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Campaign Against Loose Firearms - 2014 PDF Print

May  13, 2014


The WESMINCIDU-CIDG led by PSUPT Luisito Magnaye served a search warrant  today (May 13, 2014) in a ricemill located at Purok Bagong Silang, Barangay Kauswagan, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay that resulted in the seizure of 1 M14 rifle, 1 baby armalite,1 M16 rifle, 1 caliber .22 rifle, 1 carbine, 1 shotgun, 1 caliber .45 pistol, 1 Armscor airgun rifle and several ammunition.

Based on a written report submitted by PSUPT Magnaye, Acting Regional Chief of WESMINCIDU to PDIR Benjamin B. Magalong, CIDG Director,  a brief shoot-out ensued that caused death to JOVER GUILLERMO SILIM , owner of the premises subject of search warrant.

Magnaye added that Silim was armed with M14 rifle when he engaged himself in a firefight against the operating team.  The suspect incurred gunshot wound in the chest and was immediately brought to Wilfredo Palma Memorial Hospital in Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay where he expired while undergoing medical treatment.

This successful operation is is accordance with the transformation program of the

January 16, 2014

CIDG capture 2 gang syndicates, arrests of gang leader, seizes of guns and drugs in Compostela Valley, Panabo City and in Davao City.

Intensified drive on “Oplan Salikop”, "Pagtugis" and "Paglalansag Omega" by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has resulted in the arrest of Criminal gang syndicates, seizure of firearms and confiscation of undetermined amount of suspected drugs in Compostela Valley, Panabo City and Davao City.

CIDG Acting Director, Police Chief Superintendent Benjamin B Magalong said that operatives from Region 11 headed by PSSupt Joel Pernito conducted police operation in the area of Purok 2, Brgy Poblacion, COMVAL Province yesterday afternoon resulting in the arrest of Elmer Tagoon y Nunez @Mike, leader of Mike Nunez Criminal Gang, and 5 other suspects.

Pernito added that team of COMVAL Cidg confiscated 2 firearms of different caliber, undetermined amount of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia and cash money believed to be proceeds from drugs.

In Panabo City, arrested were 2 members of “torres criminal gang” operating in Davao region identified as Rovelito Tan y Dio, 33 and a resident of Purok 3-b, Barangay San Francisco, Panabo City and Rogelio Fernandez y Sugetarios, 54, resident of Purok Atis, Panabo City yesterday at around 2:45 pm in a buy bust operation possessing 1unit of 38 caliber and 1unit of 45 colt with 2 magazines and ammunitions.

Another successful operation on January 13 by the CIDG Davao City members led by Pci Warren Dablo together with the local police in the area of Barangay Lasang arrested the suspects in an entrapment operation that resulted in the captured of gang leader Jay-ar Ombao, 26 and his cohorts Apollo Laluna, 30 seizure of 1 cal. 45 and 1 ingram machine gun with live ammunition. Magalong added that Ombao and Laluna are engaged in gun running.

Meanwhile, all arrested suspects are detained at 11RCIDU while the charged for violation of PD 1866 as amended by RA 8294 or illegal possession of firearms and R.A. 9165 known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 were filed against them

January 15, 2014


On January 14, 2014 about 6:13 AM joint elements of Nueva Ecija CIDT led by PCI Roger V Sebastian and PIDMB-NEPPO implemented a search warrant issued by Hon Angelo C Perez, Presiding Judge of RTC Br. 27, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija at Brgy. Pantok Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija, which resulted in the arrest of Primitivo Estacio Y Galang. Among the confiscated firearms are 1 unit of Colt M16 Baby Armalite Rifle, 1 caliber 357 revolver (homemade) with marking Smith & Wesson, 2 pcs long magazine for M16, 3 pcs short magazine for M16, and 45 pcs live ammunitions for M16.

Another police operation in 13RCIDU of the same day, operatives of Surigao del Norte CIDT led by PCI Napoleon P Duquez and the local police also implemented search warrant issued at Surigao City against Agkhan Palagawad Manangkitan@Aga at KM #3 Brgy. Luna Surigao City. PSUPT Bowenn Joey Masauding, 13RCIDU Chief, said that upon implementation of search warrant they recovered 8 pcs. Magazine Assembly for M16 Armalite rifle; 172 pcs. ammunitions for M16 Armalite rifle; and 1 pc.Bandolier color black.

