PRESS RELEASE
NUP Maria Christina Mayor

Published on
16 December 2017

IPPO nabs region’s number 1 most wanted

Camp Francisco U. Sumagaysay, Sr., STA. BARBARA, ILOILO, December 16 -- Combined forces from PNP’s different units arrested Police Regional Office 6’ Number 1 Most Wanted Person in Marikina City.

Together with Regional Intelligence Division, CIDG Manila and Marikina PNP, operating elements from Iloilo PPO led by Police Senior Inspector Fernando Punzalan Jr arrested the fugitive ANTONIO AQUINO alias ANTON, a native of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo who has been staying in Marikina since evading arrest 14 years ago.

During the time of his capture, Aquino is working as a janitor for a bingo company inside Blue Mave Mall in Marikina where he was eventually served with a warrant for his arrest.

Aquino is the suspect in a murder case for the killing of a former government employee Bonifacio Merindad and two others.

He is also responsible for the series of robbery incidents in Western Visayas in the early part of 2000.

Because of his crime, he was classified as PRO6’ Number 1 Most Wanted and DILG placed a 300,000.00 reward for any information pertaining to his whereabouts.

Aquino will be turned over to the court once he arrives in Iloilo.