CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet –The intensified manhunt operation conducted by different units of Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) resulted in the arrest of two (2) Most Wanted Persons (MWP) in a separate operation, early morning of May 4, 2021.
Based on the reports of the respective operating teams, the Regional Director PBGEN Ronald Oliver Lee, identified the suspects as Hufana Balagot, 40, of Bauang, La Union listed as no. 5 MWP in the City Level and Geraldo Dacuyan, 68, of Langiden, Abra listed as no.3 MWP in the Municipal Level, both for the 2nd Qtr of 2021.
According to Baguio CPO, suspect Balagot was arrested by the operatives of Baguio CPO and Burgos MPS in his residence at Brgy Taberna, Bauang, La Union by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Judge Ivan Kim B. Morales of RTC Br. 59, Baguio City for the crime of Rape and Rape Through Sexual Assault.
While according to Abra PPO, suspect Bersalona was arrested by the joint operatives led by Abra PPO in Quezon City by virtue of warrants of arrest issued by Hon. Homer Ragonjan of RTC Branch 1 Bangued, Abra.
Bersalona is facing multiple charges of Rape in relation to Special Protection of Children Against Abuse (Sec 5, Art III of RA 7610), Exploitation and Discrimination Act and four counts of Acts of asciviousness.
Further, both arrested suspects were brought in their respective operating units for documentation prior to turn over to the issuing court. (PROCOR RPIO)