Search was done in an orderly manner, while cases for violation of RA 10591 are being prepared against Estacio and Manangkitan. On the other hand, Chief of 12RCIDU PSSUPT Manuel E Cornel told in his report to PCS Benjamin B Magalong that on January 10, 2014 at about 11:30 PM Sarangani CIDT team accidentally seized sacks of homemade rifle along Brgy. Datal Bukay, Glan, Sarangani Province. Cornel said their purpose is to conduct operation against Wanted Person when Police Auxilliary Roque Mabuhay reported that there were 2 male persons passing along the highway carrying a sack which they suspected to contain firearms. Immediately, operatives accosted the said suspects for questioning which resulted to recover a sack containing homemade rifle also known as “surit” propelled with 3 live ammunitions of M16A1. Suspects later identified as Arnel Pondong y Kabca and Roger Maguan y Maguan of Glan, Sarangani. Both are now facing charges of PD 1866 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition).

Meanwhile, a buy-bust operation was conducted by the elements of Misamis Oriental CIDT headed by PSSUPT Pedro A Austria, Chief, 10RCIDU, on January 13, 2014 at 7:00 in the evening at Brgy. Poblacion, Opol, Misamis Oriental. Arrested suspect was identified as Ricsmith Abella y Castel, 27, a Philippine Army Soldier assigned at Hqs, Svc Coy, 4ID and a resident of Poblacion, Manticao, Misamis Oriental and Ruel Cullamar y Galleros aka “Tata”, 35 y/o and a resident of Brgy. 5 Cagayan de Oro City. Said suspects arrested after they received marked money from a CIDG personnel acted as poseur buyer of an unlicensed firearm. Recovered from their possession and control is 1 Cal.45 pistol marked Remington, 2 pcs. Magazines for cal.45 pistol, marked money of 200.00 bill and money amounting to Php 1,500.00. Austria said that suspects were reportedly engaged in gunrunning activities of Cebu made firearms. A case for violation of PD 1866 is being filed against them

PCS Benjamin Magalong, Acting Director, CIDG is serious in eradicating all this unlawful men of society bearing these unlicensed firearms thru one of his Priority Program Thrust “OPLAN PAGLALANSAG OMEGA”.

April 30, 2014


The CIDG, with Police Director Benjamin B. Magalong as its Director, has remained steadfast in its campaign against Loose Firearms that its detectives are constantly performing their mandated tasks to defeat outlaws committing violence all over the country.

In a written report submitted by 3RCIDU Regional Chief PSSupt Ismael Fernandez to Magalong, the detectives of 3RCIDU led by PCI Heryl Bruno and PSI Madtaib M Jalman together with the members of PRO3 and in coordination with FESAGS (Firearms and Explosives in PRO 3), served a search warrant issued by Judge Ramon D Pamular of RTC Branch 32, Guimba, Nueva Ecija against AMADO SERRANO Y GOMEZ for Violation of RA 10591 that yielded in the seizure of 14 units of 9 mm pistols, 14 units of gauge shotgun, 16 units of calibre .38, one unit of calibre .45 and assorted live ammunition.

Fernandez said, the search was carried out yesterday morning (April 29, 2014) in the residence of subject (AMADO SERRANO Y GOMEZ) at Pabalan Street, San Antonio, Manibaug, Paralaya, Porac, Pampanga. Incidentally, SERRANO, the lone subject of the warrant was not around during the implementation of the same but his son and a Barangay Kagawad witnessed its implementation and said the authorities properly served the warrant with utmost courtesy.

Fernandez added Serrano is the owner of a Security Agency which is reportedly delinquent for not renewing license and other related documents for the aforementioned firearms. All seized firearms and ammunition are presently under the custody of the operating unit for investigation and proper disposition.

This remarkable accomplishment evidently shows the zealousness of the CIDG Team to weed out all criminal elements in our country which is in conformity with the CODE-P 2013 and



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