Due to its intensified campaign against the “most wanted persons” hiding in Palawan, the Palawan Police Provincial Office is number one in the whole MMAROPA region with the most number of apprehensions made from April to October this year.
Police Senior Superintendent Benjamin Acorda, Jr., director of the Palawan Police Provincial Office clarified that this does not mean that Palawan has become a refuge of people hiding from the arms of the law.
He said the recent apprehensions were due to intensified efforts of the Palawan PNP to go after with those in the “wanted list” of the government.
“It’s so happened na nag-intensify tayo ng panghuhuli. Masasabi lamang na taguan tayo ng wanted person kung ang wanted na ito ay galing sa ibang lugar,” Acorda said.
Most of the arrested “wanted persons” are residents of Palawan and have committed crimes in the province.