PNP News Release Nr 2010-03-006
PIO, Pampanga PPO
Telefax Nr: (045) 963-3874
April 12, 2010


           Pampanga Police Provincial Office –Report of COP, Bacolor, PSINSP BAYANI DELA CRUZ to OIC, PSSUPT MANUEL GAERLAN regarding  hijacking that transpired  on April 8, 2010 at 5:00 AM along Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) infront of Bacolor cockpit arena , Sitio Banlic, Barangay Cabalantian, Bacolor, Pampanga, involving a blue Isuzu ten wheeler fuel tanker truck with Plate Number TXH 783  containing 20,000 liters of diesoline.

            Gaerlan said, that  based on the Investigation conducted by  Bacolor Municipal  Police Station disclosed that the driver  identified as  Edgardo delos Angeles y Teves, 39 years old, married, and a resident of Barangay Saguin, Dinalupihan, Bataan together with his companion identified as Jayson Manalang y Caballero,  16 years old  and a resident of Barangay Daan Bago, Dinalupihan  were on their way to City of San Fernando, Pampanga, when Delos Angeles noticed a   white  Toyota  Fortuner with blinker and without plate number overtook  and blocked the fuel tanker truck. One of the suspects holding a megaphone  and armed with short firearm ordered  Delos Angeles to jump and run at one of the houses  thereat  leaving his companion, suspect drove the truck towards the direction of City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

           On April 11, 2010 at 7:30 AM, Reah Ramirez-Lubina, operation officer of Rober Lim Trucking Services   informed the Bacolor Police Station that the hijacked truck was monitored moving at the vicinity Tabuyok, Apalit, Pampanga heading towards  City of  San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Said truck was monitored through the  Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device installed at said wheeler truck.

            Follow up police operations was conducted by the Bacolor Police Station in coordination with San Jose Del Monte City Police Station, Caloocan Police City Police Station and Northern Police District  together  with  Lubina who gave  information as to the location of the truck   at compound Nr. 37, Alibangbang St corner Duhat Street, Amparo Subdivision, Barangay 179 Caloocan City  through the GPS. And the latter positively identified the said truck which was changed from its original color from  blue paint to color to gray and the registration  plate was also replaced with WHK 340.

            Authorities also found two (2) newly painted oil tankers without tractor head , a 40 footer container van with trailer truck, several license plates, drug paraphernalia, and a police black jacket inside the quarters of the occupants who able to elude arrest by climbing the ladder at the back of the fence thereat.

            Accordingly, said compound is rented by a certain Benigno Victorino y Buzon, a resident of Corazon, Calumpit, Bulacan and registered under the name of Dra. Amanda T. Cruz with residence at Don Enrique Ht. Subdivision, Caloocan City .

            The tanker truck was brought to Bacolor Police Station for proper disposition  and documentation while other pieces of evidence recovered were left in the custody of Caloocan City Police Station for appropriate police action.                                                                              

PNP News Release Nr 2010-03-005
PIO, Pampanga PPO
Telefax Nr: (045) 963-3874
March 23, 2010                                                            

PHQ Personnel Deployment

Pampanga Police Provincial Office- PSSUPT MANUEL R GAERLAN, CEO VI, OIC of Pampanga PPO has directed all PHQ personnel to render at least four (4) hours of foot/beat patrol as well as mobile patrol to intensify police visibility specifically along places of public convergence (e.g malls, terminals etc…).

This initiative is the pilot project among the PHQ personnel in order to support the different city/police stations in the PNP’s campaign to maintain peace and deliver public safety by maximizing its manpower. Said project will begin on March 23,2010. 

Moreover, PNP personnel will be deployed within the entire province wherein City of San Fernando, SM and Robinson Malls and other commercial areas will be the first areas of concern.

He also said during the flag raising ceremony held yesterday, that PHQ personnel should help the stations/municipalities in their load of work mostly on administrative and operational matters especially during the start of the local campaign period on March 26, 2010.

He ended his speech with a message, ”Let us be the one to served them instead of them serving us.” 


