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43 Butuan Police Commended for Resolving Hostage Situation

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July 29, 2010 Butuan – A hostage situation on July 9, 2010 at 1:20 in the afternoon in Marcos Calo Street ends with the suspect arrested by police officers of Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) led by Police Supt. Joseph Boquiren without harming the 6-year old victim and the mother. GA_googleFillSlot("MindaMag_InPost_336"); For conducting immediate and [...]

July 29, 2010

Butuan – A hostage situation on July 9, 2010 at 1:20 in the afternoon in Marcos Calo Street ends with the suspect arrested by police officers of Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) led by Police Supt. Joseph Boquiren without harming the 6-year old victim and the mother.

For conducting immediate and effective police negotiation strategies in said hostage crisis situations, the 12th Sangguniang Panglunsod of Butuan in its regular session held on Monday passed and approved a resolution commending 43 officers of BCPO.

Police Supt. Joseph Boquiren who was the Officer in Charge at the time of the incident and his men were highly praised for neutralizing the 16 year old suspect who was armed with a kitchen knife and held hostage in an internet café a 6 year old boy and his mother Rona Radaza.

The suspect demanded 1M for their release. A Crisis Management Committee was activated and negotiations started wherein the suspect agreed to lower his demand to 200,000 pesos.

The hostage taker was arrested peacefully and victims were rescued unharmed at around 3:45 in the afternoon.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect were kitchen knife and the 200,000 pesos demand money.

With PS Boquiren was Police Chief Inspector Ferdinand Dacillo, Police Senior Inspector Estilito German Jr., PSI Ronaldo Plaza, PSI Rowena Martinez, Police Inspector Antonio Claros, Jr., PINSP Roselie delos Reyes, PINSP Gauvin Guanzon, PINSP Rodlfo Ledesma, PINSP Junyd Marohom, SPO4 Demetrio Castolo, SPO4 Joseph Venzon, SPO3 Joel Amado, SPO3 Rene Boqueron, SPO3 Mario Manuel Lavadia, SPO3 Fredo Sarigumba,. SPO2 William Hangad, SPO2 Joseph Alvin Pomera, SPO1 Jay Calo, SPO1 Jaime delos Santos, PO3 Romar Amoy, PO3 Cherry Mae Ansuyon, PO3Alex Barrios, PO3 Jonathan Basil, PO3 Melvin Chua, PO3 Roldan Damayo, PO3 Antonieto Erecre, PO3 Gino Tabada, PO3 Philip Cesar Tan, PO3 Renante Tolo, PO2 Florex Ayo, PO2 Bernabe Fuentes Jr., PO2 Rachel Gonzaga, PO2 Garry Morgadez, PO2 Carla Salino, PO2 Riza Torotoro, PO1 Linda Baudin, PO1 Daniel Dorado, PO1 Jepone Gido, PO1 Michael Maurin, PO1 Roberto Odaon, PO1 Jose Pag-Ong Jr., and PO1 Neomi Pajarillo.

“I am very grateful that the difficult day has ended so well and hostages are safe. I commend the men and women of BCPO for their extraordinary courage under difficult circumstances. I also thanked all members of the 12th Sanggunian Panlunsod for enacting two resolutions giving us honor and pride,” said Station 1 Commander Police Supt. Joseph Boquiren of Butuan City Police Office. (striker_jem)


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