PSITG Activated to resolve the gruesome killing of Besao Folks
Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet: The municipality of Sagada, a neighboring municipality of Besao, Mountain Province strongly condemns the criminal act perpetrated by a resident of Tubo, Abra who mercilessly murdered three Besao tribesmen in Sitio Baklingayan, Brgy Tabacda, Tubo , Abra.
In a resolution numbered 54-2019 duly signed by all the members of the Sanggunian Bayan of Sagada headed by Hon. Benjamin G Capuyan, they strongly condemns the gruesome killing and demand for justice. Through said resolution, they also expressed their condolences to the bereaved families.
It can be recalled that the victims Mr. Jansen Salibungey Gabaen, Pedro Mabiasan Sauyen and Ronnie Diosan Macayba, all from Barangay Agawa, Besao, Mountain Province were reported missing after they went fishing along the rivers of a deep forest bordering barangay Agawa, Besao and Brgy Baklingayan, Tubo, Abra.
After a few days later, they were found dead at said place on May 27, 2019. Investigation revealed that the bodies of the victims sustained multiple hack wounds and 2 of the bodies were found to be with multiple gunshot wounds.
At present, the lone suspect identified as Marlon Bacalli Batuli went into hiding after confession and the barangay officials and elders of Brgy Tabacda adamantly told him to surrender to the authorities and face the consequences of his acts. A case of three (3) counts of murder was immediately filed against him in court, however he is now at large and is subject to manhunt operation of PROCOR authorities.
Prior to its filing, Police Brigadier General Israel Ephraim Dickson, Regional Director ordered the immediate activation of a Provincial Special Investigation Task Group (PSITG) which will focus on the speedy investigation and case build-up until its filing on June 21, 2019. “The case will not rest here, we still have to wait for the issuance of the warrant of arrest then implement it at all cost so as to give justice and somehow alleviate the suffering of the victims’ families, the barbaric and senseless killing of the victims have no place, we do not tolerate the acts of this murderer”, Gen. Dickson said. (PROCOR RPIO)
Cordillera Cops arrest 5 pushers and destroy 600,000 PHP worth of marijuana plants
Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad Benguet: Over the week’s operation on illegal drugs, five drug suspects were arrested in Cordillera while Php612,000.00 worth of marijuana plants were destroyed.
Recently, Alexander Chavez Gucilatar, 45, driver and resident of Wayside, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet was held in the morning of September 23, 2019 at Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet while Teofilo Nabadang Abellera, was apprehended at Kabildatan, Brgy. Zone 7, Bangued, Abra in the afternoon.
Confiscated from Gucilatar were one sachet of suspected shabu, Php 3,000.00 boodle money, and one mobile phone while two transparent heat sealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, Php1,000.00 buy-bust money, one cellphone and Php520.00 cash money were seized from Abellera.
On the other hand, a female drug pusher identified as Kimberly Anne Alvar Soriano, 42, was apprehended fronting Milan Building Padre Zamora Street, Baguio City in the morning of September 20, 2019, while Erick Catalla Festejo was apprehended along Zone 3, Actividad, Economia Street, Bangued, Abra in the evening of September 19, 2019.
Confiscated from the possession of Soriano were one small transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu wrapped with a small white paper with marking band-aid amounting to Php1,000.00 while 3 transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu; Php1,000.00 buy-bust money; one Redmi cellphone and other drug paraphernalia was seized from the possession of Festejo.
Finally, a 17 year old minor, student of AL’s and a resident of Crystal Cave, Baguio City was taken into custody on September 19, 2019 after he was caught at AL's Building Room A, Military Cut-Off, Baguio City while in possession of one heat sealed sachet of suspected marijuana.
Moreover, a total of Php612,000.00 worth of marijuana plants were destroyed and burned onsite during the conduct of simultaneous marijuana eradications on September 23, 2019.
At Sitio Bacbacan, Brgy. Poblacion, Kibungan, Benguet, more or less 300 seedlings of marijuana plants was discovered in a 60 square meter lot with an estimated Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) value of Php12,000.00 were uprooted while 3,000 fully grown marijuana plants discovered in a land area of 300 square meters with an estimated DDB value of Php600,000.00 was destroyed in Brgy. Babanoy, Tanudan, Kalinga.
