Ladao named task force Tugis head

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao, former Central Luzon police director, has been designated by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima to head Task Force Tugis, which is in charge of running after high profile fugitives in the country.

"Ladao is known for his investigative skills. He is a highly skilled police operative," PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said.

"He is the best man to head Task Force Tugis. He is the most competent and most available to attend to the mission of the unit," Sindac added.

Ladao is also a former chief of the Northern Police District and the Zambales provincial police office.

It was also Purisima who relieved Senior Superintendent Conrado Capa as head of Task Force Tugis for promotion and assigned him to Cebu after he nabbed high profile fugitive Delfin Lee of Globe Asiatique.

Capa managed to arrest Lee at Hyatt Hotel in Malate, Manila last March 6 while the Communist Party of the Philippines leaders Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma were captured by combined elements of police and military in Cebu recently.

Retired Major General Jovito Palparan, former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and his brother, former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, and former Dinagat Island Representative Ruben Ecleo are the remaining targets of Task Force Tugis.

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