Region 6’s two most wanted persons nabbed

One of Western Visayas “most wanted persons” from Aklan was nabbed in Carles, Iloilo on Monday. (Batan MPS photo)

By Jennifer P. Rendon

Two persons on Western Visayas’ most wanted list were arrested in Iloilo province on Dec. 11.

Police only identified the suspects as alias Rogelio and alias Vien, who were both accused of rape-related charges.

Members of Batan Municipal Police Station, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) – Aklan, Maritime Police Station-Aklan, Aklan Police Provincial Office (AkPPO) tracker team, AkPPO-Provincial Intelligence Unit and 1st Aklan Provincial Mobile Force Company, nabbed Rogelio at 10:40 a.m. Monday at Barangay Alipata, Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo.

Listed as the region’s top 3 most wanted person, Rogelio was charged with two counts of rape under Criminal Case Numbers 16848 and 16847 and acts of lasciviousness in relation to Republic Act 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act) docketed under CC No. 16846.

Judge Bienvenido P. Barrios Jr. of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) 6 Branch 3, Kalibo, Aklan, issued the arrest warrant.

No bail was recommended for his temporary arrest.

Meanwhile, Vien was collared at 9:02 a.m. in Barangay Poblacion, San Rafael, Iloilo.

Tagged as Western Visayas’ seventh most wanted person, he was accused of three counts of rape by carnal knowledge docketed CC Numbers 2023-11278, 2023-11279, and 2023-11280.

Members of the San Rafael Municipal Police Station, together with the Anti-Kidnapping Group – Visayas Field Unit, Regional Intelligence Division (RID) 6, and 2nd Iloilo Provincial Mobile Force Company, served the arrest warrants against the suspect.

Judge Oscar Leo Billena of the Regional Trial Court 6 (RTC-6) Branch 70, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo issued the arrest warrant.

No bail was recommended for his temporary liberty.

The two suspects are now detained for the proper disposition of their case.

Brigadier General Sidney Villaflor, Western Visayas police chief, said that the suspects’ arrests is a concrete manifestation that the PNP is steadfast in giving justice to victims of crimes in the region.