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PRO-9 PIO February 11, 2021 Press Release

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Twenty Three (23) CTGs Surrendered at Lapuyan

A joint activity conducted by members of Municipal Task Force ELCAC of Lapuyan Municipality, Zamboanga del Sur headed by Hon. Joel B. Sulong, Municipal Mayor together with personnel from 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company; Regional Intelligence Unit 9; Lapuyan Municipal Police Station; 902nd Maneuver Company; 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company; Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office – Intel Branch; and National Intelligence Coordinating Agency 9 facilitated the voluntary surrender of twenty three (23) CTGs at Tiguha Barangay Hall, Purok 1, Barangay Tiguha, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur at about 10:00 AM of February 10, 2021. The CTG surrenderers is composed of one chairman, 11 members of Kababayen-an, and 11 members of Mag-uuma. The said former CTGs were members of an organized mass known as Barangay Revolutionary Committee of Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee, organized by the members of Guerilla Front, KARA WMRPC. Further, the Barangay Revolutionary Committee is known as “Sangay sa Partido sa Lokalidad” a Party Branch of Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee, established and organized by a territorial Guerilla Front. It is an underground movement of the CTG to support them in terms of financial, logistical, medical, guide, look-out, recruitment and organization in the Barangay level. The former CTG members signed an Oath of Allegiance in the presence of Hon. Joel B. Sulong, Municipal Mayor of Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur and PLT. Victor J. Tabunda, Solemnizing Officer. They were also released after the activity in good physical condition and subject for attention and custody of Hon. Felicito G. Setit, Barangay Chairman of Tiguha, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur for further community reintegration.

Fire Incident

Molave Municipal Police Station responded to a fire incident that transpired at Purok 1, Barangay Sudlon, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur at 05:30 AM of February 10, 2021.  Initial investigation disclosed that fire emanated from the house of Nena Pocot, which is made of light materials. Fire control declared by the responding fire marshals at 6:25 AM of same date. Base on the investigation conducted by SFO1 Sherwin Yunting, Fire Investigator, revealed that the cause of fire was faulty electrical wirings. The estimated cost damage amounting to ₱ 300,000.00. No injured/casualty was reported.

Injury from Stray Bullet

An incident transpired at 11:50 PM of February 10, 2021 at Villanueva residence, Purok Santan B, Barangay San Jose, Pagadian City wherein victim  Lheslie Ann Gonzalez Villanueva, 37 years old, female, with live-in partner, unemployed, Filipino, and a resident of the said place was hit by a stray bullet. Initial investigation revealed that prior to the incident, the victim was already inside her room lying on a bed when she suddenly heard a commotion outside her residence. Immediately thereafter, she heard one gun burst and found out that her right thigh was already gushing with blood and felt numbness. Thereat, her live-in partner Nelson Dela Cerna Bianet, immediately went outside their residence to verify the commotion but no person were present. He immediately rushed the victim with the help his neighbors to Zamboanga Del Sur Medical Center situated at Dao, Pagadian City for immediate treatment. Police personnel of Pagadian City Police Station is still conducting thorough investigation and follow up operation to identify, locate and arrest the person responsible for the incident.

Top & Most Wanted Person in Iligan City, Arrested

Police personnel of Anti-Kidnapping Group together with Ramon Magsaysay Municipal Police Station conducted joint intelligence driven operation at Purok 11, Barangay Poblacion, Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur at about 3:00 AM of February 11, 2021. The operation resulted in the arrest of Fennel John Alivio Chavez, 42 years old, male, married, farmer, and a resident of the said place. He was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest for the Crime of Murder, docketed under Criminal Case Number 06-10634, dated July 30, 2004 issued by Hon. Judge Valerio M. Salazar, Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, 12th Judicial Region, Branch 06, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte with no bail bond. Confiscated from his possession and control during the arrest were the following: one unit caliber .45 pistol with Serial No. 928174 ; Four magazines loaded with sixteen live ammunitions of caliber .45 ; one unit converted caliber .22 air riffle; one unit A7 Samsung cellular phone ; one unit A9 Samsung Cellular phone; Assorted recovered IDs ; and one piece power bank. Further, the accused murdered his own lesbian cousin sometimes on December 2003 in Tipanoy, Iligan City. He was a gun for hire and a hardcore hitman utilized by some politicians in Iligan City, Ozamis City (during Parojinog regime) and Zamboanga City. He was brought to Ramon Magsaysay Municipal Police Station for documentation and proper disposition of the case and to be turned over to the personnel of Iligan City Intelligence team.

Top 2 Drug Personality of Lapuyan, Arrested in a Drug Buy-Bust Operation

Police personnel of Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit together with San Miguel Municipal Police Station conducted drug buy-bust operation at Purok Nangka, Barangay Molum, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur at 4:15 PM of February 10, 2021. The operation resulted in the arrest of Arjay Amigos Gacang , 25 years old, single, driver, and a resident of Purok Malipayon, Barangay Molum, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur. Confiscated from his possession were one small size heat-sealed transparent containing white crystalline substance suspected to be Shabu; two pieces small size heat-sealed transparent containing white substance believed to be Shabu weighing more or less 0.08 grams with standard drug price of ₱ 544.00 and one piece Five Hundred Peso bill (₱ 500.00) bearing serial number DJ656756 used as marked money. He was brought to Lapuyan Municipal Police Station for documentation and to be turned over to personnel of Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Drug Enforcement for proper disposition of the case.