PNP News Release Nr 2010-03-004
PIO, Pampanga PPO
Telefax Nr: (045) 963-3874                                                           


The Change of Command of Pampanga PPO was held last March 8, 2010 wherein PSSUPT MANUEL R GAERLAN, CEO VI was designated as the new Officer-In-Charge of Pampanga PPO.  He succeeded PSSUPT GIL B LEBIN JR, who in turn was designated as the Battalion Commander of RPSMB 3. The turn-over ceremony was officiated by PSSUPT KEITH ERNALD LL SINGIAN, Chief Directorial STAFF, PRO 3 and was witnessed by  PSUPT MELCHOR V REYES, Acting Chief, RPHHRD and Pampanga PPO’s Spiritual Director Fr Eugenio Mercado.  

Prior to his present designation, PSSUPT GAERLAN was the PNP Liaison Officer to the COMELEC, Provincial Director of Bataan PPO, Group Director of RMG 3 and Chief of Police of Marikina CPS. He is a graduate of PMA Class 1985 and currently holds the record for highest 4-year overall Grade Point Average (96.126%) in PMA History.

With his assumption of Office, he introduced new policies and guidelines in the Provincial Office.  He gave emphasis to the mission of the PNP, i.e enforcement of laws, prevention and control of crimes, maintenance of peace and delivery of public safety.  He also directed all Chiefs of Police to prevent the occurrence of crimes and ensure solution of crimes against persons and property.

“Leadership is not a one-day thing. It is a constant commitment
to excellence, a habit . . . a daily practice.”

P N P News Release No. 2010-01-003
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010


“Change and transform to become better citizens”- an appeal made by PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr, Provincial Director of Pampanga PPO to all his  men at the seminar-workshop on PNP Integrated Transformation Program (ITP) conducted by the Program Management Office yesterday.

PSSupt Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Chief of Staff and resource speaker of the seminar, revealed that Pampanga PPO was the first provincial headquarters to undertake the ITP workshop. He also expressed his appreciation to PD Lebin for his receptiveness and initiative to involve Pampanga police to the program.

The Integrated Transformation Program is an advocacy campaign of the PNP headed by Chief, PNP as the Transformation Champion. It was launched as the roadmap for long-term and lasting reforms of the organization.


Forty police personnel from the provincial headquarters and municipal stations of Pampanga were declared graduates last January 15 after going through a five-day seminar on Scientific Method of Processing Fingerprint and Crime-Scene Investigation held at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office.

PNP National Headquarters Crime Laboratory headed by Chief of Scene of the Crime Operation, PSupt Emma Galero, representatives from Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) trained the participants, mostly investigators, hands-on method of developing and lifting of material evidence such as fingerprints and footprints at the crime scene.

Each participant was provided with individual fingerprint kit and underwent practical exercises on taking tenprint, searching and developing latent prints on different objects.

PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr, Provincial Director of Pampanga, expressed his gratitude to the training team for equipping his men with the technical know-how of crime scene investigation which he considers imperative in the sustenance of public trial.

“Proper collection of evidence is the key in establishing a crime as it provides a link between a crime and a victim or a crime and its perpetrator” said PD.

Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Thursday, January 07, 2010


PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr, Provincial Director of Pampanga commenced the year 2010 with a conference among his Chiefs of Police and Staff of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office.

As the local and national election is forthcoming, Lebin urged his men to adhere to the guidelines, procedures and directives emanated from the National Headquarters and set by PNP Chief, Director General Jesus A Versoza.

“Let us strictly implement the COMELEC-imposed nationwide gun ban in this province. Violators will be arrested and only authorized persons to carry firearms will be spared from the gun ban.” Lebin said.

Meanwhile, PSSupt Lebin further directed his Chiefs of Police to assess the effectiveness of their respective security measures adapted from the previous elections.

Election-related violence incidents and other problems encountered last 2007 were elicited from every municipality to develop a plan that will end same incidents from happening.

