Chief, Police Community Relations Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
9633874/ s5_pampanga
DATE   : February 20, 2014

TOP 4 Most Wanted in Masantol Arrested

After a painstaking surveillance operation, the Pampanga PPO under the leadership ofPSSUPT OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Acting Provincial Director, successfully arrested the Top 4 Most Wanted Person in the municipality of Masantol by elements of Masantol Municipal Police Station during a covert operation yesterday, February 18, 2014.

In a report sent by Chief of Police PCI JOWEN DELA CRUZ, prior to the arrest, an informant tipped Masantol MPS that the accused was sighted at the vicinity of Poblacion, Macabebe, Pampanga. Thus, personnel from the said station conducted a surveillance operation for the possible arrest of the suspect. And at about 7:30PM of same date, they were able to arrest Nino Balingit y Cotez, 31 and resident of Barangay Bebe Anac, Masantol, Pampanga.

Cortez has a Warrant of Arrest for FRUSTRARED MURDER docketed under Criminal Case No. 11-4995 issued by Hon. Ma. Josephine M Rosario-Mercado of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 55, with a recommended bail of P200,000.00 for his temporary liberty.

Suspect is currently detained at the office of Masantol MPS while waiting for commitment order from the court of origin.

PD ALBAYALDE commends all the personnel involved in the arrest of the suspect.