PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group director:
PHILIPPINE National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) director, Colonel Rudolph B. Dimas on Sunday said there won’t be no stopping them from going after wanted rapists in the country while tracking down elusive kidnappers at the same time.
“Galit kami sa rapists,” said the member of PNP Academy Class 1992 who has been ordered by PNP chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar to join the police’s campaign to account for all wanted persons in the country in order to prevent them from victimizing more targets.
Over a dozen persons wanted for non-bailable rape cases have been tracked down by PNP-AKG operatives in different parts of the country since May earning them commendations from Gen. Eleazar.
“The latest to be arrested by the PNP-AKG was Mary Jane Yangyang Olivo, a 39-year old resident of Barangay Amparo, Pavia, Iloilo wanted for a rape case issued by Judge Redentor Esperanza of the Iloilo City Regional Trial Court Branch 22 last Thursday.
Col. Dimas said the jobless suspect and her live-in partner Cristanto Sano were charged with the rape of a young woman. Sano is still being hunted as of press time.
The court recommended no bail for the two’s temporary liberty.
Last July 1, PNP-AKG operatives also arrested Loreto Irao, a 36-year old driver residing in Bgy. Tumana, Marikina City on the basis of a warrant of arrest for rape issued by Judge Constantino Esber of the Naval, Biliran RTC.
On the same day, PNP-AKG men arrested 53-year old Nardo Resullar, the subject of a non-bailable rape case issued by LJudge Edwin Malazarte of the Lianga, Surigao del Sur RTC Branch 28 on October 20, 2016.
“The suspect was found to be using the name Bernardo Pabia when arrested for another rape case in Bohol. He is now being held at the Bohol District Jail in Tagbilaran City,’ said Dimas.
Gen. Eleazar praised the PNP-AKG for their continuing efforts to send wanted criminals to jail. “I would like to commend the efforts of the PNP-AKG to not only arrest incidents of kidnapping-for-ransom but also for their unrelenting campaign to jail persons wanted for heinous crimes including rape and murder in the country,” said the PNP chief who also used to be a former anti-kidnapping official instrumental in the neutralization of some of the country’s most wanted kidnappers in the early 2000.
Since May, PNP-AKG operatives have hauled to jailed at least 18 rape suspects as part of their efforts to prevent the accused from preying on more victims if they remained at-large.
Last April 23, anti-kidnapping agents shot dead most wanted rape suspect Arnel Capangpangan during a gunfight in Liloan, Cebu which broke out while they were trying to arrest the latter. Two co-accused of the slain suspect were arrested during the same operation.