Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Police authorities were able to arrest six (6) Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) including the Top 7 MWP of CALABARZON in a 24-hour manhunt operation regionwide on Monday, February 7, PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN MATTHEW P BACCAY said.

Joint elements of La Paz MPS, Sta. Rosa CPS, and Los Baños MPS conducted manhunt operation at Brgy. Laungcupang, La Paz, Tarlac that resulted in the arrest of Jovany MANCAY Yedra, tagged as Top 7 MWP of CALABARZON by virtue of alias Warrant of Arrest for two (2) counts of Qualified Rape with Criminal Case No. 27785/86-2021-C issued by HON. CAESAR CUETO BUENAGUA, Presiding Judge RTC Br. 8, Calamba City, Laguna dated February 22, 2021 with no bail recommended.

Meanwhile, Jerico GERONIMO Naypa, 25 years old, one of the MWPs of Calumpit, Bulacan was arrested during manhunt operation at Brgy. Gatbuca, Calumpit, Bulacan by joint operating troops of 301st MC, RMFB3, Bulacan 1st PMFC, Bulacan, 2nd PMFC, Balagtas MPS, Palayan CPS, and 1st PMFC NEPPO by virtue of WOA for violation of R.A. 7610 with Criminal Case No. 2736-M-2021 issued by HON. FLERIDA P. ZABALLA-BANZUELA, Presiding Judge, Third Judicial Region, RTC Branch 17, Malolos City, Bulacan dated June 11, 2021.

Moreover, after hiding for nearly six (6) years, Joey Mark CALADIAO y CRUZ, 28 years old, one of the MWPs of Guagua, Pampanga, was arrested by joint elements of Guagua MPS and 1St PMFC, Pampanga during manhunt operation at Brgy. Magsaysay, Guagua, Pampanga by virtue of WOA for the crime of Rape under par.1(a), Art. 266-A of the Revised Penal Code as amended by RA 8353 under Criminal Case Number G-15-10844, G-15-10845, G-15-10846 and G-15-10847 dated February 10, 2016 issued by HON. JESUSA MYLENE C. SUBA-ISIP, Presiding Judge RTC Branch 49, Guagua, Pampanga with no bail recommended.                                                                                                                

Similarly, Bienvenido VARGAS y Dimla, 63 years old, one of the MWPs of Floridablanca, Pampanga was arrested by elements of Floridablanca MPS during a manhunt operation at Brgy. Fortuna, Floridablanca, Pampanga by virtue of WOA arrest for two (2) counts of Acts of Lasciviousness issued by HON. MERIDETH D. DELOS SANTOS-MALIG, Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Third Judicial Region, Branch 51, Guagua, Pampanga.

Also, Jose VALENZUELA Y Asotic, Top 3 MWP of Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija, was arrested by joint elements of Sto. Domingo PS, 3rd Platoon, 2nd PMFC NEPPO, and 303rd MC RMFB3 during a manhunt operation at Barangay Gen. Luna, Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija by virtue of WOA for two (2) counts of Qualified Theft, issued by Hon. ARNOLD A. GARCIA, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 86, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija dated October 21, 2021.

Further, joint elements of Candaba MPS and Pampanga 2nd PMFC conducted manhunt operation at Brgy. Pasig, Candaba, Pampanga that resulted in the arrest of Pedro TOLENTINO y Calderon, 43 years old, one of the MWPs of Candaba, Pampanga by virtue of alias WOA of the crime of Murder under Criminal Case No. 6672-M-2021 with no bail recommended dated December 14, 2021 issued by HON. CRISOSTOMO J DAÑGUILAN, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court, Third Judicial Region, Branch 21 City of Malolos, Bulacan.

“We continue to step up our campaign to eradicate all forms of criminality including intensification of manhunt operations against wanted persons within the region and we will not stop until we have accounted them all,” PBGEN BACCAY said.