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CIDG nabs Dayan in La Union

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

CIDG personnel, together with La Union and Pangasinan Police nabs Ronnie Dayan (in vest) at Sitio Turod, Brgy. San Felipe in La Union.

CIDG personnel, together with La Union and Pangasinan Police nabs Ronnie Dayan (in vest) at Sitio Turod, Brgy. San Felipe in La Union.


After months of unrelenting manhunt, authorities are now in custody of Ronnie Dayan; former driver and alleged bagman of Senator Leila de Lima.

At about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, joint elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) La Union and Pangasinan police have arrested Dayan at Sitio Turod, Brgy. San Felipe, San Juan, La Union.

A bamboo hut believed to have been Ronnie Dayan's hideout.

A bamboo hut believed to have been Ronnie Dayan’s hideout.

In October, a House committee had ordered for the arrest of Dayan when he failed to attend the hearing on the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) drug trade.

Dayan is accused of collecting drug money from druglords on behalf of Sen. De Lima. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Authorities nab British national, Filipino for illegal possession of firearms

by UNTV   |   Posted on Saturday, November 25th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Through a search warrant issued by  Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 152 Judge Danilo Cruz, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Anti-Transnational Crime Unit (CIDG-ATCU) raided a residential unit in Valle Verde in Pasig City.

According to CIDG ATCU chief PSupt. Roque Merdegia Jr., operatives arrested suspects British national Matthew George Marney and Filipino Romel Mañas Catilo who are both residents of Valle Verde.

Authorities nabbed the suspects after discovering that they were in possession of unlicensed firearms.

“May information kaming natanggap na may presence ng (We received information about the presence of) AED persons sa (in) Valle Verde 5 way back in September and because of that information we conducted a surveillance operation and we apply search warrant,” said the police officer.

CIDG-ATCU operatives confiscated from the two, 5 caliber .45 pistols, 5 magazines, 25 pieces of live ammunition and 4 boxes of blank ammunition for a caliber .45 pistol.

They also seized a stun gun and four gun holder boxes, a gun cleaning kit, 14 pieces of bladed weapons, 3 firearms holsters, a magazine pouch, and an improvised slingshot.

“We will coordinate with the British embassy about the background of the suspect. If he has any record and involvement in illegal transactions abroad,” said Merdegia.

Merdegia said that the suspects are already facing complaints before the Department of Justice for violating the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms Law and Ammunition.

Meanwhile, CIDG NCR arrested four illegal recruiters in Kalaw, Ermita including a Japanese national who recruited Filipinos to work as domestic helpers in Japan.

The Japanese national was also caught in the act of receiving money from the victim.

“In compliance with the instruction of our president the CIDG will conduct intensified operations against illegal recruitment,” said CIDG – NCR Chief PSSupt. Wilson Asueta. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP pleased with passage of proposed restoration of subpoena powers to the PNP-CIDG

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) sees the passage of a proposed law in the Lower House of Congress which seeks to bring back subpoena powers to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), the investigating body of the PNP, as a huge help to the organization.

According to PNP-CIDG Chief P/Dir. Roel Obusan, the pace of their investigation of cases will become faster once they are given the power to issue a subpoena.

“More than happy. This is an organizational advancement for CIDG. We are looking forward to a better and faster investigative process in CIDG and the PNP as a whole… thanks to our legislators,” Obusan said.

CIDG National Capital Region Director PS/Supt. Wilson Asueta said that through the said law, it will be easier for them to retrieve necessary documents or even copies of CCTV footages.

“We can easily ask documentary evidence from concern individuals and entities so we can have it and use in the filing of cases,” Asueta said.

The CIDG said they are having difficulty investigating as they can retrieve limited information only that could serve as evidence.

“We cannot force them to produce documents to appear before us, so a mere invitation only, voluntary basis only,” Asueta said.

The chief of the CIDG, meanwhile, assured the public that they will not abuse their subpoena powers.

“It will not be abused. A subpoena can be checked, the person can consult lawyers and other learned individuals. It will not supplant rights of the people. In fact, this can lessen conduct of search warrants,” Obusan said.

Of all law enforcement bodies in the country, only the PNP has no power to issue subpoena unlike the national bureau of investigation, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Justice.

This is why, the CIDG said, giving them the said power would help in the immediate resolution of the cases they are investigating.

The proposal giving the CIDG subpoena powers was passed in the Senate last January. – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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Suspect in the killing of a Grab driver, surrendered to authorities

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — “Bakit di mo pinagbigyan na mabuhay siya? Ang dami niyang pangarap sa mga anak namin, sa pamilya namin, bakit mo ginawa? Napakawalang puso mo (Why couldn’t you have just let him live? He had so many dreams for our children and our family, how could you do it? You are so heartless),” said Brenda Maquidato, widow of slain Grab driver, Gerardo “Junie” Maquidato Jr., after facing the suspect responsible for her husband’s death.

The victim’s mother, Maximiana Amolato Maquidato, also lamented, “Sabi nga ni Lord magpatawad raw ng 777 times, pero parang di ko yata makuha kahit isa (The Lord said to forgive 777 times, but I don’t think I can do it even once).”

Maquidato was shot by suspect, Narc Delemios last October 26 in Pasay City, when the latter boarded the victim’s car as a Grab passenger.

According to the suspect, he was just supposed to steal money from the victim. However, Maquidato resisted, prompting him to shoot him in the head.

“Hindi ko po alam na siya ay good samaritan. Humihingi po ako ng pasensya pero mahirap na po talagang maibalik. Pera lang po talaga ang gusto kong kuhain sa kanya pero lumaban po siya kaya ko po nagawa yung krimen,” said the suspect.

(I was not aware that he was a good Samaritan. I am asking for forgiveness for what I did. But I know I can never bring back his life. I just wanted his money but he resisted and that’s how I ended up committing the crime.)

Delemios left Maquidato’s dead body in Pasay City, while he brought his Toyota Innova car in Tarlac.

“May two witnesses tayo doon sa pinagbarilan mismo at nakita din yung assailant hinila yung driver pagkabaril at natutuwa pa raw ito bago siya gumalaw. Parang may minutes na nag lull, parang kino contemplate niya paano niya na…bakit nabaril. After that nilaglag niya na lang sa kalye at inalis ang sasakyan” said PSSupt. Dionisio Bartolome.

(We have two witnesses in the area where the shooting happened. The assailant was seen dragging the driver after shooting him and even looking very pleased with it before making a move. There was a lull for several minutes, as if he was contemplating what just happened. After that, he just dropped the victim’s body on the road and drove the car away,” said PSSupt. Dionisio Bartolome.

The suspect also threw into the river the gun he used in killing the Grab driver.

Authorities arrested Delemios in Pasay City after he sent surrender feeler to the police and his mother-in-law.

“‘His whereabouts were also sent to us so there is a semblance of voluntarily surrender that’s why he was immediately arrested by the elements of NCRPO together with CIDG,” said CIDG Director PCSupt. Roel Obusan.

Delemios will face charges of robbery with homicide for robbing and killing Maquidato.

The PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group noted that Delemios also has a standing warrant of arrest for a murder case in Parañaque in 2014.— Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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