Catbalogan jail escapee in Calbayog City
By RPCRD, Police Regional
December 7, 2012
CAMP RUPERTO K. KANGLEON,
Palo, Leyte – This man can no longer continue his fondness
with guns as the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG8) of Police
Regional Office 8 brings him to his rightful place in jail.
Eastern Visayas Regional
Director Chief Superintendent Elmer Ragadio Soria identified the
suspect as Junie Mañoso Diaz, also known as Mayo, 48, single, jobless,
a resident of Brgy Peñaplata, a hinterland barangay in Gandara, Samar.
“The suspect is fond of
bringing firearms which is illegal if you do not have license and
permit to carry,” Soria said. He added that Diaz was previously
arrested in the past for illegally possessing firearms.
The Regional Director
informed that an intelligence driven operation was launched in the
early morning of December 5 at Brgy. Tumaligues in Calbayog City based
on information given by an informant on the presence of a fugitive at
The suspect was surprised
but did not resist arrest when elements of RSOG under Police Inspector
Constantino Jabonete, Jr. arrested him inside his residence.
The police team was armed
with an Alias Warrant of Arrest for Illegal Possession of Low Powered
Firearm under Criminal Case Number Y8-K-133 issued by Hon. Judge Alma Uy Lampasa of Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Catbalogan City.
Judge Uy recommended an
amount of P60,000.00 for the suspect’s temporary liberty.
Soria disclosed that aside
from being an escapee, suspect is also a parolee for similar offense.
“He was arrested in
Catbalogan City for bringing firearm on May 25, 2008 and while
detained at the PNP lock-up cell awaiting trial, he managed to escape
sometime in December that year,” the region’s top police official
Soria further informed that
suspect has previous records of arrest for similar offense and was
sentenced on October 20, 2004 after he has been found guilty for
violation of Republic Act 8294 in criminal case number Y4-D-186.
“He was on probation
effective January 12, 2004 per order of Judge Salvador Jakosalem of
Catbalogan Municipal Trial Court until he was re-arrested in 2008,” he
The RSOG brought Diaz to the
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) detention facilities in
Catbalogan City for proper disposition.
Soria further assured
Eastern Visayas folks on the continuous implementation of Manhunt:
Charlie, the PNP’s campaign against wanted persons.
“We will leave no stone
unturned in conducting manhunt operations against those wanted by law
for them to face the consequences of their committed crimes,” the
regional director ended.