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Vol. 1 No. 12

Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City

January 14 - 18, 2013

Caraga has new police director By PO3 Zena Menioria Panaligan

Camp Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City - Pursuant to General Order Number 9 of the PNP National Headquarters, Caraga would have new police director to take the helm of police force effective January 8, 2012. Police Chief Superintendent Getulio P. Napeñas, former deputy director of the PNP Special Action Force, would be serving as the newly installed regional director. On the other hand, former PRO 13 Director Carmelo E. Valmoria was reassigned as Director of the PNP’s elite Special Action Force in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. An arrival honor was given to CSUPT Napeñas here on January 13 as he stepped in the home of friendly but brave police force. CSUPT Napeñas, a member of PMA Class 1982 and recipient of

various awards for his exemplary performance, has been serving almost 30 years in law enforcement. As he spoke before the throng of police officers, the top official urged cops to continuously serve as builders and defenders

of democracy. “We share the same need to care for the common people and to see our democratic government succeed in all its undertaking,” top official stressed out. (PSUPT M.G.,RPIO)

Entrapment operation nets firearms, nabs culprits Camp Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City - As the PNP took more aggressive steps to account for loose firearms, authorities arrested four suspects and seized high powered firearms in an entrapment operation on January 12, 2012 in Brgy. Taft, Surigao City. Suspects Allan B. Avelino, 45, of Danao City, Cebu; Archie B. Avelino, 45, of Brgy. Capalayan, Surigao City; Ariel B. Avelino, 21, of Placer, Surigao del Norte; and Richard A. Zambrano, 21, of Claver, Surigao del Norte were captured in a joint operation of Surigao del Norte Criminal Investigation and Detection Team, Regional Intelligence Division, Surigao City Police Station and Regional Intelligence Unit when they sold firearms to cop posing

as buyer at 10:30a.m. Seized from the suspects were AR 15/KG Cal. 9mm automatic rifle with three magazines, Beretta Cal. 9mm pistol with one magazine, two Remington caliber .45 pistols with two magazines, two Smith and Wesson cal. 38 revolvers, a black Magnum cal. 22 revolver, cal. 5.56 ammunition, shotgun ammunition, and cal. 22 ammunition. Police force has intensified its operation to account for loose firearms

PO3 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

in the region that could be used to sow violence in the upcoming midterm polls. “The PNP is continously taking away instruments of

violence like immobilizing activities of armed groups and criminal elements,” PCSUPT Getulio P. Napeñas said.(PSUPT M.G.,RPIO)

PNP REGIONAL OFFICE 13, Camp. Rafael C. Rodriques, Libertad, Butuan City Email:, Facebook: pio pro caraga Tel number: 8153325


Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City

JANUARY 14-18, 2013

Government Agencies Gathered for Peaceful Mid-term Polls By PO1 Ryan C. Cagula


amp Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City - In order to herald the start of campaign period and to express their unified support for safe and peaceful 2013 elections, government agencies held a unity walk and prayer rally on January 13, 2012. Walk for SAFE (Safe and Peaceful Elections) 2013 started from Guingona Park at 4:30a.m. heading to the provincial Capitol of Agusan del Norte. An inter-faith prayer followed led by religious leaders and government agency heads. Although there have always been reports of election-related violence in some parts of the country in the past, participants were optimistic to have successful electoral process in 2013. PRO 13 Director, PC-

SUPT Getulio P. Napeñas reminded the public that the implementation of total gun ban commenced on January 13 to curb violence linked to elections. The top official has encouraged the cooperation of Caraganons in all security measures undertaken by the PNP. “I believe we are all passengers on the same boat; let us work together toward a common vision of ensuring peaceful midterm polls, PCSUPT Nap e ñas c onclu d e d. (PSUPT M.G.,RPIO)

Suspected drug user falls at PNP checkpoint By PO1 Ryan C. Cagula

Butuan City - A suspected drug user fell into the hands of the authorities in a checkpoint along the National Highway of Brgy. Bancasi here on January 12, 2013. Butuan City Police Station 3 was conducting checkpoint at 9:30p.m. when a blue Yamaha STX (1504 LN) speeded up prompting the police to chase the riding-intandem suspects. Patrocinio R. Longos, Jr, 19, resident of Brgy. Manapa, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte was captured in a pursuit operation while his cohort escaped. Two sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated from the suspect. Patrocinio, who will be charged with possession of illegal drugs, is now under the custody of Butuan City Police Station 3. “People are tempted with what illegal drugs

SEIZED ITEMS Elements of Butuan City Police Station 3 confiscate 2 sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or” shabu”, nokia cellphone and a wallet from Patrocinio R. Longos, Jr.

seem to offer but learning the facts about its effects can widen your perspective as to the risks posed

by these substances,” PRO 13 Director Getulio P. Napeñas concluded. (PSUPT M.G.,RPIO)

YAMAHA STX motorcycle used by Patrocinio Longos, Jr. and his cohort who hurdled the PNP checkpoint along the National Highway of Bancasi, Butuan City on January 12, 2013.

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 Tel number: 8153325



JANUARY 14-18, 2013

PNPCARAGA NEWS Series of Robbery in Butuan City A 22-year old man fell prey to riding in tandem suspects in a heist in Brgy. San Vicente, Butuan City on January 9, 2013. Police investigation disclosed Nixon S. Rufano was on the way to attend church activities when attacked by the robbers who boarded a single motorcycle (without plate number) at 5:15a.m. Robbers stabbed the victim’s neck and grabbed latter’s sling bag that contained his black Samsung laptop and important documents. In Brgy Ambago, Butuan City, the house of Reginaldo Gerona y Felisco, 47 years old, married located at Purok-8, Christ the King, Ambago this city was forcibly entered by an unidentified suspect on the night of January 11, 2013 while the occupants were asleep. Investigation conducted by elements of Butuan City Police Station (BCPS) 3 revealed that the suspect gained entrance by destroying the lock of

sliding window. Suspect carted white Samsung MP3 with headset worth P4,000.00, one (1) unit black and silver Toshiba laptop worth more or less P30,000.00, dollar collections worth P150.00 in Philippine currency and P30.00 cash money. Discovery took place around 5:00 a.m. of January 12, 2013. School principal’s office was robbed by three unidentified culprits in Brgy. Bancasi, Butuan City. Edna P. Barbajo, 43, principal of Bancasi Elementary School, reported to police she lost her valuable items when heist occurred early morning of January 13, 2013. Investigation revealed the robbers destroyed the padlock of the office and took the following: black Acer Laptop worth Php 26, 000 and a DVD player worth Php 1,600. School caretakers Raymond B. Arinque and his wife Mamiril O. Arinque said they heard the bark-

ing of dogs at 3:00a.m and saw three unidentified persons who scampered off into the dark portion of the school. A cell phone shop was robbed by unidentified culprits in Purok 2, Brgy. Libertad, Butuan City. Rolando Posadas Jr. y Horia, 40, resident of Blk 6, Lot 29, Happy Homes Subd., Brgy Ambago, Butuan City, reported to police that he lost his valuable items when robbery occurred on January 14, 2013 around 8:00 in the morning. Investigation revealed the robbers destroyed the wooden stick attached to the sliding window and took the following: one unit CPU of Samsung color black worth Php 12, 000 and assorted cellular phone accessories worth Php 12,650. Butuan City cops have commenced their intensive investigation to capture the culprits and recover the stolen items.

