PROCOR arrests 14 for illegal drugs and 780k marijuana leaves seized during SACLEO
Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad Benguet: Fourteen (14) individuals were arrested and Php780,000 worth of marijuana leaves were confiscated during the conduct of the Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operation (SACLEO) on October 21-25, 2019.
In Baguio City, seven individuals were separately arrested as Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) initiated drug buy bust operations. At the onset on October 21, 2019, Roderick Corpuz Carisma was arrested beside the skating rink at Burnham Park, Legarda Road while another subject, Ariel Malabed Pescador, 19, was arrested along Mission Road, Bakakeng Central. Misuari P. Bara-acal aka Opaw, 39, was arrested along Sunshine Park on October 23, 2019. The following day, October 24, 2019, Jhon Carlo Abuan Caridad Aka Carlo Jay Carreon, 25, and Jomar Hermosa Villanueva, 26, were arrested along Access Rd, Old Lucban, Happy Homes. Three more drug suspects were separately apprehended on October 25, 2019. This include Christopher Agilando, who was arrested at MH Del Pilar, Burnham Legarda, while Jomar Navarro Gamboa and Kenneth Marana Natividad were arrested along Paraan Street, Barangay Victoria Village, Baguio City.
During the entire operation, a total of five (5) sachets of suspected shabu, Php4,000.00 buy-bust money, Php2,000.00 boodle money, other drug paraphernalia, and Yamaha Mio motorcycle were confiscated from the possession of suspects.
In the province of Benguet, police caught Ryan Cabinta Lino in Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet on October 21, 2019 while Carmenchu Milagros Salvador, a.k.a. “Cheche” was arrested at Galiega Building and Alfredo Milagros Salvador, Jr. a.k.a. “Bojong” was arrested at Zandro Bentadan Building, both in Abatan, Buguias Benguet during the implementation of search warrant on October 22, 2019. A total of 14 sachets of suspected shabu, Php1,000.00 cash money and other drug paraphernalia were seized from the possession of the suspects during the operation.
Finally, three more individuals were arrested in the provinces of Ifugao and Kalinga. Two Eritrean national students identified as Saffi Mohamednur, 28, presently residing at Veraville, Las Pinas City and Negash Abede Natnael, 23, a resident of Leveriza St., Asiawealth, Pasay City were both arrested at Poblacion West, Lamut, Ifugao on October 22, 2019. While Jovenal Linggayo Banisal was arrested in Purok 2, Bulanao Norte, Tabuk City, Kalinga on October 25, 2019. Confiscated from the possession of the two foreigners were six (6) elongated form of dried marijuana leaves wrapped with a brown packing tape weighing more or less 6.5 kilos with DDB value of PhP780,000.00, while two (2) plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and Php2,000.00 buy bust money were seized from Banisal.
PBGEN Israel Ephraim Dickson, PROCOR Regional Director said that this accomplishment is a result of the continuous intensive crackdown of illegal drugs in the region. “This should serve as a stern warning to all other persons who continuously involve themselves in illegal drugs that PROCOR will not halt in arresting all drug suspects/violators” RD Dickson said. (PROCOR RPIO)
Buguias police arrested 14 for illegal gambling
PROCOR CAMP BADO DANGWA: Amid the observance of the All Souls day, police operatives did not stop in its anti-illegal gambling operations which resulted in the arrest of 14 gamblers (including a minor) who were arrested at Lito Bucanog Building in Sitio Mansoyosoy, Catlubong, Buguias, Benguet in the night of November 2, 2019. The arrested persons were currently playing “Monti”. While firearm, ammunition and assorted drug paraphernalia were confiscated in another operation.
Arrested persons were identified as: Raul Vicente Nagayos, 41, Marcelo Colinio Bay-an, 35, Randy Damilo Alvares, 30, all farmers and residents of Bot-oan, Buguias, Benguet; Dimson, Atolba Tostos, 54; Manday Saadang Bawas, 39;Rolian Alipio Palangyos, 20;Melchor Dulagan Piligman, 21;Junilson Nginsayan Ulban, 24;Estado Lubiki Carino, 30;Jemer Alicnas Polasen, 31; Rey Domingo Lingbanan, 22; and Andrew Camti Labosnog, 44, all farmers and residents of Catlobong, Buguias, Benguet; Iyson Tiblac Bayas, 21, student; and a 16 year old lad, both residents of Catlobong, Buguias, Benguet.
