PDEA’s list of village officials in drugs

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency released a list of village officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs. The list is said to be verified and validated.

A total of 207 village officials are in the PDEA list.

PDEA chief Aaron Aquino identified the regions with the most number of officials involved in illegal drugs as Bicol with 70 executives; CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) with 34; and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with 13.

The order for the release of the list was made by President Rodrigo Duterte in light of the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May.

SPOT REPORT RE: Neutralization of an Armed person

During a legitimate police operation (DRUG BUY BUST)
Good morning sir/mam.

For info, on the 24th day of April 2018 at around 9:00 a.m. Brgy Official of Dacudao Calinan, Davao City assisted TAM-TAM MUSCAN of legal age, male and a resident of Brgy Dacudao Calinan Davao City for his voluntary surrender at this office. Subject male readily admitted using and dealing drugs and as per operational procedure he underwent surveillance by this station purposely to make sure that he is sincere in his intention. That as per validation report suspect was not sincere in his intentions yet he continue in his drug activity selling drugs.

2. At around 8:00 p.m. of April 29, 2018 a drug buy bust operation was initiated by this office led by PCI MICHAEL S UYANGUREN against the above- mentioned suspect at Brgy Dacudao Calinan, Davao City. Wherein P01 ABDUL KHIER LUMAGBAS was tasked to act as the poseur buyer using the 500-peso bill marked money with serial no. X033846 with pre-operation no. 30004-042108-0205

3. That in the course of there drug transaction the suspect received the 500-peso bill from P01 LUMAGBAS thereafter the suspect gave the sachet to P01 LUMAGBAS and upon close observation by the poseur buyer the said sachet was heat sealed believed to be containing white crystalline granules believed to be of shabu.

4. Immediately thereafter, P01 LUMAGBAS introduced himself as POLICE OFFICER and as was about to arrest the suspect he was forcibly push aside. Then the suspect drew an unidentified calibre of pistol from his waist and fired it towards P01 LUMAGBAS who luckily managed to roll over the ground and was not hit. Sensing that the life of P01 LUMAGBAS was in imminent danger, he was forced to retaliate and was able to neutralized the suspect.

5. Thereafter, police officers officer called Central base 911 and requested for medical assistance to possibly revive the suspect, however, due to the delay of the medical response they were constraint to bring the suspect to Isaac Robillo General Hospital, Calinan this city on board Mobile patrol no.97, suspect was declared DOA by the attending physician Dra. RIZZA MAE APOSTOL.

6. SOCO team led by PCI GENOVA also arrived at the place of incident and processed the crime scene and were able to recover One (1) unit of revolver pistol without serial number containing 2 live ammunitions inside its cylinder and one fired cartridge along with one (1) unit yellow my phone believed to be possibly used by the suspect in his drug transactions.

7. The team also went to Anghel Funeral homes, Calinan Davao City and conducted ocular inspection to the cadaver of the neutralized suspect and they were able to recover from the cadaver possession and control the following items to wit:
a. 500-peso bill Marked money bearing serial no.X033846.
b. Four (4) elongated heat sealed plastic sachet all individually containing white crystalline substance believed to be of shabu

8. That cadaver of the neutralized suspect now lies at Anghel Funeral homes Calinan this city for the required autopsy and paraffin examinations.

9. For information and progress report will follow officers on case P03 ZAFRA and NAPALIT

Bishop Abel Apigo, Davao Oriental’s New Bishop, Warmly Received by Faithful

City of Mati, Davao Oriental — Happiness and excitement is written all over the faces on the people of Davao Oriental as they warmly welcomed the arrival of the province’s new bishop, Most Reverend Abel Apigo.

Davao Oriental residents led by the province’s Chief Executive, Governor Nelson Dayanghirang, have warmly received Bishop Apigo at the province’s Welcome Park in the town of Banaybanay on Wednesday morning, April 25.

Bishop Apigo, who travelled by land to this province from Davao City, was accompanied by fellow bishops, priests, nuns and friends. From the gateway town of Banaybanay, the new Bishop boarded a new vehicle that resembles that of a “pope mobile” as he and hundreds of well-wishers made their way to Davao Oriental’s capital, the City of Mati.

