Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga--- PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL said that nine (9) Most Wanted persons in Central Luzon were arrested over the weekend, as the campaign against wanted persons is continuously being carried out region wide. 

Three (3) persons sought by law were arrested by police authorities in Pampanga identified as: Freddie GRAGASIN y Miguel a.k.a. Mario, ranked no. 2 most wanted of Mabalacat CPS for Rape; Kelvin LAZARA y Navarro, ranked no. 8 most wanted of Sasmuan MPS for Frustrated Murder; and, Elfer DANGOY y Artisuela a.k.a. Ondo, ranked no.10 most wanted of Floridablanca MPS for Homicide.

Similarly, Zambales police operatives arrested the following: Rodel VALENCIA y Dela Cruz, ranked no. 5 most wanted of Palauig MPS for Murder; Paulo LUCES y Dela Cruz, ranked no. 8 most wanted of Subic MPS for Violation of RA 9165 and Direct Assault; and, Nenette CARAGDAG y Tarayao, ranked no. 8 most wanted of San Felipe MPS for Violation of BP 22 (5 counts).

Also arrested were Larry ARIMBUYUTAN y Barientos, ranked no. 5 most wanted of Gabaldon MPS for Rape in relation to RA 7610; Eliseo ARANDIA y Donacao, ranked no. 6 most wanted of Mariveles MPS for Rape; and, Armando MERCADO y Apalla, ranked no. 10 most wanted of City of San Jose Del Monte PS for Qualified Theft (3 counts) and Violation of RA 10883 (Carnapping).

PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL said, "these operations are part of our intensified campaign against wanted persons which is in line with the PNP Letter of Instruction Manhunt-Charlie by the Chief, PNP, Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde. This also goes to show that Region 3 is ko safe haven for criminals and that the entire Central police cops are working 24/7 to keep our communities safe from all persons being sought by law."