for the crime of Statutory Rape.
In the Station Level, the Number 10 TMWP was likewise sent to jail after being arrested inside Dontogan Elementary School, Dontogan, Baguio City by the Tracker team of Police Station10, BCPO.
City Director Senior Superintendent Rolando Miranda identified the arrested suspect as Danny Seranilla Cera, 62, carpenter, native of Mangaldan, Pangasinan, and a resident of Dontogan, Baguio City. Judge Leody M. Opolinto, Presiding Judge of the Municipal Trial Circuit Court, Branch 3 in Baguio City issued his warrant of arrest for the crime of Theft.
In addition, a laborer was also arrested by the personnel of BCPO Police Station 7 along 1st Kayang Street, Baguio City for the same offence. Suspect was identified as Erwin Caldito Tango, 22, native of Datacan, Kapangan, Benguet, and a resident of No. 099 Pinsao Proper, Baguio City. Judge Leody M. Opolinto of MTCC branch 3 of the First Judicial Region, Baguio City recommended no bailbond for his temporary liberty.
Moreover, three teachers of La Paz, Abra were arrested at barangay Bulbulala, La Paz, Abra by the personnel of La Paz MPS.
Abra Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome identified the arrested lawbreakers as Silvestre B. Quiday, 44, a resident of Bulbulala, La Paz Abra; Archie Pre, 36, and Anita V Reyes, 39, both residents of barangay Isit, La Paz, Abra. Judge Raphiel F. Alzate of RTC Branch 1, Bangued, Abra issued the warrant of arrest of the trio for violation of RA 8436 (Commission on Election).
Lastly, a 17-year minor was arrested by elements of the Lamut MPS for alleged violation of the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law by virtue of a warrant issued by Judge Romeo Habiling of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Lagawe, Ifugao with a recommended bail of P170,000 for his temporary liberty.
Operatives of Tuba MPS arrested a driver identified as Michael Pal-og Decwaten, 35 in his residence at San Carlo Heights, Baguio City for the crime of Attempted Murder. Judge Danilo P. Camacho of RTC Branch10, La Trinidad, Benguet recommended a bailbond of P120,000.00 for his temporary liberty.
Further, a farmer identified as Randolf Massagan, 46 and a resident of Amlao Tabuk City, Kalinga was arrested after being charged for violation of RA 7610 known as Child Abuse. He was nabbed by the operatives of Tabuk City Police Station at barangay Suyang, Tabuk City. Judge Marcelino K. Wakas, RTC 2nd Judicial Region recommended a bailbond of P80,000.00 for his temporary liberty.
All arrested persons are now under the custody of the concerned operation units for documentation and proper disposition prior to their being turned over to the court concerned for the proper disposition of the cases filed against him.
Abellera commended the operating troops for successfully serving the issued warrants in order to effect the arrest of the criminals who had been hiding from the long arms of the law.