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RSOG arrests Catbalogan jail escapee in Calbayog City

By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
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.

Suspect Junie Mañoso DiazEastern 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 said area.

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 averred.

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 added.

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.