The Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) Director, PBGEN WARREN F DE LEON announced the arrest of a former member of the PNP who was Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) for the crime of Malversation of Public Property and service of Warrant of Arrest to another AWOL member of the PNP for failure to appear before the court.

In a report that reached the office of PBGEN DE LEON, elements of Team Eastern (Lead Unit) IMEG-NCR Field Unit, RID, NCRPO and Intelligence Group, EPD Field Unit with cooperation of Barangay Chairman of 138, Balut, Tondo, Manila, seized PMSg Joel Tamala Jasareno, (AWOL from PNP service) by virtue of WOA issued by Hon. Madonna C. Echiverri, Presiding Judge of RTC, National Capital Judicial Region, Branch 81, Quezon City dated September 19, 2023, for the crime of Malversation of Public Property (Art. 217 of the RPC) with bail amounting to Php60,000.00. The case of Malversation was filed by QCPD against the accused cop over his issued long firearms (Galil) which he failed to return to his unit.

In a separate law enforcement operation conducted by the operatives of IMEG-Luzon Field Unit Team 4A, a warrant of arrest was served to Ex-PO1 Luis Jomok III, who is currently serving his sentence in Maximum Security Compound, New Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa City, for Failure to Appear in an scheduled hearing before the court in the case of 2 Counts of Theft issued by Hon. Banuar Reuben A. Falcon, Presiding Judge of RTC Fourth Region, Branch 71, Antipolo City, Rizal dated February 20, 2023 with recommended bail bond amounting to PhP40,000.00 and PhP28,000.00, respectively.

As a backgrounder, the WOA emanated from the complaint of Mr. Herminio B. Tan of Hermit Gas Refilling Plant that on March 15, 2008 at Taytay, Rizal, that the accused took several items and equipment amounting to PhP70,000.00. He was also arrested by this Group last June 2022 to serve his sentence for the crime of Homicide.

“Bilang pagsuporta sa 5-Focused Agenda ng ating CPNP ito ay nagpapatunay na seryoso ang PNP-IMEG na itama ag lahat ng kamalian at parusahan ang dapat parusahan sa aming hanay, dahil sa dulo ay hindi lamang PNP ang makikinabang dito pati na din ang taumbayan.” PBGEN DE LEON said.