Thousands more waited for him at the sprawling Mati Cathedral. Braving both the scorching heat of the sun and a heavy downpour, a huge crowd of Catholic faithful spilled to the streets across the Mati Cathedral to witness the historic liturgical reception and canonical installation of Bishop Apigo.

“May I greet with a resounding mabuhay to our new bishop of Mati, the Most Reverend Abel Apigo! With the dust of the roads of our communities rising up to meet you, the hot blast of our communities behind your back, Bishop Abel Apigo, may you behold the gentle smiles of our people, radiant as sunshine. Welcome to our uniquely beautiful province of Davao Oriental! We believe you are a shepherd in the truest sense of the word, a shepherd who finds both rest and strength in prayer. A shepherd who smell of his sheep. This early, we thank you for making us to understand our faith deeply. And thanks to the many Catholic lay leaders in our communities who have molded and strengthened our faith in Jesus Christ,” says Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang.

“We implore the Almighty for a special outpouring of graces and blessings on our new bishop of Mati. May the Lord bless him with a healthy body, a robust mind, a joyful spirit and endurance to lead our diocese during these times, and to point to our people the way to truth, justice and peace. May God annoint Bishop Abel Apigo with His spirit that he may continue to emulate Jesus Christ: humble, upright, obedient and faithful to God’s word and will.”

The governor adds: “We will continue to ask the Lord for peace and prosperity in our province, sagacity and integrity for our leaders, dignity and solidarity for our people. We will continue to pray for a community of believers, where the weak shall be strong, and the strong shall be just and just shall be compassionate. We shall work together especially for the last, the least and the lost, those who have been largely forgotten in our communities.”

During a special dinner hosted by Governor Dayanghirang at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy, the new bishop of Mati disclosed that he was “so glad” that even the non-Christians of this province have warmly received him. “In fact, the driver of the vehicle I boarded from Banaybanay town to Mati was a Muslim. It is really very heart-warming. Thank you very much,” says Bishop Apigo.

The diocese of Mati did not have a bishop for more than three years after the retirement of Bishop Patricio Alo, the bishop of Mati for thirty one years. “Let me take this opportunity to thank the retired bishop of Mati, Bishop Patricio Alo, who is a little frail physically but has a robust mind and spirit that is dedicated to God and our community.

Bishop Alo, our hearts are full with your friendship, love and support. We are so inspired by your life story being an instrument of God’s grace and peace,” says the governor of Davao Oriental.


The 49-year-old Bishop Apigo hails from Davao City. He was ordained as a priest on April 18, 1994.

His first assignments after his ordination as a priest was being a Parochial Vicar of the San Pedro Cathedral Parish in Davao City. He also served as director of the Davao Youth Coordinating Apostolate and as Chaplain of the Catholic Campus Ministry of Davao.

He later became pastoral director, professor, rector, coordinator, vice rector and dean of seminarians of the Saint Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary of Mindanao in Catalunan Grande in Davao City. Bishop Apigo is director since 2008 of the Archdiocesan Commission on Cultural Heritage of Davao.

He is presently the president of the Diocesan Clergy of Mindanao Association. He spent his graduate studies on Licentiate in Church History at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana in Rome Italy from 1997 up to 2000. He also attended major seminars on the Book of Deuteronomy at the Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.

“He (Bishop Apigo) is young, and he has a very energetic voice! I thought only old people can become bishops. I love his voice, and he is jolly. He talks like one of us,” says Alejandra Jane Santiago, 16, one of the thousands of well-wishers who trooped at the Mati Cathedral.

“Because we are used to seeing old bishops, so indeed he is a surprise. The Church should really make a real connect with the youth. That way, the youth would get nearer to the Church. The Church is not only for the old people. We should really infuse young blood to the Church,” says an old woman accompanied by her five grandchildren. “Finally, we have a bishop. And he is young and always smiling,” says 15-year-old Marites Fuentesflor.

