Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte – In consonance to the call of PGEN DEBOLD M SINAS, Chief, Philippine National Police, to double the efforts in hunting down all the fugitives, authorities of Police Regional Office (PRO8) arrested 113 Wanted Persons and 85 Other Offenders in a regionwide day-long police operation simultaneously conducted on April 29, 2021.
In relation to the sustained anti-criminality efforts of this PRO, six (6) Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) from the Regional/Provincial/Municipal/City Station level were apprehended while 107 other wanted persons were arrested.
Accordingly, the intensified implementation of special laws during the day-long operation resulted in the arrest of 41 personalities involved in illegal fishing; five (5) in illegal logging; 32 in illegal gambling; and seven (7) drug suspects.
Moreover, two (2) members of the Communist-Terrorist Group (CTG) voluntarily surrendered to the authorities of this PRO. The surrenderees were identified as “Ka Paul”, 54, a PSR listed under Provincial White Area Committee (PWAC) and designated as BOP Organizer; and “Ka Nilo/Dodoy”, 29, Team Leader of M2 SRC Emporium under C.O KAMPI and V.C.O DUROK.
Accordingly, “Ka Paul” also turned-in a cal. 45 pistol marked as FABRINOR VICTORIA with SN 71-04-00584-99, and one (1) magazine and thirteen (13) rounds of live ammunition of the same caliber. A financial assistance was initially given to the CTG members prior their application of the E-CLIP.
On the other hand, the heightened implementation of RA 10591 generated significant result as 32 various firearms were voluntarily turned-over to this PRO.
PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, directed all the Units to intensify the implementation of its operational efforts to secure the peace and order in the communities. “We need to hunt down those who are still running away from the law and put them behind bars so justice will be served to their victims,” he said.
Should you have any inquiry, please contact us through the following numbers and social media accounts: Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) 09551369334; and Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or Youtube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official Youtube Channel of PRO8).