“Maximize police visibility and checkpoint operations in your respective area of responsibility to ensure an honest, orderly and peaceful election.” ends PD.


P N P News Release No. 2009-11-001
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Saturday, 28 November 2009


Pampanga Police Provincial Office met with different stakeholders to address concerns and workable solutions to thwart hijacking and highway robbery incidents in the province.

PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr, Provincial Director of Pampanga, together with his chiefs of police, has convened a dialogue with representatives from the Highway Patrol Group, Land Transportation Office, bus companies- their drivers, inspectors and conductors, as well as trucking companies, haulers, jeepney drivers and their operators.

The meeting seeks to update the stakeholders on the campaign of the Pampanga Police against hijacking and robbery as well as its need for support and cooperation from the former.

“Crime prevention is everybody’s concern. Without your support, gentlemen, what we are doing will be inadequate. Let us sustain the continuing progress of Pampanga”, PD Lebin said.

During the dialogue, the Operations Branch of Pampanga PPO presented among attendees the modus operandi being employed by criminals in the course of their unlawful acts, based from previous incidents.

Copies of photographs were also given away among participants to familiarize themselves with the appearance of known criminals and consequently be prepared for any eventuality.

Earlier, PSSupt Lebin has reminded all Chiefs of Police to mobilize Implan 02/2006 or “Intensified Anti-Highway Robbery Hold-Up Campaign Plan, to proactively address problems encountered by bus and jeepney operators.

“Intensify your random checkpoint operations and police visibility to eliminate crimes in the province. Ensure that the full force of the law will be served so that public safety services will be delivered to the best interest of the community.” ends PD.

P N P News Release No. 2009-10-001
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Monday, 05 October 2009


The other day, around 10:45 PM, policemen from Masantol Police Station arrested four suspects, namely, Jeffrey R Brigania, Marvin B Perez, Mark Bryan T Asanza, and Erick C Tabigan, all of legal age for a case of Robbery and violation of R.A. 8294 (Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition).

Based on the report rendered to PSSUPT GIL B LEBIN JR Provincial Director of Pampanga by PCI Ryan David, Chief of Police of Masantol, a team of policemen were conducting foot patrol within the public market when one of its members noticed the suspects in the distance while in the act of pulling sacks of rice at a stall owned by Imelda C Bautista.

Police drew near to the store and saw its padlock forcibly unhooked. Immediately, four suspects were apprehended after a brief chase. Recovered from their possession were two cal. 38 revolvers, several rounds of ammunitions and a back pack containing assorted metallic tools believed to have been used in the robbery. Suspects are now in police custody while waiting for a commitment order from the BJMP.


Marlon Fajardo, laborer, 29 years old of Brgy Solib, Floridablanca, Pampanga who was tagged as No. 1 Most Wanted Person of said municipality was arrested by police, here, the other week.

The apprehended person who has gone into hiding since July 13, 2009 has a standing warrant of arrest issued by the Regional Trial Court in Angeles City, Pampanga.

Fajardo was earlier charged for the crime of Frustrated Murder with a recommended bail of P400, 000.00. He is now temporarily detained at Floridablance Police Station.


P N P News Release No. 2009-09-001
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Monday, 07 September 2009


The Pampanga Police Provincial Office was able to recover both high powered and low powered loose firearms from a resident in Candaba municipality here last week.

In his report to PSSupt Gil Lebin Jr, PD of Pampanga, PSupt Wilson Santos, COP of Candaba, averred that said feat is in response to the implementation of “Oplan Kontra Boga”, a directive which emanated from the national headquarters to rid the country of loose firearms and unregistered firearms.

Oplan “Kontra Boga” was carried out in the province following its release in a bid to curb the gun-related crimes committed using illegal firearms.

PD Lebin has tasked all the Chiefs of Police to conduct aggressive police operations and disseminate among gun owners with unregistered and unlicensed firearms to avail of Firearms Amnesty Program of the PNP which will last until October 31, 2009.

Residents were visited and letters of notices were distributed to remind them to renew their firearms’ license or otherwise surrender it to the police.

