PNP NEWS RELEASE

AUTHORITY :           PSUPT ANNA LIZA M GUZMAN
                               Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
                               9633874/ pcr_pampppo_r03 @yahoo.com.ph

DATE             :        May 22, 2013

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Three Murder Suspects Caught in Masantol


            Pampanga PPO under the leadership of PSSUPT OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Officer-in-Charge, successfully arrested three suspects charged for Frustrated Murder and victimizing Efren Yambao Jr last December 3, 2012 at Brgy San Isidro Matua, Masantol, Pampanga by elements of Masantol Municipal Station under the supervision PCINSP ROMEO BALUBAL, COP through LOI Manhunt Charlie.

            In his report to PSSUPT ALBAYALDE, around 4:45PM last May 16, 2013, a confidential asset tipped the whereabouts of two of the perpetrators. Informant told Masantol MPS that John Michael Mallari y Sotto, 18, resident of Brgy Panguiba, Masantol, Pampanga and Fernando Nunez Jr y Cunanan, 18, resident of Brgy San Isidro Matua, Masantol, Pampanga, were sighted at the vicinity of basketball court plaza of Brgy San Isidro Matua which prompted all available operatives from the station to dispatch and seal-off every avenues of exit near where the suspects are located. The two suspects were easily apprehended due to efforts made by elements of Masantol MPS by virtue of the Warrant of Arrest.

            Moreover, Masantol MPS continued their LOI Manhunt Charlie on wanted persons and consequently around 9:50PM on May 21, 2013, another assed informed the station regarding the whereabouts of the last remaining suspect in the murder case. Said informant said that Myron Manuel y Navera, 16, minor, resident of Sitio Millionaires, Brgy San Nicolas, Masantol, Pampanga was sighted within the area of where he lives. Upon receipt of the information elements from the station hurriedly went to the said Brgy which led to the arrest of the suspect.

            All suspects were indicted for Frustrated Murder before RTC, Branch 55, Macabebe, Pampanga under Criminal Case No. 13-5453(M). Furthermore, all of the suspects were brought to Masantol Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

            In addition, the station already coordinated with the MSWD about the status of the minor suspect Myron. They also coordinated with the guardians of the said minor to confirm his age and asked to present the birth certificate.

            OIC ALBAYALDE commends all the elements of Masantol Police Station in apprehending wanted murder suspects and the successful implementation of Alias warrant.