By Erwin Beleo
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – A former city government employee tagged in a rape case was arrested on Wednesday, after 14 years in hiding.
Superintendent John Guiagui, San Fernando City police chief, identified the suspect as Frederick Ordoño Balanon, 43, considered the city’s second most wanted fugitive.
The arrest was coordinated with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in the Soccsksargen region.
Balanon ,a former City Engineering Office employee from 1999 to 2003 and a resident of Barangay Sevilla and Cabarsican, here, went into hiding in Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani since 2004.
Guiagui said that Balanon was nabbed when the Sultan Kudarat Police informed them that he was a spotted in Purok 5, Barangay Old Poblacion, Maitum, Sarangani Province.
He was taken into custody by the Maitum police through a standing warrant of arrest which was issued on August 27, 2013 in San Fernando City.