During the operation, confiscated evidence were bet money amounting to Php24,740.00 and two sets of playing cards.
Moreover, tracker team of Tabuk CPS and PIB Kalinga PPO confiscated firearm, ammunitions and drug paraphernalia after serving the search warrant for violation of RA 9165, otherwise known as Comprehensive Drugs Act against aka Shelo in his residence in Sitio Matocnang, Ipil, Tabuk City, Kalinga in the afternoon of November 2, 2019.
During the execution of said warrant, the suspect was not around, however, illegal items specified as one (1) homemade shotgun; five ammos for 12-gauge shotgun; One medium-sized transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu; and assorted drug paraphernalia were confiscated.
All apprehended individuals and seized items are in the custody of the concerned operating units while the minor was turned-over to the LSWD. Appropriate charges were filed against the suspects who immediately posted bail for their temporary liberty.
In a bid to end offshore gambling in the region, PNP PROCOR warned the public on illegal activities, urging all Chiefs of Police to take more concrete and effective measures to prevent any illegal activities in the region especially gambling and drugs. (PROCOR RPIO)
UNDAS 2019 in Cordillera generally peaceful
PROCOR CAMP BADO DANGWA: The observance of Undas 2019 (All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day) in the Cordillera was generally peaceful and orderly due to the cooperation and support of the community to PNP Personnel, AFP Counterparts and force multipliers.
The PNP PROCOR has undertaken operational activities to thwart any criminal activities and threat to ensure a safe and secured observance of Undas 2019.
During the long celebration of Undas 2019, there was no significant incident reported from lower units’ region-wide, except for few violations on the “no bladed items/alcoholic drinks inside cemeteries policy”. Items confiscated were 57 bladed weapons and 7 alcoholic drinks which were returned to owners upon their exit from the cemeteries.
The decline in the influx of passengers was attributed to the earlier vacation of the students and work suspension that encouraged commuters to travel ahead of the long weekend.
Police personnel and other Force Multipliers successfully served the public because they were deployed to provide assistance along highways and major thoroughfares, traffic management, and security assistance to cemeteries, churches, transport terminals, and other places of engagement. Likewise, Police Assistance Hubs has been established and Road Safety Marshals were positioned in major thoroughfares and roads leading to the different cemeteries and other memorial gardens to assist the public.
The PROCOR leadership appreciated the public’s cooperation and discipline in following the protocols being implemented. "We attribute to the cooperation and discipline of the general public that we were able to observe the All Saints/Souls Day peacefully in cemeteries as well as in bus terminals and other places of convergence. I personally observed this discipline in my walk-throughs”. PBGEN Israel Ephraim Dickson said.(PROCOR RPIO)
NPA CLAIMS OF RECYCLED REBEL RETURNEES DEBUNKED BY SURRENDEREES TURNING IN THEIR FIREARMS
CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, Benguet, Philippines — The recent flurry of NPA propaganda on alleged “recycled rebel returnees” has once again been debunked with the recent surrender of the two (2) NPA veteran fighters who turned in their firearms as a manifestation of their rejection of violence and conflict.
At about 3:30 AM of November 3, 2019, Fermin Quidlayen AKA JET, 43 y/o, married, and a Vice-Squad Leader of KLG MARCO surrendered to joint elements of the 53MICO; 503Bde; 54IB; 50IB; PIB, MPPO; and Alpha Coy 77IB under COPLAN “BRIGHT BURN” at Sitio Patay, Poblacion, Sagada, Mt Province. He turned in one (1) 5.56mm M16 Assault Rifle with defaced SN and one (1) magazine with 13 live ammunition.
On the same date, Benny Wadwadan AKA TUBAY (NPSRL), 47 y/o another veteran surrendered at Brgy. Belwang, Sadanga, Mt Province. He also turned in one (1) 5.56mm M16 Assault Rifle with SN 4954045 loaded with one magazine. Both personalities were brought to HQs 53MICO at Brgy. Calanan, Tabuk City, Kalinga for Custodial Debriefing. Said personalities are ensured to have a holistic package of benefits that they can avail under the Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).
