In the morning of July 25, 2021 (Sunday), three (3) Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) were arrested in separate manhunt operations by CIDG in Ilocos Sur, Leyte, and Negros Occidental.

At about 10:30 AM, a 30-year-old funeral helper, identified as NOEL BALBIN y VALDEZ was arrested by joint elements of CIDG Ilocos Sur PFU, Candon CPS, PIU-ISPPO, PIDMB-ISPPO, and 1st PMFC ISPPO in Brgy. Calaoa-an, Candon City, Ilocos Sur for four (4) counts of RAPE (RPC ART. 266-A) in the Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon. Emmylou Valois Rubang-Mangasar, Presiding Judge of Family Court, 1st Judicial Region, Branch 8, Candon City, Ilocos Sur docketed under CC Nos. 4693-C, 4694-C, 4695-C and 4696-C.

At the same time in Brgy. Igang, Baybay City, Leyte, one JAYSON VILBAR y FLANDEZ was arrested by detectives of CIDG Northern Leyte PFU together with Baybay CPS and Northern Leyte Maritime Police Station on the strength of a WOA for the crime of RAPE issued by Hon. Carlos O. Arguelles, Presiding Judge of RTC Br. 14, Baybay City, Leyte docketed under CC No. B-21-06-75.

Meanwhile, at about 11:00 AM in Bangga Roslon, Brgy Bata, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, combined elements of CIDG Negros Occidental PFU, Hinigaran MPS, RMFB6 Intel Negros, 4th SOU PNP MG, and 3rd Pltn 1st NOCPMFC arrested 39-year-old JONEL AGUIRRE y GEOGANCO by virtue of WOA for the crime of three (3) counts of QUALIFIED RAPE issued by Hon. Walter G Zorilla, Judge of RTC6-Judicial Region, Branch 55, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental docketed under CC Nos. 21-4926-MH, 21-4927-MH, and 21-4928-MH.

BALBIN, VILBAR, and AGUIRRE are listed as the No. 2 Provincial MWP in Ilocos Sur, No. 8 Provincial Level MWP in Northern Leyte, and No. 2 MWP in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, respectively.

Allegedly, VILBAR is the leader of “Jayson Robbery Group” engaged in theft and robbery activities in Leyte and nearby provinces.

“In spite of the threat of COVID-19 Delta variant, the CIDG police operations against lawless elements will be more vigorous, relentless and unshakable,” says CIDG Director, PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO.