CIDG Oplan Pagtugis nabs 5 most wanted persons in Cebu

FIVE most wanted persons in Central Visayas were arrested in separate operations by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7 since the start of December 2022 as part of Oplan Pagtugis, the CIDG’s campaign against wanted persons.

First to fall was Brando Rico Cabillo, considered to be the most wanted person in the provincial level.

Cabillo, who is charged with statutory rape in relation to Section 5 of Republic Act 7610, or the Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, was arrested in Sitio Manggahan, Barangay San Nicolas in Cebu City on Friday, Dec. 2.

The warrant for his arrest was issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 6 Judge Ester Morales Veloso in Cebu City.

Bail was set at P180,000.

On Friday afternoon, Jackjun Abing Pagobo, the second most wanted man in the province, was arrested in Sitio San Roque, Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City. Pagobo is facing two counts of rape.

The warrant against him was issued by RTC Branch 6 Judge Maria Dee Seares in Mandaue City. No bail was recommended.

Allan Bejoc Toledo, the most wanted person in the municipal level, was arrested on Friday night.

Toledo is facing eight counts of violence against women and children and rape.

The warrant against him was issued by RTC Branch 91 Judge Flor Amor Opon in Danao City.

The ninth most wanted person in the municipal level, Harold Cornel Sayson, was arrested in Sitio Looc, Barangay Poblacion in the southern town of Argao, Cebu.

The warrant against Sayson, who is facing a murder charge, was issued by RTC Branch 94 Judge May Faith Lledo Trumata-Rebotiaco in Argao. Bail was set at P120,000.

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the CIDG Bohol Field Unit arrested Reynaldo Daling, the second most wanted person in the regional level, in Barangay Cubacub, Mandaue City.

The warrant against him was issued by RTC Branch 23 Judge Dax Gonzaga Xenos in Cebu City. No bail was recommended for Daling, who is charged with murder.

According to Lt. Regino Maramag, chief of CIDG Bohol, they were tipped off about Daling’s whereabouts.

Meanwhile, Colonel Peter Miguel Tagtag Jr., chief of CIDG 7, thanked the public for helping them locate these wanted persons.

According to him, the courts in the region recently issued another 1,000 arrest warrants. These exclude the up to 22,000 warrants of arrest that have yet to be served, he said. (AYB)