₱10,000.00 worth of Shabu Yield from a Driver in Salug

Police personnel of Salug Municipal Police Station conducted Buy-bust operation at Barangay Lanawan, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte at 10:07 AM of February 10, 2021. The operation resulted to the arrest of Abdulwahab Banggot Mohamad, 38 years old, married, fish car driver, vocational graduate and a resident of Barangay Caracol, Zamboanga del Norte. Confiscated during the operation were five (5) small plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be Shabu and 1 piece ₱ 500.00 bill as buy bust money. Seized illegal drugs have an estimated weight of 1.5 grams and estimated street value of ₱ 10,000.00. The arrested suspect is now under the custody of the said police station while the seized illegal drugs will be turned over to Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Crime Laboratory Office for chemical examination. Cases for violation of Section 5 and Section 11 of RA 9165 are being prepared by the investigator-on-case.

Singer, Shot to death in Sirawai

A shooting incident occurred at Barangay Sirawai Proper, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte at 12:30AM of February 10, 2021. The victim was identified as Jomar Laki Samsoni, 35 years old, male, married, singer and a resident of Pisa Itum, Sirawai Zamboanga del Norte. Initial investigation disclosed that prior to the incident, he had a dispute with his father-in-law, that allegedly, his wife, Fatma Wahab Kadil, an OFW, was posting photos of herself together with a man whom they perceived to be her paramour which caused the victim to utter at the height of his anger, his plan to divorce in the presence of his daughter resulting in the said dispute.

The victim sustained three (3) gunshot wounds and was brought to Siocon District Hospital for further medical attention. After the incident, the suspect who was wearing a bonnet immediately ran towards Barangay Doña Cecilia, Sirawai Zamboanga del Norte. Recovered from the crime scene were pair of black spartan slippers possibly owned by the suspect and four (4) empty shell of Cal .45. Follow-up operation is still being conducted by the said police station for the identification and arrest of the suspect.

₱44,000.00 worth of Shabu Yield from 4 Drug Suspects in Zamboanga City

A total of ₱ 44,000.00 worth of Shabu yield from 4 drug suspects in Zamboanga City on separated Buy-bust operations conducted by different police stations under Zamboanga City Police Office.

Mark John Pactol Y Herrera, 25 years old, male, single, unemployed, vocational course graduate of TESDA was arrested by police personnel of Zamboanga City Police Station 3 in an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted at about 4:00 PM of February 10, 2021. Confiscated from his possession were eight (8) heat sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected Shabu with an estimated value of ₱ 3, 000.00 weighing more or less 0.44 grams, one (1) coin purse and one (1) piece ₱ 200.00 bill as marked money. He is now under the custody of the said police station in preparation of filing of appropriate charges in court. All recovered items will be brought to Zamboanga City Crime Laboratory Office for examination.

Rowel Resurreccion Y Bustamante, 50 years old, male, married, sikad-sikad driver, elementary level was arrested by police personnel of Zamboanga City Police Station 5 in an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted at Logoy Grande, Barangay Talon-talon, Zamboanga City at 3:45 PM of February 10, 2021. Confiscated from his possession were eight (8) heat sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated value of ₱ 3, 000.00 weighing more or less 0.44 grams, one (1) coin purse and two (2) pieces of ₱ 100.00 bill as marked money. He person is now under the custody of Zamboanga City Police Station 5 in preparation of filing of appropriate charges in court. All recovered items will be brought to Zamboanga City Crime Laboratory Office for examination.

Jimar Tandih Y Mawali, 23 years old, male, single, unemployed, elementary graduate was arrested by police personnel of Zamboanga City Police Station 5 in an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted at Daisy Road, Barangay Guiwan, Zamboanga City at 6:15 PM of February 10, 2021. The operation resulted to the arrest of and a resident of the said place. Confiscated from his possession were fifteen (15) heat sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected Shabu with an estimated value of ₱ 15, 000.00 weighing more or less 2.2 grams, one (1) piece wallet (gray) and three (3) pieces of ₱ 100.00 bill as marked money. He is now under the custody of the said police station in preparation of filing of appropriate charges in court. All recovered items will be brought to Zamboanga City Crime Laboratory Office for examination.

Rosel Lachica y Miranda, 25 years old, male, married, college undergraduate, welder was arrested by police personnel of Zamboanga City Police Station 9 in a drug buy-bust operation conducted at Zone-1, Barangay Cawit, Zamboanga City at about 2:00 AM of February 11, 2021. Recovered from his possession were one (1) black coin pouch, Six (6) heat sealed plastic sachets of suspected Shabu with an estimated value of ₱ 20,400.00 weighing 3 grams and two (2) bills of ₱ 100.00 as marked money. He is now under the custody of the said police station in preparation of filing of appropriate charges in court. All recovered items will be brought to Zamboanga City Crime Laboratory Office for examination.

(PCpt. Edwin A. Duco, Chief Public Information Officer)
(Source: Public Information Office – Police Regional Office IX)

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