PNP-CIDG jails 4 most wanted

January 29, 2023 People's Journal 127 views

FOUR most wanted persons in the country were hauled to jail by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) in separate manhunt operations on Friday, PNP-CIDG director, Brigadier General Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said Sunday.

In a report to PNP chief, General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr., the PNP-CIDG director said three of the four are the subjects of non-bailable rape cases.

One of the three suspects was accused of sexually abusing a minor whom he allegedly forced to take a pill inside the victim’s condominium unit in Mandaluyong City on June 15, 2018, the official said. The suspect allegedly raped the victim when she lost consciousness.

Judge Rizalina Capco-Umali of the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court Branch 12 heard the case filed against the accused on June 18 of the same year and ordered his arrest without bail on November 26, 2018.

Last Wednesday, members of the CIDG Women and Children Complaints Unit under Colonel Ma. Ivy P. Castillo tracked down the accused inside Unit 401 of Capri Oasis Solare Building located along Dr. Sixto Avenue in Barangay Maybunga, Pasig City.

Col. Castillo withheld the name of the accused who victimized a minor amid their non-disclosure policy on matters concerning women and children victims and their offenders while their cases are still being heard.

The 2nd suspect identified as Ariel Tejero, a resident of Bgy. Amabocan in Cauayan City, Isabela was arrested last Monday on the basis of a warrant for statutory rape issued by Judge Michelle Videz of the Echague, Isabela RTC Branch 24 last December 12.

Tagged as the no. 5 most wanted person in Isabela province, the suspect is now being held in a local police jail.

The 3rd identified as Jolito Ticoy, 57,fisherman from Bgy. Libertad, Capoocan, Leyte was served another warrant of arrest for rape while inside the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology detention center in Carigara town on Tuesday. The suspect, described as the 2nd most wanted man in Leyte was ordered arrested by Jude Emelinda Maquilan of the Carigara RTC Branch 13.

Brig. Gen. Caramat said the 4th suspect identified as Suzette Zamora,45, a woman wanted for 35 counts of violation of Batas Pambansa 22 or the anti-bouncing check law was arrested in Bgy. Sta. Maria in Mabalacat City in Pampanga on Friday.

Judge Ronald Sandoval of the Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija Municipal Trial Court issued a warrant of arrest against the suspect for 17 counts of violation of BP 22 with a P12,000 bail recommended for each case.

Judge Maria Lourdes Tolentino of the San Fernando City Metropolitan Trial Court ordered her arrest for seven counts of violation of BP 22 with a P30,000 bail recommended for each case.

A 3rd, Judge Esmeralda Valerio-Morada of the Angeles City MTCC also ordered the arrest of the accused for 11 counts of violation of BP 22 with an P84,00 0 recommended bail.

Brig. Gen. Caramat said that incidental to her arrest, CIDG operatives also recovered a sub-machine gun, a 12-gauge shotgun, one caliber 5.56 M-16 automatic rifle, a cal. 9mm semi-automatic pistol and several magazines with live ammunition inside the suspect’s residence.

The suspect was taken to the CIDG Angeles City Field Unit for further investigation of her purported involvement in gunrunning activities in some parts of Central Luzon, said the PNP-CIDG director. 

“As we continue our campaign against wanted criminals, we are also strengthening our goal of making our communities safe for our fellow citizens. We also reaffirm to the public that we investigate, file a complaint in court based on our investigation, arrest and imprison culprits, and guarantee that offenders are held accountable for their actions,” Brig. Gen. Caramat said.