CAMP OLIVAS, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA- The suspects in the murder of a French-American man and his wife in Tarlac City on Tuesday morning (November 20) was arrested by police authorities in less than twenty four (24) hours in City of San Fernando, Pampanga following a hot pursuit operation. 

    Initial investigation revealed that at about 9:20 in the morning of November 20, victims identified as spouses Linda Dion y San Pedro and Gregory Dion, French American National, both residents of Brgy.Banaba, Bamban, Tarlac while on board their white Ford Ranger Wildtruck pick-up and traversing along Brgy road, Brgy Banaba, Bamban, Tarlac City  heading towards home were shot to death by two (2) unidentified suspects on board a black Honda wave motorcycle. Thereafter, suspects fled towards North direction.

    Police authorities conducted a review of the CCTV footage and based on the accounts of the witnesses, there were three (3) suspects involved wherein one (1) suspect who was later identified as Jason SAN PEDRO y Dimarucut, 29 years old, single, and a resident of Sitio Pag - Asa, Brgy. Anupol, Bamban, Tarlac served as a look-out. The other suspect was identified as Manolo CABIGA y Abagat, 49 years old, married, a native of Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija and residing in Brgy. Mabini, Moncada, Tarlac, presently employed as duty night shift security supervisor at Unahco Feed Mill Inc. located in Brgy. Balete, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

    Verification was made regarding the identities of CABIGA and SAN PEDRO and it was found out that CABIGA has an outstanding Warrant of Arrest issued by RTC Br 60, Makati City under CC nr. 93-1394 for Attempted Murder.

    At around 5:20 AM, November 21, a hot pursuit operation and service of Warrant of Arrest was immediately conducted by joint personnel of Bamban MPS and PCP Telebastagan, San Fernando CPS which resulted in the arrest of CABIGA.

    Appropriate charges for Murder (2 counts) was already filed against the two  arrested suspects and one (1) John Doe  before the Provincial Prosecutor's Office docketed under NPS Nr. 111-18-INQ-18K-0998.

    “This accomplishment only goes to show that PRO3 is quick in resolving cases and very serious in its campaign against lawlessness, putting criminals behind the bars of justice aside from its stern implementation of its anti-drug drive. Time and again, we encourage the public to report any illegal activities most particularly involving illegal drugs and information or knowledge regarding crimes committed as well as PNP personnel indulging in nefarious activities. We appeal for your support to continue helping us in our fight against lawlessness and illegal drugs. By working together, we will be able to accomplish more,” PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT JOEL NAPOLEON CORONEL said.