January 14, 2019
A National Level Most Wanted Person (MWP) with monetary reward of PhP 75,000.00 was nabbed by the Zamboanga Del Sur PFU, Sultan Kudarat PFU and Nueva Vizcaya PFU, all of CIDG together with the Esperanza MPS, Sultan Kudarat PPO and Zamboanga Del Dur PPO on Sunday morning (January 13, 2019 at 7:00 AM) in Purok Mangga, Magsaysay, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat.
PSUPT RICHARD VERCELES, Regional Chief of the CIDG RFU 9 identified the suspect as FLORIBEN ABUAN y BAUTISTA who was arrested by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest (WOA) for the crime of Murder issued by Hon. Tranquilino Ramos, Presiding Judge, MTC, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya.
PSUPT VERCELES also stated in his report to PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS, CIDG Acting Director, that Abuan is the alleged leader of the “Abuan/Isot Criminal Group” involved in gunrunning and gun-for-hire activities in Nueva Vizcaya and adjacent provinces.
In other operation, two (2) other MWPs identified as REYNALDO YPARAGUIRE y MENDANA a.k.a. “Loloy” and EDWARSON DELA CRUZ y MONTECERDE were apprehended by detectives of the CIDG on January 12, 2019 (Saturday) in Northern Samar and Laguna.
Yparaguire who ranks as the No. 2 MWP in Lingig, Surigao Del Sur was collared for Murder by the Surigao Del Sur PFU and Northern Samar PFU, both of CIDG supervised by PSUPT CHOLIJUN CADUYAC, Regional Chief, CIDG RFU 13 and Catarman MPS, at about 10:00 AM in P-1, Brgy. Baybay, Catarman, Northern Samar while Dela Cruz who is listed as the No. 10 MWP in San Pablo City, Laguna was nabbed for violation of RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act) and for Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention by joint elements of the CIDG RFU 4A based in Laguna under the direct supervision of its Regional Chief, PSSUPT LAWRENCE CAJIPE and San Pablo CPS, at around 3:20 PM in Brgy. III-C, San Pablo City, Laguna. ###