Top 5 most wanted arrested by CIDG

A suspected terrorist involved in several terroristic activities in the Davao Region was arrested by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police in Davao City on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

The arrested suspect is identified as one Quirwin Lanson, 36 years old, married, and former member of the Pulang Bagani Command 1, Special Operations Group Regional Operations Command of the Southern Mindanao Regional Command of the New People’s Army.

Lanson was arrested in Purok 2B, Upper Dampa in Brgy. Magtuod, Davao City Wednesday morning.

The arresting team was led by P/Lt. Col. Darwin Padla of the CIDG together with the 112th Special Action Force, the Regional Intelligence Unit 11, DCPO-CIU and Talomo Police, who served the warrant of arrest against the accused for FRUSTRATED MURDER.

Lanson was said to have been involved in gathering information in the attack/burning of LAPANDAY Corporation Plastic Plant and the death of fish vendor during IED explosion on April 29, 2017.

He was also said to be involved in the burning of heavy equipment owned by Ulticon Builders Incorporated in Brgy. Callawa, Buhangin Dist., Davao City and burning of one container van in Sitio Banarao, Brgy. Talandang, Tugbok District, Davao City.

The arrested person was properly documented and presently detained at Talomo Police Station.

Guns, drugs intercepted in Davao checkpoint

Spot Report: Apprehension of person for violation of RA 9165 and RA 905911.

OOA 250920 Sep 2021, Joint AFP-PNP Checkpoint Operations composed of one (1) squad of Lacson PB led by MAJ EFREN TONGYA-EN (INF) PA and personnel of PS10 led by PMAJ JAKE GOLES apprehended the following:

Michael John Burias Lantoria, 40 y/o, from 193 Max Suniel St, Carmen, Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro, and Sebastian S. Quiblat, 61 y/o, from Igpit, Opol, Misamis Oriental, both onboard a white Mitsubishi Estrada pick-up with plate number KAA 7618 traveling towards Calinan, Davao City.

  1. Intercepted from their possession were five (5) – [1 medium, 4 small)] heat sealed plastic sachets believed to be “shabu” weighing approximately 3 grams with estimated street value of Forty Eight Thousand Pesos (Php 48 ,000.00),
  2. one (1) 9mm pistol, one (1) 380 pistol with one (1) magazine and seven (7) rds ammunition and other drug paraphernalia. Upon thorough search of the vehicle, personnel of TF Davao with K-9 and PNP found atleast 42 pcs 9mm pistols, 18 pcs shotguns and assorted ammunitions under the name of Delphian Security Agency. The suspects did not possess Travel Authority/Permit to Transport the said FAs.
  3. Marking and inventory of the confiscated evidence was undertaken by PS10 personnel and witnessed by Kagawad Ricky Barbanida of Brgy Lacson and Mr. Alfred Taguran of Radio Rapido. The suspects are now in the custody of Calinan Police Station.
  4. For the information of the City Mayor and Head, PSSC.

Escaped cult leader surrenders, along with 21 others

The leader of a religious group Pinatikan that escaped from the Davao Oriental Provincial Jail on August 14 has surrendered to the military three days after the daring escape.

Reports showed that Cornelio Galon III, along with 21 others, surrendered to the Philippine Army’s 701st Brigade thru the Calapagan Cafgu detachment around two in the afternoon of August 17.

A Cafgu personnel assigned in the Calapagan detachment is said to be related to one of the surrenders.

In its Facebook page post, the Davao Oriental Provincial Government said that five of the surrenderers are inmates while 17 were involved in the attack of the provincial jail.

The surrenderers were presented to Governor Nelson Dayanghirang.

Galon, along with six other inmates escaped when more than 20 members of Galon’s religious group called the DIVINE SPIRITUAL GOVERNANCE OF GOD AND HEAVEN INC. attacked the provincial jail. One of the attackers was killed while another one was arrested Monday.

NPA ambush Army in Mati City

Armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army ambushed a military vehicle along a national highway in the City of Mati Sunday morning, May 30. 

