Regional police operatives nab 3 most wanted persons in LU

SAN FERNANDO CITY Intelligence operatives of the Police Regional Office 1 here, acting on tips from concerned citizens, nabbed three most wanted persons in separate operations last October 21.

Combined elements of the PRO1 Regional Special Operations Group led by Police Chief Inspector Julius C. Suriben and Police Chief Inspector Reynante S. Panay, and the Regional Mobile Group 1 2nd Company led by Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Danguecan arrested Rodolfo Pagkaliwangan, 49, a native of Quezon province, at about 5:50 a.m. in his residence at Sitio Payas, Barangay San Jose, Agoo, La Union. Pagkaliwangan escaped from the Quezon provincial jail and is wanted for murder with a P165,000.00 reward for his capture.

Less than two hours later, the police officers, in a follow-up operation, arrested Ruben Pagkaliwangan, 50, Rodolfo’s brother in Barangay San Antonio, also in Agoo town. He is a co-accused in the killing of Elpidio Lalusen in San Antonio, Quezon in 1999.

At about 9:00 a.m., the same operatives collared Niño Almoite, 33, son-in-law of the Pagkaliwangan brothers, in Barangay Paringao, Bauang, La Union. Almoite has a warrant of arrest for reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injuries and damage to property issued by Judge Manuel R. Aquino of the MTCC Branch 1, San Fernando City, La Union.

PCSupt Ramon V. Gatan, PRO1 Regional Director commended the officers for their “exemplary police work” and the community for their support and cooperation that led to the arrest of the suspects.

The arrest of the three wanted persons was the latest of a series of achievements in relation to PRO1’s “Impact Project on Most Wanted Persons” spearheaded by the Regional Intelligence Division headed by Police Senior Supt. Amando S. Lagiwid.#