Saturday, February 8, 2014


 SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga- Through the aggressive campaign of Police Regional Office 3 under the leadership of its Regional Director, Police Chief Supt. Raul D Petrasanta to arrest wanted criminals and put them behind bars, a former local official who was wanted for several crimes was arrested today.
            Based on reports that reached this Office, around 10:30 this morning, elements of Pantabangan Municipal Police Station coordinated with Umingan Police Station in Pangasinan to conduct a manhunt operation for the possible arrest of Romeo Borja SR, ex-mayor of Pantabangan who went into hiding last year.

            Former Mayor Borja Sr. was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon Judge Bernardita Gabian-Eum, RTC Branch Angeles City with CC Nos 13-10529, 13-10528 and 13-10527 for the crimes of  Violation of Sec 4a in relation to Sec 6a of RA 9208 (Qualified trafficking in persons), Violation of Sec 6b of 7610  and Rape with no recommended bail.
                Arrested wanted person  is now under the custody of Pantabangan MPS  for proper disposition.
           Petrasanta lauded the operating troops for a job well done and he further remarked that one criminal off the street accords citizens with a sound sleep. Moreover, he directed all Police Provincial Offices to conduct an obstinate, efficient campaign and advocacy by implementing a wide-ranging pro-active approach/strategy on the campaign against Wanted Persons in coordination with various law enforcement and other concerned government agencies.

OSY abused inside funeral parlor, then forced inside coffin in Ecija rape

STA. ROSA, Nueva Ecija – A 11-year-old out-of-school youth (OSY) was sexually abused by inside a funeral parlor Friday then was forced inside a coffin to hide by her abuser who was later arrested by police.
          Chief Inspector Louie Dionglay, police station commander, identified the suspected rapist as a certain Joe, 58, a funeral parlor caretaker, of Villaluz Subdivision in nearby Cabanatuan City.
          Dionglay said Joe was arrested after his young victim’s family filed a rape case before the local police.
          The incident transpired at Barangay Burgos here at 10 am Friday when the suspect invited the girl for lunch inside a funeral parlor.
          Using brute force, the suspect was able to rape the suspect and afterwards forced her to hide inside one of the coffins.
The terrified victim screamed for help and was heard by one of the residents who helped her escape and brought her to the nearby barangay hall where they reported the incident.       
           Barangay officials then reported the incident to police who rushed to the place and arrested the suspect.
           Police Officer 3 Florinda Buan, investigator-on-case, said the victim was brought to a Cabanatuan hospital for medico-legal examination.
She said that the victim confessed it was the third time she was abused by the suspect, the first time was only last month.

Buan said it was only last Friday when the victim was able to report to police as she feared for her life. – Manny Galvez   


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