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Republic of the Philippines PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE

Vol. 1 No. 14

Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City

March 4 - 8, 2013

PNP Chief eyes total transformation in entire police force By PO1 Ryan C. Cagula

Camp Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City - Philippine National Police Chief Director General ALAN L. PURISIMA has expressed optimism that all cops can contribute to better mindset to the PNP thru strategic program called “CODE P: 2013 and Beyond “as he spoke before the multitude of police officers in the wake of his visit here on Thursday. Top official urged uniformed personnel to set as good examples in fulfilling the mandate of serving and protecting the citizenry to foster public trust and community partnership. Director General PURISIMA has also cited the need to concentrate on individual job description

and deploy more investigators in police stations. “ Let us improve the delivery of public safety services. Police visibility is not enough; instead, police presence shall be felt by the public.” he said during the command conference. Gen. Purisima has ordered all commanders

20 New Police Officers Take Oath

Director General ALAN L. PURISIMA regionwide to conduct aggressive operations against illicit logging operations and to account for loose

firearms that may sow violence in the upcoming mid-term elections. “Code-P: 2013 and Be-

yond”, consistent with the PNP’s long-term program PNP Patrol Plan 2030, stands for competence,

No. 1

most wanted person falls

By PO3 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City------- 20 new police officers took their oath Tuesday morning after they hurdled the thorough perusal and screening set by the Regional Screening Committee to supplement the quota for the 2nd semester 2012 Recruitment Program. PSUPT ROMALDO G. BAYTING, assistant chief of the Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division, presented and read the orders The new recruits would beef up police operations as they cope up the police to population ratio. In his speech, PCSUPT GETULIO P. NAPEÑAS congratulated the new breed of valiant men and women yet further challenged them to commit

with higher degree of integrity and conduct to deliver quality police services. “To be fully equipped with skills and knowledge needed in an effective and efficient policing system, you have to undergo mandatory and special trainings,” top official said. Police recruits shall undergo major transformation from “simple civilians to finest uniformed personnel” through surviving physical tests, firm protocol and procedures, and stern standards of discipline. The group, composed of 17 men and 3 women, will be transported to the Regional Training School 12 in General Santos City on March 8 to undergo basic recruit course and field training exercises for almost one year.(PSUPT MMG)

organizational development, discipline, excellence and professionalism. (PSUPT MMG)

By PO1 Ryan C. Cagula

CAMP Rodriguez, Butuan City – The No. 1 most wanted person in the town of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte fell into the hands of the police, Friday morning.

Oathtaking. New police recruits take their oath to fulfill the mandate of protecting the democratic ideals and serving the countrymen with utmost dedication and commitment. They would undergo 6-month basic recruit course and 5-month field training program at the Regional Training School 12 in General Santos City. ( Photo by PIO - 13)

Captured right in his residence was Marcos L. Palingcod, 36 years old. The arrest was issued by Judge Eduardo S. Casals of RTC Branch 1 (Butuan City) for violation of RA 7610 (Anti-Child Abuse Act). Marcos is now under the custody of Las Nieves cops but can post Php 60,000 bail for his temporary liberty. (RCC/MMG/ arjaysfelicilda)

PNP REGIONAL OFFICE 13, Camp. Rafael C. Rodriques, Libertad, Butuan City Email:, Facebook: pio pro caraga Hotline Globe - 09163954012, Sun - 09324318006, Smart - 09081954680 and Tel number: 8153325




MARCH 4 - 8, 2013


PRO-13 injects SD to programs A.S.F.

Managing Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City – The Police Regional Office (PRO-13) pushes to upgrade and widen the coverage of its Barangay Peace Keeping Action Teams (BPKAT) program, with the inclusion of marginalized sectors of the society, providing them activities relevant to sustainable development (SD). This is contained in the re-entry plan presented by PO3 Darlin Cabalinan Migullas and PO1 Ryan Cumahig Cagula, PRO13 delegates to the 1st Membership Assembly of the Mindanao Press

Alliance for Sustainable Development (MinPressDev), February 22, at Pryce Plaza Hotel, this city. Along with it, PRO-13 is sustaining the “Plant a Million Trees” project, a PNP-wide advocacy activity that urges every police personnel to plant at least six trees per month. The re-entry plan also shows the inclusion of topics on ecological waste management, energy conservation and environmental protection to the weekly radio program, “Police at your Service” over RMN-DXBC 693 kilohertz, Butuan City.

