As a result of the continuous conduct of extensive manhunt operations by PRO Cordillera cops, an individual charged with the crime of murder who went into hiding for 19 years finally fell into the long arms of the law after he was arrested by the Haggiyo cops of the Ifugao Police Provincial Office (PPO) in Brgy Poblacion West, Lamut, Ifugao on April 2, 2024.

Based on the reports submitted to the PRO Cordillera Regional Director, PBGEN DAVID K PEREDO, JR, the arrested suspect is a 41-year-old male, resident of Brgy La Fortuna, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, and listed as a National Most Wanted Person with reward covered by DILG Memorandum Circular # 2009-29.

According to Ifugao PPO, the joint operatives of Lamut Municipal Police Station (MPS), Provincial Intelligence Unit, and the 145 SAC 14th SAB of the PNP SAF, arrested the suspect by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Romeo U Habbiling of RTC Branch 14 Lagawe, Ifugao, issued on August 14, 2013, for the crime of murder.

The same report disclosed that the crime was committed on March 9, 2005, in Lamut wherein the suspect shot the victim causing his instantaneous death.

After documentation, the suspect was turned over by Lamut MPS to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-Ifugao District Jail in Tiger Hill, Baguingey, Kiangan, Ifugao for proper disposition.#

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