In the last full force of CIDG’s SACLEO for August, three (3) Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) including two (2) Regional MWPs were arrested by detectives of the CIDG in separate manhunt operations on August 31, 2021 (Tuesday) in Surigao del Sur, Negros Occidental, and Maguindanao.
The suspects were identified as JOSEPH LAURENTE y LUNA, MICHAEL TABUADA y MALAYA, and JOLITO CALIPUSAN JR y MANLANGIT who are listed as the No 10 Regional Level MWP in Region 13, No 13 Provincial Level MWP in Guimaras, and No 54 Regional Level MWP in Region 12, respectively.
LAURENTE was arrested by joint operatives of CIDG Surigao del Sur PFU, RIU13, and RIID-PRO13 in coordination with Tago MPS at about 2:00 PM in Purok Santan, Brgy. Jubang, Tago, Surigao del Sur by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest (WOA) for two (2) counts of violation of RA 8353 (Anti-Rape Law of 1997) under CC Nos. 8386-21 and 8387-21 issued by Hon. Edwin Macaranas Malazarte, Acting Presiding Judge of RTC, 11th JR, Branch 40, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.
Meanwhile, TABUADA was arrested by operatives from CIDG 6 RSOT, Hinigaran MPS, 2nd NOCPMFC, Guimaras PPO-PIU, and HPG Guimaras at around 8:10 PM in Brgy. 3, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental on the strength of a WOA for the crime DIRECT ASSAULT with MURDER (RPC Art. 148) under CC No. 21-3479 RTC, issued by Hon. Rosario Abigail Magay Dris-Villanueva, Acting Presiding Judge of RTC Br. 65, 6th Judicial Region, Jordan, Guimaras.
While, CALIPUSAN was arrested by combined elements of CIDG Sultan Kudarat PFU, Lebak MPS, RID 12, SKPHPT, and SK PIU at around 8:50 PM in Sitio Darogao, Brgy. Rumongaob, South Upi, Maguindanao by virtue of a WOA STATUTORY RAPE in relation to RA 7610 under CC No. 4357-2017 issued by Hon. Jose T. Tabosares, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court, 12th Judicial Region, Branch 23, Kidapawan City.
CIDG Director, PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO said, "Sa pina-igting na oprasyon ng aming hanay laban sa kriminalidad, walang pagod naming ihahain ang parusa ng hustisya sa mga taong patuloy na lumalapastangan sa buhay at karapatang pang-tao."