Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
                               9633874/ pcr_pampppo_r03

DATE             :        May 22, 2013


.......Violators of COMELEC Gun Ban Caught at San Simon, Pampanga

The Pampanga PPO under the leadership of Police Senior Superintendent OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Officer-in-Charge, successfully arrested two COMELEC Gun Ban violators while conducting a manhunt operation last May 26, 2013 at San Simon, Pampanga.

In a report reaching the office of PSSUPT ALBAYALDE, on May 26, 2013, a member of San Simon Municipal Police Station positively spotted Christian Liwag aka Chris Liwag, with an outstanding warrant of arrest for Murder under Criminal Case No. 08-4400 and also the main suspect in the killing of Marciano Intal of Brgy. Dela Paz, San Simon, Pampanga that transpired last May 4, 2013.

Identified suspect was reported having a drinking spree together with other male persons armed with several firearms at Nyaman Na Ken Garden Resort, Pulung Maragul, Brgy. Concepcion, San Simon, Pampanga.

After receiving the said information, elements of San Simon MPS immediately coordinated with Provincial Intelligence Branch, SWAT Pampanga PPO, Sto Tomas MPS and Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) Pampanga to form a team and apprehend the wanted suspect.

Upon arrival at the aforesaid resort, police officers both wearing civilian clothing confirmed that there are armed men together with the wanted person. After validation, the operating unit immediately proceeded to the cottage of the said wanted person and identified themselves as police officers and unfortunately wanted person, Chris Liwag, was able to elude the arrest.

            On the other hand, the operatives were able to arrest two armed male factors identified as:

  1. Raymond Reyes y Rivas, 25 years old, Bantay Bayan member and a resident of Brgy. San Juan, San Simon, Pampanga and confiscated from his possession was one (1) Cal.38 revolver
  2. Jesus Batu y Carlos, 39 years old and resident of 273 Brgy. San Juan, San Simon, Pampanga and confiscated from him was one (1) M16A1 (Baby Armalite)

Arrested suspects are now under the custody of Provincial Investigation and Detection Management Branch (PIDMB) Pampanga for proper disposition and a case of Violation of RA 8294 and Comelec Election Code (Gun Ban) will be filed against them.