CAMP DANGWA, Benguet – Forty-eight individuals, including eight most wanted persons, were arrested during a simultaneous manhunt operation conducted by the Police Regional Office-Cordillera region-wide from May 14 to May 20.
Based on the records from the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD), the Baguio City Police Office made the most arrests with 15 wanted persons, followed by the Benguet Police Provincial Office with 13 arrests, Abra PPO with nine arrests, Ifugao PPO with six arrests, Kalinga PPO and Mountain Province PPO with two arrests each, and Apayao PPO with one arrest.
Of the arrested personalities, eight individuals were listed as most wanted, including four at the provincial level and the other four at the city level.
PRO-Cordillera Director Police Brig. General David Peredo Jr. said that as a result of the intensified police presence, 51 municipalities in the different provinces of the region and one police station in Baguio City remain peaceful, as PRO-Cordillera recorded zero crime incidents during the same week.
Zero crime incidents were recorded in 21 out of 27 municipalities in Abra; five out of six municipalities in Apayao; four out of 13 municipalities in Benguet; six out of seven municipalities in Kalinga; seven out of 11 municipalities in Ifugao, and eight out of ten municipalities in Mountain Province.