One who heeded to the call was a lawyer who is residing in Candaba, identified as Atty. Tomas C Llamas. His firearms, an M-16 rifle and three shotguns, which he decided not to renew the latter’s licenses and instead, volunteered to surrender the same to said police station.

“I am very pleased with the initiative of Atty. Llamas which manifest immediate response to our call and I hope many will follow suit. As the election is drawing near, unrelenting police operations through checkpoint and chokepoint against loose firearms will be expected in this province”, says PD Lebin.

P N P News Release No. 2009-07-003
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2009


The Pampanga Police was tested for its effectiveness and operational readiness during the visit of an AGI-ORSITE Inspecting Team headed by PSSupt Rodolfo Fuentes from the Directorate for Plans (DPL), National Headquarters here yesterday.

The inspecting team commenced the four-day Annual General Inspection-Operational Readiness Security Inspection Test and Evaluation (AGI-ORSITE) at the Provincial Headquarters ahead of the municipal police stations.

PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr, Provincial Director of Pampanga welcomed the team on their first-day inspection with a Command briefing to update the latter on the current peace and order situation of the province as well as its significant accomplishments.

Afterwards, the personnel were assembled for rank inspection on where the team conducted accounting of personnel, checked their physical appearance and uniform to ensure that Tamang Bihis is being implemented and inspected for their accoutrements, firearms and handcuffs.

The police were also required by the inspecting team to execute police procedures on several probable scenarios to evaluate their basic knowledge and skills during contingencies and police interventions.

Key players of scenarios demonstrated operational procedures on hostage negotiations, arrest, handcuffing techniques, close quarter battle (CQB), first-aid, bomb disposal, first responder, scene of the crime operation and investigation.

After the performance of the scenarios given, PSSupt Fuentes has lauded the SWAT team who showcased a close quarter battle assault commenced by a sniper-initiated course.

Highlight of the inspection was the written examination on general knowledge wherein all staff officers and key personnel were given tests on the following- Integrated Transformation Program, Badge of Honor, Miranda Doctrine and Key Result Areas of ITP.


P N P News Release No. 2009-07-002
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Friday, 10 July 2009


Provincial Director PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr led Pampanga Police in welcoming Dr. Rio L Magpantay, Director of the Department of Health, Center for Health Development in Region 3, who was invited as Guest Speaker during the Monday flag raising ceremony here.

In an effort to gain better understanding of the A H1N1 virus, PD Lebin has requested the presence of the DOH Regional Director who informed police of the most talked about illness of today which has affected a number of people around the world.

PSSupt Lebin said the move is also to protect the police from the spread of the virus after several reported cases of AH1N1 cases in Pampanga were confirmed.

“It is crucial for the police to be educated on health issues so we can shield ourselves from illness. Being at the forefront and getting in touch with people regularly will most likely expose us to possible carriers of the virus,” PD Lebin said.

In his speech, Dr. Magpantay pointed out the role of the police on matters concerning the virus’ cause, signs and symptoms, effects, mode of transmission, prevention and cure.

The DOH Director also told police the risk of transmitting the virus when performing their duties on field and interacting closely to people.

 “You (police) need to be vigilant, be responsible of yourselves not only at home but in every place you go,” Dr. Magpantay stated.

Incidentally, a report from a tabloid last week revealed that four cadets of the PNPA who were displaying flu-like symptoms were confirmed to be A H1N1 positive in the swab test conducted by the Department of Health.


P N P News Release No. 2009-07-001
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Friday, 03 July 2009


City of San Fernando, Pampanga- An eight year old girl was raped by her neighbor inside the latter’s house in Brgy Malpitic, here, yesterday.

PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr, Provincial Director of Pampanga, said victim “Lyka” (real name withheld) together with her sister and other playmates, were playing in front of the suspect’s house when she was suddenly grabbed by the suspect and dragged her inside the suspect’s room.

