PIA Press Release
PNP Caraga arrests suspected illegal fishers
By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania
Butuan City (10 June) -- On June 7, 2009 at 6:30 in the morning at the Territorial Waters of Baliwon, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur and Lanuza Bay Development Alliance, PNP personnel of Carrascal Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Gerafel Manlangit Ulvida, Bantay Dagat PNCO together with SPO2 Ronnie C Daano, SPO1 Ricky S Bautista and Fish Warden Rufino Escultor Bolabog Jr seized an unmarked white/blue fishing boat allegedly owned by Mrs Aljean Rose Rosas, of legal age, married and resident of Barangay Linintian, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur.
Said fishing boat locally known as "Liba-Liba" is being used in illegal fishing activities.
The crew of said fishing board was also apprehended, namely:
- Alex Justol Tamayo, 49 years old, married, resident of Socorro, Surigao del Norte;
- Joseph Ruaza Mira (Boat Captain), 32 years old, married and resident of Barangay Lininti-an, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur;
- Rarnel Barrico Miano (Engine Master), 20 years old, single and resident of Tacloban, Leyte;
- Reynante Terana Salipot, 22 years old, single, resident of Tacloban, Leyte;
- 5. Lolito Decera Bou Jr, 22 years old, single, resident of Socorro, Surigao del Norte;
- Rudel Ruaya Sumayang Laurente, 33 years old, married, resident of Tacloban, Leyte;
- Vidal Alemanio, of legal age, married, resident of Tacloban, Leyte; and
- Michael Resula, of legal age, married, resident of Linintian, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur.
Apprehended persons and seized fishing boat are now under the custody of Carrascal Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.
Report on found dead body
On June 7, 2009 at 1:20 in the morning at Barangay 9, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, Hon. Availino Valdueza, Punong Barangay of Barangay 9, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte reported to Buenavista Municipal Police Station thru telephone call of a floating dead female body.
PNP elements of Buenavista Municipal Police Station identified the victim as Victoria Flores, 53 years old and resident of Purok-3, Barangay Sacol, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.
Investigation is ongoing to determine possible foul play. Progress report to follow.
Report on shooting incident
On June 6, 2009 at 2:00 in the morning in Barangay Masgad, Malimono, Surigao del Norte, a certain Generoso Tiempo, 48 years old, single, farmer and resident of said place was shot using short firearm of unknown caliber by the suspect identified as one Crisente Estrella, 54 years old, married, farmer and resident of said place.
Victim sustained one gunshot wound at the right face portion and immediately brought to Caraga Regional Hospital for treatment.
Suspect who was allegedly under the influenced of liquor fled after the incident. Motive of suspect is still unknown. Progress report to follow.
Report on CT encounter
On June 8, 2009 at 9:00 in the morning at the vicinity of Sitio Kibantang Loren, Barangay Sta Cruz, Rosario, Agusan del Sur, a team from Bravo Company, 36 IB, Phil Army led by 2Lt Ryan Perez encountered a group of armed men believed to be Communist Terrorists (CTs). The encounter left one casualty from the CT group and the recovery of one unit m14 rifle with serial number 1374567 at the site of the encounter.
There are no reported casualties on the government side. Hot pursuit operation is still on going against the withdrawing enemies.
PNP arrests wanted persons
On June 5, 2009 at 9:30 in the evening at Purok-2, Barangay Libertad, Butuan City, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Statio 3 led by PINSP Nestro P Delfin apprehended the suspect identified as Lito Inocencio, 38 years old, single and resident of said place by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Judge Dennis Castilla, MTCC Branch 1, Libertad, Butuan City dated January 26, 2009 docketed under CC number 38809 for malicious mischief with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 10,000.00.
Said person now detained at Butuan City Police Station 3 for proper disposition.
Also, on June 7, 2009 at 9:30 in the morning at Barangay Alang-alang, Surigao City, PNP elements of Surigao City Police Station led by SPO4 Ceferino Armadilla Guzman Jr arrested the suspect identified as Cepriano Ibale, 49 years old, single, jobless and resident of said place by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Rowena Apao Adlawan of RTC Branch 2, Tagum City charged for the crime of rape docketed under CC numbers 16611/16612 dated June 2, 2009 with no bailbond recommended.
Subject is under the custody of Surigao City Police Station and waiting for the commitment order of the issuing court.
Meanwhile, on June 8, 2009 at 4:00 in the afternoon at Sitio Casasiman, Barangay Bit-os, Butuan City, a certain Rogelio Labrado, 46 years old, married and resident of said place was arrested by SPO3 Andales of Butuan City Police Station 1 by virtue of WOA issued by Hon judge Emmanuel Escatron of RTC Branch 2, Libertad, Butuan City for the crime of murder docketed under CC number 12680 dated April 18, 2009.
Subject was detained at Butuan City Police Station 1 for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]