THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has started the manhunt for nine former policemen accused of killing four Philippine Army soldiers in June 2020, PNP Chief Debold Sinas said on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Sinas said the tracker teams are composed of personnel from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Intelligence Group (IG) and Police Regional Office (PRO) Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR).
“According to last report nandun sila sa Jolo, lahat nakauwi na. We are negotiating for some ‘yung gusto mag-surrender nakipag-negotiate na they assured ‘yung safety nila,” he said in an interview.
“Ang sabi ko as long as they surrender wala akong problema but the manhunt is still ongoing,” he added.
The manhunt was launched more than a week after the Jolo Sulu Regional Trial Court issued the arrest warrant against the nine dismissed policemen on January 14.
The nine former officers are Abdelzhimar H. Padjiri, Hanie U. Baddiri, Iskandar I. Susulan, Ernisar P. Sappal, Sulki M. Andaki, Mohammad Nur E. Pasani, Almudzrin M. Hadjaruddin, Alkajal J. Mandangan and Rajiv G. Putalan.
They were charged over the killing of Major Marvin Indammog, Captain Irwin Managuelod, Sergeant Jaime Velasco and Corporal Abdal Asula at a police checkpoint in Jolo, Sulu on June 29, 2020. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo / SunStar Philippines)