Gun-grabbing Suspect nabbed in Bayugan City By: PO1 Ryan C. Cagula


37-year old driver was captured when he grabbed issued shotgun of a de-

tailed security guard in 20-year old Pedro P. Brgy. Taglatawan, Ba- Magdua of Sherlock Seyugan City, Agusan del curity Agency was on Sur on January 9, 2013. his duty at Victory Commercial when attacked by Prudencio C. Calimbo, Jr. using a knife at 8:00a.m. Republic of the Philippines Jerrey Noya and BerPHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE nardo Caputol, security POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE 13 (CARAGA) guards from nearby establishments who noticed Public Information Office the scuffle, came to rescue Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Libertad their comrade. Butuan City Calimbo was captured and turned over to BayuPCSUPT Getulio P. Napeñas gan City Police Station. Editorial Consultant Police Regional Office 13 lauded the cooperation of PSUPT MARTIN MERCADO GAMBA security guards in foiling Editor in Chief the suspect’s ill-motive. A.S.F.

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




Caraga Police nab more criminals By Ruth Kahrreen Aranton-Pontillo

Police Regional Office 13 has intensified its operations to haul to jail wanted criminals in the region as part of the nationwide implementation of LOI “MANHUNT CHARLIE” – PNP’s campaign against wanted persons thru service of warrants. The sustained intelligence build-up and information networking between the PNP and community led to the success of the following operations: Charged with murder, Osting Lovola was nabbed by the authorities on Janaury 10, 2013 in his residence in Brgy. Cabangahan, Tago, Surigao del Sur. Lovola fell into the hands of joint elements of Task Force “MANHUNT CHARLIE” of Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office and Tago Police Station at 5:00 p.m. due to warrant of arrest issued by Judge Vicente M. Luna, Jr. of RTC, Branch 40 (Tandag City) under criminal case number 4648. Suspect, whose case is unbailable and listed as Top 2 most wanted person in Surigao del Sur, is now under the custody of Tago Municipal Police Station. Number 9 most wanted person in the town of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur with pending warrant of arrest for Sexual Abuse

fell into the hands of the authorities on January 10, 2013 in Brgy Lapinigan of this town. Gerald Taray y Baliling, 23, resident of Purok 2B, Brgy. Ormaca, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur was captured by joint elements of San Francisco Police, Agusan del Sur Criminal Investigation and Detection Team, and 131st Regional Public Safety Company at 4:30p.m. By virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Judge Dante Luz N. Viacrucis of RTC Branch 6 (Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur) under criminal case number 7386. Susp ec t, w ho can post Php 80,000.00 for his temporary liberty, is now under the custody of San Francisco Municipal Police Station.

In Brgy 1, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, joint personnel from San Francisco Police Station, 131st Regional Public Safety Company and Agusan del Sur Criminal Investigation and Detection Team arrested Agusterio Pedroso Gomez, 54 years old, a resident of Purok-4, Brgy Pisaan, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur around 11:00 a.m. January 15, 2013. Gomez was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Judge Dante Luz N. Viacrusis under criminal case number 6440 for Homicide with recommended bail of P40,000.00. Arrested person is now under the custody of San Francisco Police for proper disposition.

75-year old farmer with pending arrest warrant for violation of RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act) fell into the hands of Lingig Police on January 13, 2013. Gregorio M. Pormento was captured by the authorities in his residence in Brgy. Poblacion, Lingig, Surigao del Sur at 3:00a.m. By virtue of arrest warrant issued by Judge Romeo C. Buenaflor of RTC Branch 29 (Bislig City). Pormento, who can post Php 200,000 bail for his temporary liberty, is now under the custody of Lingig Police Station.

Charged with Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Homicide, Allan Masendo Sanoria, 44 years old, resident of Purok Nangka, Brgy 6, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte was arrested by the authorities in his residence on January 15, 2012 at around 3:00 p.m. The capture was made by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Hon. Eduardo Casals, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 1 ( Libertad, Butuan City) under criminal case number 16364 with recommended bail of P30,000.00. Sanoria is now under the custody of 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion for proper disposition.