Once inside, suspect caused the victim to lie down in bed, tied her hands, covered her mouth, undress and sexually abused her by inserting his finger on the sex organ of the victim. After which, suspect gave threatening remarks that she would kill her if she would reveal to her mother her ordeal.

Said incident was made known to the parents of the victim upon discovery of their house maid of blood stain on the child’s undergarment.

After a complaint was received by the City of San Fernando Police Station, police immediately collared suspect which was later identified as Edgardo Y Dizon, 38 years old and neighbor of the victim who was charged with Rape in relation to R.A. 7610 with no bail recommended.


Yesterday at around 2:00PM, elements of Mabalacat Police Station here arrested two (2) minors on board a motorcycle who ignored a police checkpoint when flagged down.

Investigation revealed that officers were conducting checkpoint operation along Mac Arthur Highway, Brgy San Francisco, the duos, both 15 years old, on board a motorcycle stopped.

When the police approached the suspects, they immediately ran towards Mabalacat public market. The police chased and arrested the suspects. 

When accosted, suspects revealed that they are associated to a certain “Andrew” of San Roque, Lubao this province and “Dodong” of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Similary, they admitted to lawmen their involvement to several incidents of theft of motorcycle within the province

Recovered from the suspects were two plate numbers; a black Mitsukoshi Euro motorcycle with plate number 6279CU registered under the name of a private school teacher this province.

“This is a result of our commitment to immediately increase police visibility and patrols in areas mostly affected areas by carnapping,” says PD Lebin.


P N P News Release No. 2009-06-006
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2009


Provincial Mobile Group (PMG) of Pampanga here arrested a tricycle driver believed to be engaged in fencing of motorcycles during an operation conducted in Brgy Dapdap, Mabalacat of this province, June 26, 2009.

PSupt Moises Villaceran, Group Director of PMG, confirmed in his report that the suspect who has been tagged in buying and selling of stolen motorcycles was charged for violation of R.A. 1612 (Anti-Fencing Law).

Supt Villaceran said he immediately sent his operatives to the said place when they confirmed from an intelligence report that suspect has in his custody six (6) units of Honda motorcycles with questionable documents.

Suspect identified as Melvin M Liwanag, 30 years old, was also found in possession of several license plate numbers, chassis and other spare parts for motorcycles.

During an interrogation made by police, suspect disclosed that the vehicles were purchased from a certain “Pol Manarang”, an alleged leader of a motorcycle-carnapping group.

Liwanag also made known to police that after acquiring stolen motorcycles from the group, the unit is then disassembled and its components will be sold to prospective buyers.

Meanwhile, PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr, Provincial Director of Pampanga commended the PMG on its feat.

“The capture of the suspect (Liwanag) will redound the reduction of the crime of robbery and thievery in our province,” Lebin said.        

Meanwhile, several complainants who are victims of carnapping were invited by the police to have a view of the suspect and seized vehicles for possible retrieval of their motorcycle. 


P N P News Release No. 2009-05-005
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Friday, 29 May 2009


The Pampanga Police Provincial Office is all geared up to provide the utmost assistance among students on the opening of classes coming June 1, 2009.

PSSUPT GIL B LEBIN JR, Provincial Director of Pampanga revealed that guidelines were already established in accordance with Oplan Balik-Paaralan, a directive emanated from the higher headquarters.

He bared that maximum number of PNP personnel will be deployed in the province to provide public safety and police visibility in schools, colleges, universities and its nearby areas, which are most likely to be the chosen target place of criminal elements. 

A Police Assistance Desks, manned by a team with a police commissioned officer as its leader, will also be established in every school on June 1 to preempt and respond for any eventuality.

Earlier, PD has directed his chiefs of police to coordinate with school officials for information dissemination drive on subjects relating to crime prevention program and activation of student anti-crime watch group.

The Provincial Director has made known that police visibility is crucial since crooks who engaged on activities such as hold-up, pick-pocketing, snatching, drug pushing and even kidnapping who victimize hapless students will presumably take advantage of the situation.

