Zamboanga Sibugay - A wanted Navy personnel who went AWOL and a man included in the drug watchlist were arrested during a manhunt operation conducted by joint elements of Imelda Municipal Police Station led by Police Inspector Jervie M. Alfonso, 44th IB of Philippine Army led by Col. Tommy Crosby, Naval Intelligence and Security Unit 63, Naval Intelligence and Security Group-WESMIN, Naval Detachment Margosatubig and D2-3rd Air Division-Philippine Air Force, at Purok Aguinaldo, Barangay Poblacion, Imelda municipality at about 3:30 PM of May 18, 2015.
Zamboanga City - The leadership of Police Regional Office 9 condemns the killing of a policeman, a member of the 9th Maritime Group, on Wednesday morning, May 13, 2015. He was shot to death at CDCP, Barangay Sta. Catalina by an unidentified assailant with the use of caliber .45 Pistol.
Police Regional Office 9 has awarded the PNP Posthumous Heroism Medal, the equivalent of the Medalya ng Kadakilaan to the late PO2 Rolando Landiao Dumasig, formerly assigned at Dinas Municipal Police Station, Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office and a Plaque of Appreciation.
A courageous police officer who valued police service met his untimely death in the early evening of March 27, 2015, while effecting the service of warrant of arrest against a member of Ambol Criminal Group engaged in gun-for-hire activities and responsible for the series of extortion activities in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
The commitment of the police force in the region in support to the Philippine National Police and the Police Regional Office 9 remains steadfast despite of the report that the whole police organization is in limbo due to the absence of a formal head of the agency. Said report was published in the national newspaper, Philippine Daily Inquirer’s March 19 issue.