Elements of the Provincial Intelligence Branch of ZNPPO, RT Lim MPS, Provincial Intelligence Branch, ZSBPPO conducted a joint manhunt operation in Barangay JS Perpecto, RT Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 8:20 in the morning of October 13, 2016 to serve the warrant of arrest for two counts of attempted murder with CC No. 18566 and 18695, and frustrated murder with CC No. 18565 issued by Presiding Judge Rogelio D Laquihon of RTC Branch 7, 9th Judicial Region, Dipolog City dated January 27, 2014, and October 14, 2014 respectively.
The subject of the arrest warrant was Marc Chester Balgue y Arocha, 38, resident of Banicapt, Galas, Dipolog City and temporarily residing at said place. During the operation the team tried to accost the suspect but he immediately jumped from his motorcycle and fired his pistol twice towards the approaching lawmen. This prompted the PNP team to retaliate and shoot the suspect that caused his death. Recovered from the suspect were a cal .38 with defaced serial number loaded with four rounds of ammunition, two spent shells, a sachet of shabu inside his pouch, cash, cellphone, and one white XTZ Yamaha motorcycle. Recovered items were taken into the custody of RT Lim MPS for proper disposition while the cadaver of the suspect was turned-over to his immediate relative.
A farmer was arrested in his residence in Barangay San Miguel, Mutia, Zamboanga Del Norte at around 4:20 PM on October 13, 2016. Arrested suspect was identified as Recto Buntag y Bagatua, 40, a farmer residing in said place. Suspect was charged with Estafa docketed under Criminal Case Number 21004 issued by Presiding Judge Cherry Joy C Concha-Ageas of RTC 9th Judicial Region Branch 10, Dipolog City dated September 29, 2016 with a bail bond of Php 16,000.00. Suspect is now in the custody of Mutia MPS for proper disposition.
A 26-year old man was collared by elements of Dipolog City Police Station in Barangay Turno, Dipolog City at about 11:00 AM on October 13, 2016. Suspect Eric Peligrin y Banalo, 26, resident of said place was apprehended by virtue of warrant of arrest filed under Criminal Case No. 48343 for Attempted Homicide with a recommended bail bond fixed at Php 12,000.00 and another case for offending religious feelings filed under Criminal Case No. 48342 with a recommended bail bond of Php 6,000.00 issued by Presiding Judge Chad Martin Paler of MTCC Branch -1 Dipolog City dated June 24, 2016. He is now temporarily detained at said police station for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9