These NPA surrenderees realized that they are fighting for a lost cause and come back to their families to live a free life away from violence. Their long years with the rebel group, as they claim, had only alienated them from their families and communities as their activities brought only misery instead of victory as promised by the communists.
The only rejoinder that the NPA can give is to absurdly accuse these surrenderees as “recycled” in order to cover for the reality that even men who gave the most number of years to the insurgents are saying enough is enough. Obviously, you cannot recycle firearms. Instead, the NPA are losing weapons to their rank-and-file that are renouncing war in favor of peace.
Both are not the first to surrender with their firearms. Former NPA Platoon Leader, Alex Tongdo alias KA DIWA gave himself up last October 16, 2019, in Camp Capt. Juan Duyan, Brgy Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga, despite facing two (2) Warrants of Arrest issued by Judge Neljoe A Cortez, RTC, B 25, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga for CC No. 150-2017-P for Attempted Murder and four counts of Attempted Murder under CC No. 157-2017-P to 160-2017. He surrendered his arms cache consisting of one (1) 7.62mm M60 machine gun w/out ammunition; two (2) 60-mm mortars with three mortar ammunition; one (1) Homemade Shotgun (Gauge 12) with three (3) Shotgun (G12) ammunition.
We hope to receive more rebels who want to return to the folds of the law rather than the casualties we record on the battlefield. (PROCOR RPIO)
PROCOR nabs two Ten Most Wanted Person and 4 drug pushers
Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad Benguet: In a separate manhunt operation, the Ten Most Wanted Persons (TMWP) of Apayao and Kalinga were captured and other four drug suspects were arrested on November 4, 2019.
Armed with a warrant of arrest, Apayao’s listed No.8 TMWP identified as Calvin T. Masula, 38, farmer, and presently residing at Poblacion, Luna, Apayao was arrested for the crime of Attempted Murder at Barangay Lappa Luna, Apayao by the joint personnel of Luna police, Intelligence and Investigation personnel of Apayao PPO. While Kalinga’s listed No. 5, TMWP, Edelio M. Baawa, 47 was caught in his resident at Buaya, Balbalan, Kalinga for the crime of Attempted Parricide by the joint personnel of Balbalan MPS, PIB and PMFC, Kalinga PPO.
Both Masula and Baawa have recommended bailbond of Php120,000.00 each issued by Judges Victor R Cumigad of RTC Branch 26, Luna, Apayao and Randy Bulwayan of RTC Br 39, Lubuagan, Kalinga, respectively.
Meanwhile, in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) three drug suspects were separately arrested after they sold shabu to the operatives who acted as poseur buyer.
High Value Target (HVT) Jessie C. Puruganan, 40 and a resident of Upper Balsigan, Baguio City and Anthony R. Castillo aka Tulig, 42, and a resident of Kisad Road, Baguio City were pinned down in Barangay Upper Balsigan, Baguio City after they conspired to vend a sachet containing suspected shabu worth Php23,137.2 weighing more than 3.8 grams to one of the operatives who posed as a buyer. In the course of the operation, two (2) more sachet containing suspected shabu and assorted drug paraphernalia and buy-bust money were confiscated and recovered from their possession. Moreover, Emil Jay P. Navalta, 21 and a resident of Purok 2 Padre Zamora, Baguio City was caught in Purok 19 San Carlos Heights, Irisan, Baguio City and seized from his possession were one heat sealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu weighing more or less 0.3 grams worth Php1,000.00 and Php1,000.00 buy bust money.
Likewise, Benguet police arrested another drug pusher identified as Manny Rex D. Sales aka “Rex”, 34 years old in his resident at Shamolog, Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet in the night of the same day. Confiscated evidence were two (2) sachets containing suspected shabu, Php1,000.00 buy bust money and one Samsung cellphone.
All arrested individuals are now under the custody of the police while cases of RA 9165 known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 were filed against the arrested drug suspects.
PBGEN Israel Ephraim Dickson, PROCOR Regional Director also lauded operating units for their noteworthy accomplishments. “May the continuous arrest wanted persons and drug personalities send a message to all outlaws that Cordillera is not a safe refuge for them, we will hunt them down and eventually put them in jail”, Gen Dickson said. (PROCOR RPIO)