PROCOR CAMP BADO DANGWA: PRO-COR continues to gain headway in its campaign against loose firearms and illegal logging with the full cooperation and support of the local officials and the community. 

“We should be vigilant and pro-active in our campaign against all illegal activities to lessen threat to the peace and order situation in the region,’ PCSUPT Elmo Francis Oco Sarona, PROCOR Regional Director once said in his guidance.  

A farmer was arrested for illegal possession of firearm after he allegedly fired his gun near a wake at Sa-ngal, Bashoy, Kabayan, Benguet in the morning of March 13, 2017. Through tipped information from a concerned citizen, suspect Walter Pasigon Tagure, 36, native and a resident of Sayokong, Adaoay, Kabayan, Benguet fired his gun that led to his arrest by the responding personnel of Kabayan MPS. The suspect while in the custody of the police also uttered words threatening the members of Kabayan MPS. 

Recovered from his possession was a Cal.45 pistol, two empty Cal.45 Magazine, one black hip holster and one brown leather magazine pouch. It can be recalled that Tagure has served his sentence at New Bilibid Prison for the same offence in 2006 to 2008. 

In another police operation, two log transporters were arrested after they failed to present pertinent documents to support the transport of lumber at Sitio Attandi, Cudog, Lagawe in the night of March 13, 2017.  

Prior to their arrest, a concerned citizen informed the police that illegal lumber will be transported from Barangay Munggayang, Kiangan to Poblacion South, Lagawe, Ifugao.  

Immediately, Lagawi MPS conducted a checkpoint and was able to flag down a blue Isuzu Mini Dump Truck driven by Romel Angel y Aydinan, 42, driver and a resident of Kiangan, Ifugao and his helper identified as Kenneth Ilanan Dumapi, 22, a resident of Munggayang, Kiangan, Ifugao. 

Pieces of lumber of different sizes and dimensions were seized and brought to Ifugao PPO for further investigation.  

The arrested three suspects are now under the custody of the concerned operating units and appropriate charges were filed against them in court. (PROCOR RPIO)