PROCOR is sustaining the anti-drug operations and continuously working hard on the strategy to arrest all drug violators in the region in order to achieve drug free region. (PROCOR RPIO)
PROCOR PNP signs MOA for Hospital-based Blood Bank
Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad Benguet: A symbolic signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR), SLU Hospital of the Sacred Heart and Lorma Medical Center Inc. for a hospital-based blood bank that would benefit PNP personnel and their direct dependents was held this morning of September 26, 2019 at the Masigasig grandstand, Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.
The memorandum of agreement aims to strengthen and intensify the advocacy on voluntary blood donation to provide and allocate safe blood supply, sustaining the adequacy, and ensuring accessibility of blood supply.
Signatories were PBGen Israel Ephraim T Dickson, PROCOR Regional Director; Mrs. Carmelyne Dickson, Adviser of the PROCOR Officer Ladies Club; Mr. Ismael G Caasi representing Lorma Medical Center, Inc; Ms. Corazon B Aloo representing SLU Hospital of the Sacred Heart; The SLU Medical Director, Head of Laboratories and Chief Medical Technologist; PLTCol Geraldine Adanglao, Medical officer of the PROCOR Regional Health Service; PLTCol Davy Vicente Limmong, PROCOR Community Affairs Division.
PROCOR was chosen as a partner of the two blood banks who are both DOH Accredited Blood Banks because ever since the PNP has always been a constant source of blood donors for public and private agencies.
In his message, Regional Director Dickson, expressed his support to the provisions of the MOA and encouraged everyone to do the same as sharing blood would mean saving lives, “Let us achieve a substantial supply of blood across the region, increasing blood safety and availability. Our support is imperative in establishing blood donation programs to respond promptly to the outpouring blood demand during emergencies. Let us donate blood regularly and voluntarily, make blood donation a way of life.” He said. (PROCOR RPIO)
CPNP Graces PRO-Cordillera’s 118th Police Service Anniversary
Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad Benguet: The Chief, Philippine National Police Police Director General Oscar David Albayalde, once again graced the celebration of Police Regional Office Cordillera’s 118th Police Service Anniversary with the theme: “Pinaghusay na Serbisyo, Alay sa Sambayanang Pilipino” this morning at the PROCOR Headquarters, Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.
The CPNP and party were warmly welcomed with a native dance rendered by the PROCOR Dance Troupe, and followed by the arrival honors.
The activity was highlighted by the presentation of awards and decorations to deserving PNP units and personnel for their outstanding achievements and performances in the police service. The awarding was spearheaded by the CPNP, assisted by the PROCOR Command group led by the Regional Director, PBGen Israel Ephraim T Dickson.
Awardees for the individual administrative category include: PCOL ALLEN RAE F CO, City Director of Baguio City Police Office, received the Medalya ng Kasanayan and Achievement Award for being the Best Senior Police Commissioned Office (PCO); PCO, PLTCOL JEFFERSON P CARIAGA of Apayao PPO as Best Junior PCO; PEMS Carlos M Pablo of RCD as Best Senior Police Non-Commissioned Police Officer; and PCpl Jafemar C Burgos of RPSMU as Best Junior PNCO.
Likewise, in the field of Operations: PCOL ALFREDO K DANGANI, Provincial Director of Abra PPO, received the Medalya ng Kasanayan and Achievement Award for being the Best Senior Police Commissioned Office (PCO); PCPT LE VONN A MADALANG of RMFB15 as the Best Junior PCO; PCMS Martin B Saguidin, Jr of Baguio CPO, adjudged as Best Senior PNCO and PSSg Julien T Lunag of Ifugao PPO as Best Junior PNCO.
In the Non-Supervisory Level, NUP Illuminada G Lachica, of RLRDD was awarded as Best Non-Uniformed Personnel.
For the Unit awardees, award of recognition and a PNP Unit Distinction Streamer were given to the following recipients: Benguet Police Provincial Office (PPO) as the Best Police Provincial Office; Police Station 9, Baguio CPO, Best City Police Station; Best Municipal Police Station -Daguioman MPS, Abra PPO; Best Maneuver Force Company-1502nd Maneuver Force Coy; Best City Mobile Force Company-Baguio City Mobile Force Company; Best National Administrative Support Unit - Regional Finance Service Office 15; and the Best National Operational Support Unit is the Regional Crime Laboratory Office.