It also intends to integrate SD issues and concerns in seminars and conferences to create better understanding and awareness, among PNP personnel. POI Cagula was elected member of the 15-man board of directors during the assembly, with Tess S. Baluyos (DOST-10); Mike Baños ( Online News); Armando Benabaye (MBC-DXIQ FM Love Radio – Malaybalay); Justino E. Carbonilla (DAR-Dinagat); Lt. Col. Rolly C. Dumawa (G7, 4ID, PA); Arjay S. Felicilda (Mindanao Star Daily and

Police raid a drug den, net a drug pusher J

By PO1 Ruth Kahrreen A. Aranton

oint elements of Butuan City AntiIllegal Drug Special Task Force and Butuan City Police Station 1 nabbed a drug pusher and seized various drug paraphernalia in a raid at Purok 7, Brgy. San Ignacio, Butuan City on March 3, 2013 at 6:30 A.M.

Judge Godofredo B. Abul, Jr. of RTC Branch 4 (Butuan City) issued the search warrant number 1213-2013 against Anwar Hadji Sarip Jamee who was not around during the operation. Authorities seized 16 sachets of suspected shabu, 2 Nokia cellphones, 2 disposable lighters and Php 15,300.00 cash. Samrodin Andir Saro Angani, 33, was captured when twenty-nine (29) sachets of shabu and different drug paraphernalia were confiscated from his possession. Brgy. Kagawads Jocelyn E. Amado and Letecia D.

Mindanao Daily News); Ruffy Magbanua (A Brown Company, Inc.); Allan Mediante (Mindanao Daily News and Philippine Press Institute); Lt. Col. Eugene Osias III (4PAO, 4ID, PA); Ped Quiamjot (Pryce Plaza and BWM/MDN/CDO Times); Dante M. Sudaria (BusinessWeek Mindanao Advertising and Promotions); Jordan Udtojan (90.5 FM Choice Radio – Bayugan); Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy (CDO Times and BWM Magazine: and Joe del Puerto Felicilda (Mindanao Star Daily).

REENTRY PLANNING - PO3 Darlin C. Migullas and PO1 Ryan C. Cagula of PRO-13 during the 1st Membership Assembly of the Mindanao Press Alliance for Sustainable Development (MinPressDev), February 22, at Pryce Plaza Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. (photo by Rolando N. Sudaria, MinStar Daily and MinPressDev)

Unidentified persons torch banana warehouse By PO1 Ruth Kahrreen Aranton

CAMP Rodriguez, Butuan City - A warehouse, owned by SUMIFRU Banana Plantation, in Barangay Sta. Fe, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur was burned by three unidentified persons, evening of February 26, this year. Investigation revealed that before the burning incident, two unidentified persons conversed with the two company guards, while their companion maneu-

vered at the back of the warehouse, destroyed its cyclone wire fence, gained entry and threw a lighted improvised lantern, locally known as “ Moron” into the piles of fertilizers sacks and bags of other inflammable materials therein. Smelling the unusual odor of burning materials, two guards trained the fire extinguishers and able to put out the fire. Subsequently, they fired two warning shots

to alarm the troops of 75th IB,PA at nearby barangay. The perpetrators were already gone when the responding soldiers reached the place. Estimated damage was placed at Php106,300, worth of 49 sacks of complete fertilizer and seed. Tagbina cops have launched follow-up operations against the culprits. (RKA/MMG/ arjaysfelicilda)

1 killed, 1 injured in traffic accident By PO3 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

Maratas of San Ignacio, Ronaldo Bedrijo of DOJ and Danny Luyahan of RMN-Butuan witnessed the search and seizure. Suspect is now under

the custody of BCPS 1 while seized items are submitted to Regional Crime Laboratory Office 13 for examination. (PSUPT MMG)

CAMP Rodriguez, Butuan City - Along the national highway of Barangay Dughan, Barobo, Surigao del Sur, a Rusi motorcycle accidentally bumped a white Isuzu 10-wheeler truck loaded with Falcata logs, early morning of February 26, this year. Atg the time of the accident, the truck, bearing

license plate number YGF 950, was parked at the right lane of the road, but without an early warning device. The motorcycle was driven by Jezrel Tinambacan Edaño, who was pronounced dead-onarrival by the attending physician at D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital in Patin-ay, Prosperidad,

Agusan del Sur. Edaño and the backrider, Elmie Cumahig, both sustained head injuries. The latter is now confined at the said hospital, while the truck driver is being placed under the custody of the Barobo Municipal Police Station for further investigation. (DCM/MMG/ arjaysfelicilda)

