4 ‘most wanted persons’ in Zamboanga nabbed

OPERATIVES of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula have arrested in separate law enforcement operations four most wanted persons in Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay provinces.

Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified them as the following: Elvin Olaja Amalan, 34; Jose Villamor Bation, 61; Sammy Salam Basala, 52; and, Ruben Opawon Silim, 25.

Ylagan said Amalan was arrested in a law enforcement operation by way of service of warrant of arrest around 7:45 a.m. Thursday in Tugop Muslim village, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Amalan, who is the top 1 most wanted person in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, had standing warrant of arrest for the crimes of murder, frustrated murder and arson issued by the court of Ipil town, the province’s capital.

The court had set a P200,000 bail for Amalan’s frustrated murder case, but no bail has been recommended for the crimes murder and arson.

Ylagan said Bation was arrested around 9:45 p.m. Thursday in Del Pilar village, Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Bation, the top 2 most wanted person in Piñan, had standing warrants of arrest for the crime of two-count rape with no recommended bail issued on August 28, 2007 by the court of Dipolog City.

Ylagan said Basala, the top 5 most wanted person in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, was arrested around 2:25 p.m. Thursday in Matiag in that town.

Basala was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest for the crime of murder with no recommended bail issued on April 6, 2002 by the court of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.

Ylagan saidt Silim, top 8 most wanted person of Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay, was arrested around 10:20 a.m. Thursday in Madalag village, Jose Dalman, Zamboanga Del Norte.

Silim had a standing warrant of arrest for the crime of statutory rape with no recommended bail issued on January 13, 2021 by the court of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Meanwhile, Ylagan has ordered his personnel to continue the campaign against wanted persons in the region. (SunStar Philippines)


SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!