129 wanted persons nabbed in Cordillera

SOME 129 wanted individuals, including 27 most wanted persons (MWP), were arrested in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) last February.

In a report by the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Cordillera, Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) had the most arrest with 56, followed by Benguet Provincial Police Office (PPO) with 28 arrests, Abra PPO with 16, Ifugao PPO with 13, Apayao PPO and Kalinga PPO with seven arrests each, and Mountain Province with two.

Of the 27 most wanted persons, one is listed in the regional level, three in provincial level and six listed in the city level while the 17 others were listed in different municipal and station levels.

Jerry Cosendo Pinder, who has been listed as the eighth MWP in the regional level, was arrested by the operatives of La Trinidad Municipal Police Station (MPS) for rape.

Chrisanto Bandao Napadawan, who has been listed as eighth MWP in Benguet, was arrested by Itogon MPS for violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children.

Arnold Wa-il Bag-ayan, who has been listed as the number 1 MWP, was nabbed in Kalinga for two counts of rape, while Joshue Esteban Opay, who has been listed as the fourth MWP Ifugao, was arrested by operatives of Tinoc MPS also for rape.

Baguio City's third MWP Jun Baldonado Pinto was collared by the Pacdal Police Station (PS3) for statutory rape, while Jim Vincent Rasalan Geronimo, the fifth MWP, was charged with rape.

Mark Anthony Parides Layva, who has been listed as number 7 MWP, was charged with estafa (Article 315) as amended by Presidential Decree 1689 for swindling, and Joel Binwag Caldito, who has been listed as number 8 MWP, was arrested for murder.

BCPO-Legarda Police Station also nabbed Britch Chumacog Almasan for illegal recruitment while in a separate operation, Edson Bangbanga, alias "Eds Taudi/Ed Taudi," the number 7 MWP, was arrested for murder.


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