The PNP has gained its momentum in resolving the police force’s organizational dysfunctions, in improving the quality of police services, and in strengthening law enforcement capabilities. Ironically, some of our erring personnel destruct the very essence of our sublime calling as servants and protectors of the people. With this regard, top officials of this regional command would like to gather information as regards to your bad experiences with our ill-bred comrades on the ground. Should you have information like being mistreated by any PNP personnel, please send us his/her complete name and unit assignment. Our sincerest gratitude for your relentless cooperation. PNP REGIONAL OFFICE 13, Camp. Rafael C. Rodriques, Libertad, Butuan City Email:, Facebook: pio pro caraga Hotline Globe - 09163954012, Sun - 09324318006, Smart - 09081954680 and Tel number: 8153325

MARCH 4 - 8, 2013





Troops clash with rebels: 1 cop hurt By PO1 Ryan C. Cagula

Cagwait, Surigao del Sur---PNP combat forces encountered at least 15 armed NPA rebels at the height of insurgency operation at the vicinity of Kilometer 7 in this town on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Elements of Surigao del Sur Provincial Public Safety Company led by PINSP AR-

CHIE V. AMORES clashed with the Maoist terrorists believed to be of Guerilla Front B of Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee that resulted in a 20-minute firefight. Rebels withdrew to the mountainous area when troops held their posts and valiantly retaliated.

3 stolen motorcycles recovered, suspect arrested By PO3 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas Member, MinPressDev

CAMP Rodriguez, Butuan City - A man was arrested by patrolling police personnel for failure to present legal documents of the motorcycle he was riding on in Barangay Langihan, this city. Police identified the suspect as Ronnie Garrido Matin-ao, 24 years old, single and a resident of Taurus Street, Barangay J.P. Rizal, Butuan City. Upon verification at the Land Transportation Office (LTO), it was found out that the motorcycle was registered under the name of Bel Gilbert C Suico of

Guingona Subdivision, this city. Follow-up operation led to the recovery of two other motorcycles from the possession of Julieto Macabogto Paguya of Barangay San Vicente and Gil Secoya Olmido of Barangay Doongan. Appropriate case is being readied against Matin-ao, while the three recovered motorcycles are now under the custody of the Theft and Robbery Unit (TRU) of Butuan City Police Station 1 for proper disposition. (DCM/ MMG/asf )

Republic of the Philippines PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE 13 (CARAGA) Public Information Office Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Libertad Butuan City PCSUPT GETULIO P. NAPEÑAS Editorial Consultant



Managing Editor/Lay out Artist PCI RUDY L. ELANDAG PO1 RYAN CUMAHIG CAGULA Associate Editor



PO1 Ronald E. Palma was hit in his right arm while casualties on the enemy side are yet to be determined. Checkpoints and Intelligence monitoring have been intensified to trap and immobilize the terrorists. (PSUPT MMG)

Lawaan lumbers net in police checkpoint By PO3 Zena M. Panaligan 560 board feet of illegally cut lawaan lumbers were seized in a checkpoint of Agusan del Sur Provincial Public Safety Company in Brgy. Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on March 5, 2013. Confiscated lumbers were loaded in a black Suzuki tricycle driven by 37-year old Julito M. Ebuña when intercepted by the police manning the checkpoint at 5:30 a.m. Forest products have an estimated value of Php 11,200. Ebuña and his lumbers are now in custody of Prosperidad police.(PSUPT MMG)

Guard faces raps over violation of Gun Ban, Illegal Possession of Firearm By SPO1 Philip Amer P. Mazo

20-year old security guard would face charges on violation of Comelec gun ban and illegal possession of firearm for carrying unlicensed gun at Kishas

Videoke House in San Francisco town, Agusan del Sur Tuesday dawn at 2:05 a.m. Marco Antonio E. Dela Cruz, of Brgy. Alegria of

Police captures gun ban violator

this town, was nabbed when elements of San Francisco Police Station and 131st Regional Public Safety Company confiscated a caliber .38 revolver tucked on his waist in the wake of

operation ‘Kapkap”. Dela Cruz could not present legal documents to possess and carry firearm. Suspect is now under the custody of San Francisco police.(PSUPT MMG)

By PO1 Ryan C. Cagula

CAMP Rodriguez, Butuan City - Amid strict implementation of COMELEC gun ban in the entire region, authorities captured one person for carrying an unlicensed firearm, Friday dawn, outside Dakop KTV Bar in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. The suspect was Rico M. Biolelan, 22 years old of Rosario, Agusan del Sur,

who yielded one caliber .38 revolver loaded with three live bullets and a motorcycle. His arrest was made upon report from concerned citizens in the area and as he could not present legal documents to possess and carry the firearm. He is now under the custody of San Francisco Police Station. (RCC/asf)

PNP REGIONAL OFFICE 13, Camp. Rafael C. Rodriques, Libertad, Butuan City Email:, Facebook: pio pro caraga Hotline Globe - 09163954012, Sun - 09324318006, Smart - 09081954680 and Tel number: 8153325