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In its intensified anti- criminality campaign, PROCOR operatives arrested 67 wanted persons including six (6) who are listed as Ten Most Wanted Person (TMWP) covering the period from June 18-24, 2018.

Heading the accomplishment is the arrest of Ceasar Binay-og Balawag, 19 year old, married, and a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Dugpa, Pinukpuk, Kalinga. Balawag in the early morning of June 22, 2018 by joint personnel of PIB/PDEU Kalinga PPO, RID-PROCOR, Tabuk CPS, KPMFC, HPG-Kalinga and CIDG-Kalinga. Balawag is charged for the crime of Carnapping and is listed No. 3 TMWP for the 2nd Qtr CY 2018, Regional Level.

In another operation, Florante Gammad Donato, 56 years old, married, Filipino, farmer and resident of Madiangat, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya was arrested by virtue of WOA issued by Judge Joseph P. Baguilat of RTC, Branch 14, Lagawe, Ifugao for Estafa with recommended bail bond of Php180,000.00. Donato was arrested by Tracker team of Lamut MPS and is listed No. 3 TMWP Provincial level for 2nd Qtr. CY 2018.

On June 24, 2018, at Barangay Buting Conception St. Pasig City, joint personnel of PS5, BCPO and CIDG-Baguio arrested Merlina Ador Velasco, 53, married, and a resident of No. 1 Hamada Subdivision Baguio City. Said arrest was made by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Honorable Cecilia Corazon S. Dulay Archog presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 6, Baguio City for Estafa with recommended bail of Php150,000.00 Velasco is listed as No. 5 TMWP station level of station 7, Baguio city.

In Abra, Felipe Altuna Vasquez a.k.a. Ipe, of legal age, native of Sitio San Antonio, Brgy Dumayco, Peñarrubia, Abra was nabbed in the afternoon of June 22, 2018 by joint personnel of Peñarrubia MPS, San Quintin MPS, Abra PPO, PIT Rizal and Cavite, RIU 4-A and San Mateo MPS – Rizal PPO  . He was arrested by virtue of a WOA issued by Hon. Charito B. Gonzales, former Presiding Judge, RTC, Branch 1, Bangued, Abra for the crime of “Rape in relation to R.A. 7610” with no bail recommended and a warrant of arrest issued by Hon. Gavino B. Balbin, former Presiding Judge, RTC, Branch 58, Bucay, Abra for the crime of “Rape in relation to R.A. 7610 with no bail recommended.  Vasquez is listed as No. 1 TMWP for the 2nd Qtr CY 2018, Municipal Level. He was listed as No. 1 TMWP in the municipality of Peñarrubia, Abra.

No. 10 TMWP of Police Station 1, Baguio City Police Office identified as Nelson Viray Agballog, 35, fisherman who was charged for the crime of Theft was nabbed in his residence at Pugo Bawang, La Union in the night of June 22, 2018. He was arrested by virtue of a WOA issued by Hon. Mona Lisa V. Tiongson-Tabora, Presiding Judge of RTC, 1st Judicial Region, Br. 7, Baguio City for Theft with a recommended bail of ₱30,000.00. 

Last among the listed TMWPs is Eleno Burbano Trinidad, 30 years old, single, construction worker and resident of Brgy. Labon, Bucay, Abra who was arrested by virtue of Alias Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Gabino B. Balbin Jr., former Acting Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 58, Bucay, Abra, for “FRUSTRATED MURDER” with Php200,000.00 recommended bail bond. Arrested wanted person is listed No. 5 Top Most Wanted Person Municipal Level, 2ND Quarter CY 2018.

In separate operations undertaken by PROCOR operatives, 67 others were arrested from the different units throughout the region. These accomplishments were commended by the PROCOR leadership as it proved the sincerity of the members of PNP Cordillera in its desire to account all wanted persons and arrest all other persons involved in criminal activities.

“This week’s success is a clear proof that this regional office’s commitment is bringing our closer ties to the community who continuously support our campaign against criminality”. Regional Director PCSupt Rolando Z Nana said.