Initial report showed that the military’s KM450 vehicle was traversing the national highway around 8:40 in the morning when they were ambushed by about five NPA rebels positioned on top of the hill of Sitio Tagawisan, Barangay Badas. 

The rebels allegedly belong to WGF 18, SMRC while those ambushed were a squad from Alpha Company of the 66th Infantry Battalion led by Corporal Acieveda. 

The military personnel came from Brgy. Taguibo and were heading towards Banaybanay town when ambushed. 

The firefight lasted for ten minutes before the rebels withdrew. One Private Melendrez was hit at the back and was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. 

A team from the City of Mati LGU’s City Information Office tagged along with the pursuing police and military personnel at the top of the hill where the NPA rebels positioned. 

Footsteps from the rebels’ vantage point going towards the innermost area of the hill could be seen. Authorities also discovered a cleared area in the hill that could have been the rebels’ temporary camp prior to the ambush incident. 

The rebels are believed to have withdrawn towards Barangay Culian. 

Unconfirmed reports say that the NPA rebels could be preparing for the rescue of one of their high-ranking leaders who was recently captured in North Cotabato. The said NPA leader was said to be responsible for the 2015 attack in Mati Police station.


City of Mati Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat meanwhile condemned the latest atrocity by the lawless armed group. 

“Today’s incident along the national highway in Sitio Tagawisan, Barangay Badas is unfortunate and we condemn such atrocious act by lawless armed group. For almost two hours, traffic was halted along the main thoroughfare which serves as the only road for our farmers to bring their products to our markets. For two hours, many livelihood were affected. This brings to light the fact that armed struggle is not the way to bring peace and development to our city, to our people,” Rabat said in a released statement Sunday. 

“I want to assure all Matinians that the City of Mati LGU is doing its best to counter the possible adverse effects this incident may bring to our city’s economy. Rest assured that the police and the military, with the support of the local government, are doing their best to prevent similar incident from happening again.We appeal to the public to remain calm and vigilant. Daghang salamat ug amping kamong tanan,” the mayor added. 

Traffic along the national highway was halted for almost two hours affecting hundreds of travelers and traders. It resumed around 10:25 Sunday morning.

PDEA arrests 2 suspected ecstasy dealers

Two individuals suspected of involvement in the illegal trade of ecstasy pills were arrested by elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 11 in a drug operation Thursday evening, February 4.

The suspects were identified as Christian Cajoles Sulla and Kenneth Cajoles.

In a “controlled delivery” operation, authorities raided El Rio Vista Village, Phase 4, Anturium St. BLK 4, LOT 10, Bacaca Road, Barangay 19-B in Davao City around six in the evening.

A controlled delivery occurs when a consignment of illicit drugs is detected, usually concealed in some other goods, in circumstances making it possible for those goods to go forward under the control and surveillance of law enforcement officers.

Recovered from the scene were the following:

1. Two (2) packs containing 394 pink ecstacy tablet has a total value of Php669,800.00

2. One (1) pack containing 100 light brown suspected ecstacy tablet with total value of 170,000.00

3. Two (2) sachets containing ketamine weighing MOL 1 gram

4. one (1) transparent plastic sachet containing unidentified brown substance weighing MOL 0.5 gram.,

5. One (1) sachet that contains 25 pcs of suspected LSD Lysergic Acid Diethylamide,

6. One (1) sachet containing one (1) dark brown cube suspected to be marijuana hashish weighing MOL 1 gram

7. Two (2) cigarette looking pipe

8. Two (2) identification card of Christian Sulla.

9. One (1) unit Toyota hi lux with plate number LAI 7304

10. One (1) unit iphone 11 cellular phone

11. One (1) brown sling bag containing brown wallet

12. One (1) BPI Debit card with card number 5363470066146593

13. One (1) philippine postal corporation registry of notice card form 1525n

14. One(1) metrobank receipt with account 9284-000

The two arrested suspects are now facing violations of Section 4 and 26 in rel. to section 4 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.