“School days are the period where unlawful activities are also prevalent. We want to make certain that in the event that an illegal activity arises, the police are just in the neighborhood,” says PD Lebin.

The police will be working hand in hand with the traffic auxiliaries in traffic control and direction wherein volume of students will travel to and from the various schools in the province seeing that road traffic is expected to elevate.

Apart from the police officers manning the Cambilan police boxes, mobile patrol cars and personnel on foot patrol will be utilized in case of vehicular accident along the major routes of travel and commercial areas.

Additionally, PD disclosed that law enforcers will secure shopping centers situated nearby schools and eateries where students frequently hang around and dine. Police in civilian clothes will also be employed on areas where students have been reported to be victimized in the past.

Currently, the province of Pampanga has a total number of 267 public and private schools, colleges and universities. Along with this, it also has a number of commercial establishments and shopping malls.


P N P News Release No. 2009-05-003
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009  


Members of the Floridablanca Police Station recovered the other day a  Honda XRM motorcycle allegedly carnapped last Tuesday along Brgy Jalung, Porac this province.
Based on the report given to Pampanga Provincial Director PSSUPT GIL B LEBIN JR by PSUPT RODNEY LOUIE BALOYO, Chief of Police of Floridablanca PS, the latter disclosed that he has alarmed his men after Porac PS notified his station of the incident.

Taking into account all the information given by Porac PS, intelligence operatives of Floridablanca immediately set up an operation to verify the veracity of the report and possibly recover the stolen vehicle.
Upon reaching at the reported location of the suspect, operating team saw in plain view a yellow Honda XRM, with plate number AQ 3632 that matched the description of the carnapped vehicle.

Thereafter, the operatives immediately arrested Jovy D Manahan, a resident of Block 12, Resettlement Area, in Floridablanca and was apprised of his rights while his other cohorts managed to elude arrest.
Suspect was subsequently turned-over to Porac Police Station and temporarily detained thereat while waiting for a commitment order from the court. A case of carnapping was filed against the suspect with a recommended bail of P20, 000.00.  

........................................................................................Suspect Jovy Manahan

“We recommend owners of motorcycles to take necessary precautions and ensure the safety of the area in which they stop and leave their vehicles as these (motorcycles) are easy targets among carnappers,” said PD LEBIN.

Earlier, a motorcycle was recovered two weeks ago by operatives of the City of San Fernando PS  following a report from the legitimate owner who happened to recognize his stolen vehicle traveling along Brgy Dolores of said municipality.

The complainant identified as Ernie P Pangan, 41 years old of Brgy Casinala, Apalit revealed on his testimony that sometime on April 27, 2009, his black Honda Wave motorcycle, bearing a “For Registration” plate was stolen while parked at the SM City, Brgy San Jose in San Fernando.

Victim added that on May 5, 2009 while he was momentarily situated along Brgy Dolores Intersection, was surprised to see by chance his motorcycle being driven by the alleged suspect thereby prompting him to surreptitiously follow the direction of the suspect and report the incident to the police thereafter.

After obtaining all the details, operatives immediately ensued on the suspect who was trapped as he was caught riding the alleged stolen motorcycle along Chowking restaurant, Brgy Dolores and whose identity was recalled by the victim.

When operatives approached the suspect and requested for the documents of the motorcycle, the latter who earlier introduced himself as an “agent of the LTO” failed to present record of neither motorcycle ownership nor identification to support his employment with the LTO.

The suspect identified as Rey C Opolinto alias “Reycardo Hipolito”, married and resident of Maria Clara St., Brgy San Nicolas was subjected for custodial investigation and temporarily detained at the City of San Fernando PS.

P N P News Release No. 2009-05-002
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2009  

PampangaProvincial Director PSSUPT GIL B LEBIN JR has welcomed today PDIR LEOPOLDO N BATAOIL, Director for Directorate Integrated Police Operation (DIPO) - Northern Luzon during the latter’s visit to Pampanga Police Provincial Office as part of his continuing inspection on the Region 3 sector.

