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Personnel of CIDG based in Cordillera Region launched its campaign against wanted persons through the Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operation (SACLEO) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Kalinga and Bulacan that resulted in the arrest of two (2) Most Wanted Persons.

The CIDG identified the suspects as RANDY CALUMNAG ASIW a.k.a. “Cosidon” and Robert Ignacio Sayo who are listed as the No. 2 in Tanudan, Kalinga and No. 8 in Baguio City, both Most Wanted Persons under Municipal Level, respectively.

42-year-old Asiw who has a standing Warrant of Arrest issued Hon. Randy B Bulwayan, Presiding Judge of RTC, 2nd Judicial Region, Br 39 in Lubuagan, Kalinga for the crime of Frustrated Murder (Art. 248 (1) in relation to Art. 6 of the Revised Penal Code) was arrested by a manhunt team led by the CIDG Kalinga-Apayao Field Unit in the morning of April 27, 2022 in Brgy Liwan West, Rizal, Kalinga.

In the complaint lodged by one Naser Wandagan Casibi of Sitio Gumbuwoy, Barangay Pangol, that on February 11, 2022 while he was onboard his motor vehicle traveling across to Bulanao in Tabuk City, Asiw approached him and offered him some betel nuts and to rest for awhile. Suddenly, the suspect drew his firearm from his sling bag and shot the victim three (3) times. The victim sustained gunshot wounds in his arms and leg and was rushed by his relatives to Kalinga Provincial Hospital for immediate medical attention. Asiw fled towards an unknown direction carrying with him his firearm.

Meanwhile, Sayo, a 47-year-old Medical Technologist was arrested in an operation conducted by CIDG Benguet, CIDG Bulacan and Baguio Police personnel on the night of April 27, 2022 in Pulilan, Bulacan by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Cleto R. Villacorta, the Presiding Judge of RTC, FJR, Branch 6, Baguio City for Qualified Theft or violation of Art 310 of the RPC.

Police said that from more than two (2) years, from June 2006 to April 2009, Sayo, being the medical representative of Allied Supply Hospital International was able to withdraw Php4.9 million worth of medical supplies without authority from the company.

The CIDG’s persistent and vigorous conduct of police operations through its intensified anti-criminality campaigns is a commitment that the CIDG will never stop to track down felons wanted by law wherever they may be hiding until they are put behind bars and made accountable for their crimes.