PNP NEWS RELEASE

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

DATE             :       August 13, 2013

Suspect in the Killing of Brgy Captain Tongol Arrested
                

            Through the creation of “Special Investigation Task Group TONGOL” and follow up manhunt operations, the Pampanga PPO under the leadership of PSSUPT OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Officer-in-Charge, successfully apprehended one of the suspects in the shooting incident that involved the killing of an Elected Government Official (EGO) Barangay Captain Rodrigo Tongol y Lopez of Mesalipit, Bacolor, Pampanga together with two other victims last Saturday, August 3, 2013, in Mabalacat City.

            Suspect was arrested at about seven in the morning this day during a follow up operation conducted by PSUPT FERDINAND PEREZ, Chief of Police Mabalacat CPS together with his men at the vicinity of Bacolor Elementary School, Barangay Sta Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga. The arrested gunman was identified as Alvin Sigua y Miranda, 47 years old and resident of Paralaya St, Barangay Sta Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga.

            Based on the initial information gathered by elements of SITG TONGOL pointing to Sigua as the gunman, Intelligence buildup and records check were immediately initiated. Hence, records showed that Sigua has a standing Alias Warrant of Arrest for Violation of RA 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunitions) docketed under Criminal Case No. 10-5654 issued last January 21, 2011 by Hon. Philbert Itturalde, Presiding Judge of Branch 58, Regional Trial Court, Angeles City with a bail of P50,000.00. Same case was used for his arrest.

            Moreover, two eye witnesses (one residing at Madapdap Resettlement, Mabalacat City and one from Balaba, Biglang Sibul, Dau ) who both saw the actual shooting incident, went to the office of  Mabalacat CPS and personally identified Alvin Sigua as the same gunman in the shooting of the three victims.

            Further investigation disclosed that Alvin Sigua has three more pending Warrants of Arrest for Murder and Frustrated Murder Case (Shooting to Death of the late PCI MANUEL CHICA and wounding DIANA ROBLEDO) docketed under CC#10-8259 to 10-6260 issued by Hon. Irene Zenaida Buan, Presiding Judge of Br 56, RTC, Angeles City with NO BAIL recommended and P400,000.00 respectively and another case for Violation of Sec 12, 5 and 11 of Article II of RA 9165 issued by Hon. Gerardo Antonio Santos, Presiding Judge of Br 62, RTC, Angeles City with corresponding bail of: (Sec 13 – P40,000.00; Sec 5 – NO BAIL; Sec 11 – P200,000.00).
Arrested together with Sigua is his live-in partner Raquel Mendoza y Salvador, 33 years old, also resident of Paralaya St, Barangay Sta Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga who also has a standing Warrant of Arrest for Violation of Sec 12, 5 and 11 of Article II of RA 9165 also issued by Presiding Judge, Hon. Gerardo Antonio Santos of Br 62, RTC, Angeles City with corresponding bail of: (Sec 13 – P40,000.00; Sec 5 – NO BAIL; Sec 11 – P200,000.00).

            Three counts of MURDER and ATTEMPTED MURDER Cases are being prepared by the Mabalacat City Police Station against Sigua and his cohort.