PNP REGIONAL OFFICE 13, Camp. Rafael C. Rodriques, Libertad, Butuan City Email:, Facebook: pio pro caraga Tel number: 8153325

4 Selfless Service to Foster Public Trust PIO PRO CARAGA - 13


JANUARY 14-18, 2013


oday, as I take the beginning steps down of what may be an exhilarating challenge, difficulties are to be expected yet should in no way dissuade me from pursuing this.

In life, the most beautiful thing you can do is taking responsibility. With humility and prayer, I firmly accept the wider range of duties and responsibilities as the Regional Director. Indeed, this is a great task and I am committed, in the execution of my duties, to earn the confidence you have placed in me. And as I face my life’s another public challenge and responsibility, please allow me to acknowledge the people who have shaped me, no other than my family and my fellow officers. Most of all, to the Almighty God, for giving me the strength and courage to surpass all odds and for His divine protection that made me enjoy the blessings of life. As public servants, we share the same need to care for the common

people, to promote the public good, and to see our free and democratic government succeed in all its undertaking. By doing so, we, fulfill our sense of calling; and we address our own deep need for significance. In addition to the services we provide, we are also the builders of community and democracy. We stand by the charters that create our local governments. When confronted by naysayers, we stand behind the decisions, laws, and works of our organizations and stand for what is right. At times, we confront citizens with their freedoms and challenge them to be contributing members of our communities since public safety is a shared responsibility. Let me also relay the message of our Chief PNP in his advocacy of bringing a better mindset

to Philippine National Police personnel so the police organization could regain the people’s respect as law enforcers. In his new year’s message on Jan. 1, PNP Director General Alan Purisima urged the police force to be good examples for the public by carrying out our duties and responsibilities with competence to bring back honor to the words ‘police officer’ and ‘law enforcer’. He said this could only be done if every police officer were to provide serbisyong makatotohanan. The PNP chief emphasized his plans for the PNP in his strategic focus program called “Code-P: 2013 and Beyond” which was consistent with the PNP’s long-term program “PNP Patrol Plan 2030.” Code-P stands for competence, organizational development, discipline, excellence and profes-

sionalism. In addition, Gen. Purisima has ordered all commanders nationwide to conduct aggressive operations to account for more than 500,000 firearms with expired licenses amid the possibility they could be used to sow violence during the mid-term elections. Prior the start of election period, we shall have planned and prepared necessary measures to ensure a peaceful and credible

conduct of mid-term polls. We shall be able to catch all the potential troublemakers whom we consider as major threat to the exercise of democratic rights of the Filipino people in May. Being excellent in our respective jobs is to go beyond that. It does not only mean being strong under the line of fire; it also means giving the good fight in building bridges within govern-

ment and between government and communities. It does not only mean destroying those who put our way of life at risk; it also means building the stability of institutions that keep that peace. Let us all remain united for a common goal. Let us pursue integrity and candor with the intent to foster public trust. Maraming salamat sa mainit na pagtanggap! Mabuhay po tayong lahat!

Police hunt suspects in child rape-slay By: PO1 Ryan C. Cagula


an Francisco, Agusan del Sur - Authorities were on manhunt operation to capture suspects responsible in raping and killing an 8-year old girl who was found half naked at Tagconayon Creek, Bayugan 2, here on January 15, 2013.

Kyla D. Bongcawil, grade 2 pupil of Bayugan 2 Elementary School, was found dead with her short pants and underwear placed on top of her cadaver at 5:20

a.m. nearly 15 hours after she went missing. Victim sustained wounds on her head and left neck. Reports said she left home going to school on January 14 at

12:45.p.m. Agusan del Sur Provincial Crime Laboratory processed the crime scene and would conduct further examination. San Francisco Police

Station has maximized its operation to capture the murderers who devastated the life of an innocent girl.

PNP REGIONAL OFFICE 13, Camp. Rafael C. Rodriques, Libertad, Butuan City Email:, Facebook: pio pro caraga Tel number: 8153325


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