PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012
Nueva Vizcaya cop chief vows to solve sensational casesby Ben Moses Ebreo
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, January 6 (PIA) -– The Philippine National Police (PNP) here will exert more effort in solving sensational cases in the province this year, Police Senior Supt. Elmer Beltejar, PNP provincial director said.
In a courtesy call with Gov. Luisa Cuaresma, he said that while the crime volume in the province was lower by 46 percent in 2011 compared to 2010's crime solution efficiency rate of 86.77 percent, they should not be complacent but rather exert more effort on lowering the crime incidents and solving of cases in the province.
“This year, we will be more active in our efforts to solve crime incidents in the province, especially those sensational cases,” Beltejar said.
He also underscored that the province did not experience any violent encounter with the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels despite their presence along the boundaries of Nueva Vizcaya.
Beltejar also said they will be presenting an operational plan to the provincial board designed to prevent the commission of crimes such as those perpetrated by ‘riding in tandem’ assassins who prey for their targets in exchange for huge sums of money.
“We will be presenting this plan to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and we hope that this will be embodied in an ordinance for purposes of sustainability and legal enforcement,” he said.
Among the sensational criminal cases in the province, Beltejar said were the killing of former Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) provincial federation president Joemel Cacal in March and the murder of Arlyne Fernandez, budget officer of the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) in October 2011.
The killing of barangay captain Hernani Obania of Bone South in Aritao town has been solved with the recent arrest of the prime suspect Ferdinand Ysit, a former NPA member. (TCB/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)