Speaking before a huge crowd attending a holy mass at the Mati Cathedral, Bishop Apigo described Davao Oriental as a “beautiful and scenic diocese of the Eastern part of Mindanao.” He thanked the residents for warmly welcoming him. “I am very happy and thankful to God for this new assignment. To the Most Reverend Patricio Alo, we thank you for helping the Christian faith to grow. Thank you, and I will always look up to you as my father and my brother. Thank you so much, Your Excellency Patricio H. Alo,” says Bishop Apigo.

He also thanked the Most Reverend Romulo Valles, the archbishop of Davao and currently the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, for gracing his installation as the new bishop of Mati. He added that he was “a student and a son” of Archbishop Valles.

However, per historical records, the diocese of Mati was first established in 1897. Jesuit historian, Father John Schumacher, described the historic creation of the diocese of Mati, thus: “Governor General Camilo Polavieja responded favourably, but provisionally, to the request of the Jesuits to separate Mati from the mission of Sigaboy on December 22, 1896, as a result of this approval, a priest and a brother were appointed in January of 1897, and the Royal Order of the Queen of Spain, giving the definitive approbation of the Church of Mati, was communicated to the superior general of the Jesuits in Manila by May of 1897.”

Based on recent official government data, more than 85 percent of Davao Oriental’s population are Catholics. By Ferdinand Zuasola/Photo by Eden Jhan Licayan

Kiblawan ambush

Initial Report;

DSPPO- OOA 2:30 PM of April 28, 2018, Kiblawan MPS led by PSI ERICH VON C REQUILMAN onboard Mobile Patrol Vehicle was ambushed by unidentified Lawless Armed Groups at Bulolsalo, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur.PNP personnel was managed to escape at ambushed site.As initial report,No reported casualties on said incident

Action Taken: Personnel 2nd Coy DSPMFC conduct reinforcement re the said incident.


Sir per info fm Kiblawan COP at around 3:00pm april 28, 2018 nagwithdraw po sila Sir sa ambush site iniwan nila ang sasakyan kasi tadtad ng bala natamaan ang gulong. Negative po casualty sir 11 personnel sila lahat.nasa gubat pa sila sir as of this time. For info Sir

Report re-Neutralization of Motor Riding Robbery/ Hold-up Suspects

Pls be informed that at around 3AM of April 28, 2018 an armed robbery hold up transpired at Libby Road, corner Newtown Vil., Bago Gallera, Matina, this City victimizing Dioriza Jane Baquial and Raymund Olano Baquial, all residents of said place. The three (3) armed suspects, at gunpoint, divested the couple of their Apple IPAD worth Php 30,000 and Samsung Cellular Phone worth php 6,000 and therafter escaped towards Toril direction on board a black colored Honda Wave.

Immediately upon receipt said report, PS3 operatives led by PCI Ronald Lao conducted a hot pursuit operation and with the cooperation of PS8 operatives led by PCI Jerome De Guzman, two (2) of the three (3) suspects were spotted at Prk 6, Bayanihan, Brgy Toril Proper at around 12:10nn. That when the hot pursuit team approached them, the suspects fired a .45 caliber pistol and a .38 caliber revolver towards the arresting operatives forcing said police officers to return fire hitting and wounding the suspects in the different parts of their bodies. They were immediately rushed to St. John Hospital and later transferred to SPMC but both were declared dead on arrival by the attending physician Dr. Araneta.

Thereafter, one (1) suspect was identified later as CRIS TAMBOBOY and recovered from his possession the ff. items; 1) one (1) unit .45 caliber pistol and 2)!Three (3) pcs. sachets of suspected “shabu” and from the possession of still unidentified male suspect were: 1) one (1) unit .38 caliber revolver and 2) two (2) pcs. sachet of suspected shabu and likewise also recovered from the scene were; two (2) pcs. Disposable lighter and the stolen items.

The dead suspects were positively identified by the victims. It was also learned that they were responsible in a series of robbery hold up in Talomo and Toril areas since last year.

SOCO conducted parallel crime scene investigation. Progress report to follow.

For info.