In the Special awards category, following awardees received the same awards: Apayao PPO is awarded for recording the Lowest Crime Volume; Abra PPO, for accounting the most number of Loose Firearms; Baguio CPO for achieving the most significant accomplishment on the campaign against Illegal Drugs; Kalinga PPO for recording the highest Crime Solution and Crime Clearance Efficiencies; Ifugao PPO for recording the Least Administrative Cases of Personnel. Nevertheless, RIAS-COR was awarded 3rd Best at the National Level during the 20th Internal Affairs Service (IAS) Founding Anniversary Celebration, whereas Mountain Province PPO was awarded for initiating declaration of the CPP-NPA as Persona Non Grata in their Area.
Meanwhile, seven individuals were awarded Special Individual Awards for their noble and selfless love for service shown when they boldly rescyed a French family trapped along the road of barangay Gacab, Malibcong, Abra on August 21, 2019. Awardees include: PEMS Edwin B Gubiangan, PCMS Marion A Gacayan, PCpl Larry M Puguon, PCpl Leo F Marrero II, all of Balbalan MPS, Kalinga, and Sgt Charles D del Rosario and PFC Jay-r P Valaquio of the 24IB, 7ID, PA.
In the message of the Chief, PNP, he congratulated PRO-Cordillera for the remarkable accomplishments this year. “Your good work, dedication to duty and your deep commitment to the ideals of service, honor and justice are the best tributes you can render to our forebears”.
Likewise, he congratulated the awardees for their remarkable performance of duties. “Our efforts at the NHQ and all the police regional offices have indeed paid well and I thank you all for this milestone. Kaya inaasahan ko na lalong magiging masigasig ang inyong pagpapatupad ng PNP PATROL Plan 2030.”
He also added that cleansing the PNP ranks remains among his major thrusts along with the relentless war on crime, illegal drugs and corruption, and the enhancement of community engagements. I urged you to continue to strongly support your PNP leadership in realizing these objectives”.
Police Service Anniversary is a yearly celebration to commemorate the establishment of the forerunner organization of the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Constabulary on August 8, 1901.
CTG Member Returns to the Fold of Law
Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad Benguet: A member of the Communist Terrorist Group surrendered to police authorities at Dalupirip, Itogon, Benguet this morning of September 24, 2019.
Police Colonel Elmer Ragay, Benguet Provincial Director identified the surrenderer as DENVER CLETO LICTAG SIMON a.k.a. “FUJI”, 41, and a resident of Dalupirip, Itogon, Benguet. He was the platoon leader and #43 under the Kilusang Larangang Guerrilla (KLG) Montes of the Sangay Yunit Propaganda (SYP) 3/Political Guide Garcia Makati under the Periodic Status Report on Treat Group (PSRTG) during the 2nd Quarter of 2015 which is now a Militia ng Bayan who are apparently the lowest political party of the New People’s Army (NPA). His group was operating in the Provinces of Benguet, Abra, Mountain Province, and ILocos Sur (BAMPIS). Further, he was recruited sometime on 1997-98 at Itogon Benguet.
He turned-over a U.S. Carbine Cal 30 M2 with two magazines and three live ammunition, Caliber 45 pistol without serial number and one inserted magazine with no ammunition and a Fragmentation Hand Grenade M67.
The realization of this endeavor is a result of the extensive close contact of the joint Operatives of PIB, Itogon MPS and PMFC of Benguet PPO; RID, PRO-COR; RIU-14; MIG-2; NISG-NL, and CIDG-CAR who persuaded him to return to the folds of the law.
Mainly because of extreme hardships in the mountains, he decided to surrender and furthermore, he learned the programs of the government and he want to take advantage of the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP).
PBGEN Israel Ephraim T Dickson, PROCOR Regional Director encourages all remaining members and supporters of the New People’s Army to lay down their arms and return to the mainstream of society. “This is a time for NPAs to embrace the path to peace so that progress and development will be felt from the countryside up to the far flung communities”, he added.
He also congratulate the joint operatives for their vigorous action in convincing this member of the CTG’s and he has high hopes that the PNP and AFP can suppress the rebel group soon.
So far, PROCOR PNP has recorded 12 members of the Communist Terrorist Groups and 22 members of the Militia ng Bayan surrendered since January to August 2019. (PROCOR RPIO)