PDIR BATAOIL was greeted by the Staff officers and men of the Provincial Headquarters where he imparted his views on matters relative to furtherance of police' delivery of service.

During his dialogue with the Pampanga Police, DIPO Director BATAOIL expressed the role of law enforcement and the stance each member of the PNP should possess to gain the support of the community.

“Mamang Pulis must be felt, seen and experienced in a positive way at all times. We must have the heart and mind of the people to accomplish our responsibility of keeping the peace and orderliness of our country”,   says PDIR BATAOIL.

Incidentally, PSSUPT LEBIN administered the pledge of service among his chiefs of police during the Monday flag raising ceremony as renewal of their commitment to the PNP badge which was pioneered by Chief PNP DIR GEN JESUS VERSOZA under the Integrated Transformation Program.

“I do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear that I will maintain, uphold and hold dear to my heart the Badge of Honor of the PNP and will faithfully perform to the best of my ability to serve and protect the people to which I have been mandated, So help me God.” The chiefs of police declared as they took their respective oath during the conferment of the PNP Badge of Honor.
In his talk, PD LEBIN reminded his men that the PNP Badge is not an ornament on one’s uniform but a symbol of dedication to duty by every police officer on provisions set by law.

“The PNP badge is a representation of our allegiance to the public. Do your job, walk with integrity and make it a symbol of public confidence,” says PD LEBIN.    

P N P News Release No. 2009-05-001
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Wednesday, 06 May 2009  

Pampanga – In an effort to preclude lapses in the conduct of arrest among suspects, Pampanga Police Provincial Director PSSUPT GIL B LEBIN JR has instructed PCI VIRGINIA T MIGUEL, Chief Intelligence and Detective Management Bureau to compel police personnel of this province to undergo a two-day refresher training on investigation.

In adherence to a directive from the Regional Office, the training is intended to all members of the police force, particularly those undergoing field training program (ftp) and holding positions as Investigators and arresting officers as their job entails a close contact among suspects.

“We want to equip our policemen with the technical know-how in handling criminal cases. Observing the proper procedure in arresting suspects is vital, thus it is a must that we prepare them before sending (them) to the field,” PSSUPT LEBIN said.

According to PSSUPT LEBIN, other cases were being dismissed due to simple failure in the observance of operational procedures while some policemen suffer countercharges for neglect in the performance of the arrest.

It has been recalled in one of the most recent controversial Ted Failon case wherein several members of the PNP were relieved due to lapses in the performance of police procedures.

The training is slated on May 14 to 15 and members from the Prosecutors’ Office will compose the guest lecturers covering subjects on investigation, proper handling of suspects and preservation of the crime scene.


P N P News Release No. 2009-06-001
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Friday, 02 June 2009


The agony of a woman perpetrated by her father since she was 15 years old was finally over after police apprehended the latter who tried to escape.

Victim “Janice,” (real name withheld), 25 years old, single and a resident Lubao this province breaks her silence and sought help from Lubao police when she could no longer bear her father’s evil desires.

Janice disclosed to lawmen that it was on February 26, 1999 when her father started doing his evil acts at their dwelling. Due to fear and threats made by suspect, she managed to endure the incessant abuses.

“Don’t tell anybody; otherwise I will kill you, your siblings and your mother,” victim quotes when asked by a police investigator to restate the threatening remarks made by her father.

Ten years after, on May 26, 2009, victim decided to bring to an end her suffering and pleads for assistance to Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) of Lubao PS.

Lubao police immediately ensued on the location of the suspect identified as Alexander Villanueva, alias “Alex”, 45 years old, jobless and resident of Purok 2, San Roque, Dau 1st, Lubao, who attempted to evade arrest when apprehended.

A case of Rape in Relation to R.A. 7610 was filed against Villanueva at the Prosecutor’s Office, City of San Fernando with no bail recommended. He is now temporarily detained at Lubao PS while waiting on the commitment order for his transfer at BJMP.

