Surigao del Norte (SDN)—Police authorities implemented warrants of arrest against three individuals for illegal gambling and illegal logging today, March 8.
Police Colonel Noel C Espinoza, Provincial Director disclosed that personnel of Bacuag Municipal Police Station (MPS) and 2nd SDN Provincial Mobile Force Company arrested Stalin Pagapong, 53 years old and a resident of Purok Lapu-Lapu, Brgy. Poblacion, Bacuag, SDN. The operation stemmed from Warrant of Arrest issued by 10th Judicial Region, 3rd Municipal Circuit Trial Court, Placer-Bacuag, Placer, SDN for Violation of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1602 (Anti-Gambling Law) with recommended bail at Php30, 000.00.
Meanwhile, Del Carmen MPS arrested Edwin Escauso, 23 years old and Boyser Tisado, 33 years old, both residents of Brgy Bagacay, Del Carmen, SDN for the crime of PD 705 (Illegal Logging). Warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court, 10th Judicial Region, Branch 34, Dapa, Surigao del Norte, dated February 19, 2021 with recommended bail bond of Php24, 000.00 each.
“I recognize the relentless determination of our personnel on the imposition of law against these violators. We will continue to strengthen the measures on this implementation for an effective policing for Surigaonons,” PD Espinoza ended.