BAGUIO

Benguet's 7th most wanted person arrested

BENGUET Province's seventh most wanted person was collared by joint operatives of the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station (MPS) tracker team, Benguet Provincial Police Office (BPPO), Regional Intelligence Division (RID), and the Kabayan MPS Monday afternoon, August 19.

The suspect was identified as Sherwin Galingon Bilog, 40, married, from Bontoc, Mountain Province, and a resident of Purim 28, Irisan, Baguio City.

The arrest was made by virtue of a warrant issued by Judge Amylesha Macaraeg of the Municipal Trial Court, 1st Judicial Region in a Benguet Province for robbery.

Bilog is allegedly a member of an acetylene gang operating nationwide under the "Gipson Belingen" group, also known as "Sagandoy Acetylene Group."

He is currently under the custody of the La Trinidad MPS for documentation and medical examination.

Meanwhile, a parole violator was rearrested on the same day by the Itogon MPS through a warrant of arrest and recommitment issued on July 7, 2019 by Natividad Dizon, chairman of the board of the Board of Pardons and Parole.

The parole violator was identified as Clifford Pasabing Matias, 52, married, a native and resident of Surong, Virac, Itogon, Benguet.

Matias was convicted by the Regional Trial Court Branch 7 Baguio City and the Court of Appeals for robbery with homicide and was granted parole, but violated conditions under his parole.

Matias was brought to the Itogon MPS for proper documentation prior to coordination and turnover to the Board of Pardons and Parole at Diliman, Quezon City.


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