Two (2) Regional Level Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) and one (1) other MWP were arrested in separate manhunt operations in Cavite, Leyte, and Lucena City.

On July 9, 2021, 37-year-old MAJA JANE DOMINGO y ORPILLA was arrested at about 3:30 PM at Don Aldrin Apartment, Building 01, Biclatan, General Trias, Cavite by elements of CIDG Eastern Metro Manila DFU and CIDG AFCCU by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest (WOA) for violation of ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT docketed under CC No. 35-9516 issued by Hon. Efren M. Cacatian, Presiding Judge of Second Judicial Region, RTC Branch 35, Santiago City with NO BAIL recommended.

On the same date at about 2:00 PM in Brgy. Igang, Baybay City, Leyte, ARIEL OTIDA y FERNANDEZ was arrested by detectives of the CIDG Northern Leyte PFU together with Baybay CPS, Northern Leyte Maritime PS, and Norte Leyte PHPT on the strength of a WOA for the crime of RAPE docketed under CC No. B-21-06-75 issued by Hon. Carlos O. Arguelles, Presiding Judge of RTC Br. 14, Baybay City, Leyte with NO BAIL recommended.

And at about 3:30 PM of July 11, 2021 in Purok 1-A Ilaya, Brgy. Dalahican, Lucena City, 32-year-old JONATHAN MOLINA y DIMAYUGA was arrested by joint elements of CIDG Quezon PFU, Catanauan MPS, 405th RMFB 4A, and Lucena CPS by virtue of a WOA for five (5) counts of violation of Art 266-A (RAPE) docketed under CC Nos. 2008-875, 2008-876, 2008-877, 2008-878, and 2008-879 issued by Hon Aristotle M. Reyes, Acting Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court, Branch 54, Lucena City, Quezon with NO BAIL recommended.

DOMINGO is the Top 3 Regional Level MWP in Region 2 and an alleged member the “Antoque Investment Scam Group,” while OTIDA is listed as the No. 8 City Level MWP in Baybay City, Leyte and said to be a member of the “Jayson Robbery Group” engaged in theft and robbery activities in Leyte and nearby provinces meanwhile, MOLINA is tagged as the No. 2 Regional Level MWP in CALABARZON.

“Conducting police operations against illegal recruitment is one of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s directives from which the CIDG is efficiently and continuously implement, making sure that innocent lives especially those who only desire a better life for their families will not fall to this deceitful and illegal acts,” says PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO, CIDG Director.