Confidential informants who provided information that led to the arrest of 13 Most Wanted Persons claimed rewards of more than P1.8 million pesos.
PNP Director for Intelligence PMGEN BENJAMIN C ACORDA, JR led the hand-over of a total of One Million Eight Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand Pesos (PhP1,865,000.00) cash rewards to the 13 claimants during symbolic ceremonies in Camp Crame on Monday.
“These claimants provided vital information that led to the arrest of 13 fugitives from justice listed as Most Wanted Persons”, PMGen Acorda said.
The accused are the subject of Warrants of Arrest issued by the Court for involvement in heinous crime cases ranging from murder, rape, forcible abduction with rape, multiple frustrated murder, and multiple attempted murder.
Granting of monetary rewards to persons (except government employees) who are instrumental to the arrest, surrender or death in legitimate operations of Most Wanted Persons is among the programs of the Philippine National Police for the immediate arrest of wanted persons in the country, PMGen Acorda said.
Meanwhile, PNP Chief Police General Rodolfo S Azurin Jr. called on the Filipino people to continue reporting to authorities any suspicious individuals or activities in their surroundings.
“The PNP is grateful to everyone who came forward despite their personal risks and provided timely information that was necessary in order to arrest most wanted persons,” PGen Azurin added.