Incidentally, another suspect was arrested by responding lawmen of Mexico PS after a complaint was lodged by the victim’s mother at said station.

Arrested suspect named Reynante Relano, 27 years old, single of Brgy. Pandacaqui, Mexico, this province was charged with rape with a recommended bail of P200, 000.00 and incarcerated at Mexico PS for the moment.

Victim’s mother Lolita Duyag gave an account of the incident to PCI VIRGINIA T MIGUEL, Chief Investigation Branch of Pampanga PPO, as narrated earlier by her 12-year old daughter on the alleged sexual abuse committed by said suspect from their barangay.

According to the victim, on May 22, 2009 around 3 o’ clock in the morning, while she and her aunt were sleeping soundly at the latter’s residence, she felt the suspect performing the lustful acts on her.

At that moment, victim shouted to awaken her relatives and ask for help thus prompting the suspect to run away towards unknown direction.

Thereafter, victim accompanied by her mother and aunt reported the incident at Community Police Assistance Center of Pandacaqui who in turn immediately arrested the suspect.

P N P News Release No. 2009-06-003
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2009


Police accosted three suspects yesterday for theft after residents responded to a call and gave assistance to a yelling sari-sari store owner.  

PSSUPT GIL B LEBIN JR, Provincial Director of Pampanga Police, acknowledged and recognized the efforts extended by the neighbors of the victim and quoted as saying that, “Crime prevention is everybody’s concern”.
Investigation conducted by City of San Fernando Police Station stated that the store owner, Vivian O Castro, 49 years old, married, that at approximately 12:30 P.M., while she was tending her sari-sari store located in Brgy San Pedro, Cutud, three male suspects stopped and acted as customers. Unaware of the suspect’s plan, victim left her store and went inside her house, giving opportunity to the suspects to execute their plan.   
Suspect Catolico managed to open the drawer and looted its cash amounting to P1, 860.00 while his two other accomplices pretended as if nothing happens to avoid suspicion from passersby.

When suspects were about to leave the store, victim Castro upon seeing the suspects’ ongoing activity, shouted for help from neighbors who in return blocked the suspect’s way and called the police.

All arrested suspects were identified as Julio L Catolico, 34 years old of 305 Makopa St, Moras dela Paz, Sto Tomas; Esiquio M Viray, 33 years old, married of PNR Street, Sindalan; and Gary G Batoon, 36 years old, single of Purok 1, Moras dela Paz, all of Pampanga.

The suspects were temporarily detained at City of San Fernando Police Station while waiting for a commitment order for their transfer at BJMP.

P N P News Release No. 2009-06-004
Authority: P03 Ana Marie Chona R Calma
Logistics Branch, Pampanga PPO
Telefax: (045) 963-3874
Date: Friday, 12 June 2009
Members of the Pampanga Police joined the nation in the commemoration of the 111th anniversary of the Philippine Independence held at the Provincial Headquarters this morning.
While the celebration was highlighted with a parade and reenactment of the heroic acts of martyrs which was witnessed by Kapampangans, the police observed the activity through a simple ceremony.
A symbolic wreath-laying was held as part of the simultaneous flag-raising ceremony PNP-wide.
With this year’s theme, “Kagitingan, Kagalingan, Kasipagan Tungo Sa Kalayaan”, Provincial Director PSSupt Gil B Lebin Jr has relayed among the officers and men of this province the message of the Chief, PNP.
The Provincial Director, during his address, has challenged the police of Pampanga to emulate the noble deeds of our forebears as an inspiration. “Freedom will continue if we do our job with integrity and valor,” he stated.

Implementation of Tamang Bihis

Meanwhile, an inspection in ranks followed the flag-raising ceremony. In line with the implementation of “Tamang Bihis”, personnel were examined if they adhere to the proper wearing of uniform and its accoutrements, observation of the prescribed haircut and appearance.
PD Lebin also asserted among the lawmen of Pampanga the PNP’s sole use of the uniform and gave orders to intensify their campaign and arrest individuals who carry out their illegal activities in the guise of it.



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