Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN MATTHEW P BACCAY said that 17 Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) were arrested during  the three-day separate manhunt operations region wide from March 14 to 16.

PBGEN BACCAY noted that most arrested fugitives have standing warrants for Rape and violation of RA 9165 or also known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

In Pampanga, six (6) MWPs were caught by police identified as Paul Francis DIZON y Tantamco, 31 years old for violation of RA 10883 or “New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016”; Philip MENDIOLA y Carreon, 32 years old for Statutory Rape, Art. 266-A of the RPC as amended R.A 8353 and five (5) counts of Anti Child Abuse Law R.A 7610; Roland VALENCIA y Jimenez, 40 years old for violation of Art. XXII, Sec. 261(q) of the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines as amended by R.A. 7166 in relation to COMELEC Gun Ban and Slight Physical Injuries; Joselito Domingo SAMSON, 47 years old for violations of RA 8353 in Relation to RA 7610 and Art. 266-2 of the RPC as Amended by RA 8353 in Relation to SEC. 5 (B) of RA 7610; Melbin GONZALES y Mercado, 20 years old, for the crime of Carnapping; and Anthony BAUTISTA y Canlas, 37 years old, for violation of Sec. 5 & 11, ART II, R.A. 9165.   

Meanwhile, Nueva Ecija cops were able to capture four (4) MWPs identified as Michael GALVEZ y Gatmaitan, 48 years old for violation of Sec. 5 and 11, Art. 2 of RA 9165; Ruel DALIGDIG y Amolo, 38 years old for Rape (Relation to Art. 266-B (1), RPC of Art 266-A); Alvin John JAVIER y Lumibao, 33 years old for violation of Sec. 11 & Sec. 12, Art. 2 of RA 9165; and Jeric GARCIA y Vengazo, 27 years old, for Rape.

Moreover, three (3) MWPs were nabbed by Tarlac police namely John Paul MACALISANG y Datu, 24 years old, tagged as one of the MWPs of Tarlac, for Qualified Theft; Lizel BAUTISTA y Santiago, 28 years old, for Slight Physical Injuries; and Cesar MALGANA JR y Cainglet, 38 years old, listed as Top 2 MWP of Moncada, Tarlac for Qualified Theft.

Other MWPs that were arrested were Lebert ORENSE y Penano, 38 years old, Top 3 MWP of Mariveles, Bataan for Qualified Theft; Alvin SAMPANG y Laus 44 years old, one of the MWPs of Dinalupihan, Bataan for Acts of Lasciviousness under Sec.5(b) of R.A. 7610 and Rose Ann DALINDIN y Valdez, 30 years old, one of the MWPs of Cabangan, Zambales for Perjury and Reynier AQUINA, 23 years old, one of the MWPs of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan for Robbery.

“I commend the operating teams for their continuous commitment to account and arrest these wanted persons so that they could face prosecution, be made answerable for their crimes so that justice could be given to their victims,” PBGEN BACCAY added.