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Three (3) Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) in Pangasinan and Ilocos Norte were arrested in separate manhunt operations launched by CIDG based in Region 1 on July 22, 2021 (Thursday).

The police operations were made possible through Warrants of Arrest (WOAs) issued by Hon. Walter Orias Junia, Presiding Judge of First Judicial Region Regional Trial Court Branch 39 Lingayen, Pangasinan and by Hon. Felix Gabriel Salvador, Acting Presiding Judge of First Judicial Region Regional Trial Court Branch 19 Bangui, Ilocos Norte which were served against JERRICK BUDUAN y HALOG a.k.a. “JERIC,” BRIAN BUDUAN y HALOG, and JOSEPH DANN RAMOS y ALMEDA, all construction workers ages 44, 22, and 28, respectively.

JERRICK and BRIAN BUDUAN were arrested by joint elements of CIDG Pangasinan PFU, Bugallon MPS, Pangasinan PIDMU, Pangasinan MARPSTA, and PIU at around 10:55 AM and 11:10 AM in Brgy. Hacienda, Bugallon, Pangasinan for the crime of MURDER (Art. 248 of RPC).

Meanwhile, RAMOS was arrested by the CIDG Ilocos Norte PFU together with Nueva Era MPS, Ilocos Norte MARPSTA, PIU, and PIDMU INPPO at around 4:10 PM in Brgy. Lumbaan, Bicbica, Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte for the crime of RAPE (Art. 266-A of RPC) and for violation of RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act).

JERRICK and BRIAN BUDUAN are listed as No.3 and No. 4 Provincial Level MWPs in Pangasinan and both members of "BUDUAN Group” involved in Cattle Rustling activities operating in the 2nd District of Pangasinan, while RAMOS is tagged as No. 3 Provincial Level MWP in Ilocos Norte.

“The CIDG is relentlessly searching high and low, everywhere and anywhere, just to locate and arrest culprits, and make them face the consequences of their crimes,” says CIDG Director, PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO.