Two fugitives wanted for murder and frustrated murder were arrested by police authorities in separate operations in Coron and Brooke’s Point Tuesday.

A report from the Provincial Police Office (PPO) identified the suspects as Michael Boc Torion, 44 years old, fisherman and a resident of Barangay Banuang Daan, Coron; and Teddy Pancho Rivera, a 55-year old married, farmer and resident of Barangay Saraza, Brooke’s Point.

Torion was arrested for murder, with no bail recommended.

The arrest was made by personnel of the Coron Municipal Police Station (MPS) based on a warrant of arrest dated July 3, 1993, issued by Judge Panfilo Salva of Regional Trial Court Branch 49.

Rivera was arrested for frustrated homicide with a bail bond of P48,000 for his temporary liberty.

The arrest was made by personnel from the Brooke’s Point Municipal Police Station (MPS) by virtue of a warrant issued on April 15 by Judge Ramon Chito Mendoza of Regional Trial Court Branch 165 in Brooke’s Point.

Both persons are now under the custody of the respective municipal police stations.


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