PNP_PRO1 News Release: 11-16-01


                    Acting Regional Director, Police Regional Office 1


                   Chief, Regional Public Information Office, PRO1

                   Camp Brigadier General Oscar M. Florendo

                   Parian, City of San Fernando, La Union

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Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016   PRO1 Website:

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- Police Regional Office 1, under the leadership of Police Chief Superintendent Gregorio R. Pimentel, Regional Director, with its aggressive campaign against illegal drugs finally captured Mr. Ronnie P. Dayan, the former driver/bodyguard of Senator Leila De Lima, after series of police operations (November 21-22) at Bacnotan, San Juan, San Gabriel, City of San Fernando, all in La Union and in Pangasinan.

Immediately after an order of arrest for contempt for refusal without legal excuse to obey summons issued by the Justice Committee of the House of Representatives last October 11, 2016 against Mr. Dayan, the RD of PRO1 ordered regionwide manhunt for his immediate arrest.

PCSupt. Pimentel confirmed the arrested person as Mr. Dayan, 44, a resident of Barangay Galarin, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan who was apprehended at Sitio Turod, Guinguinabang, San Juan, La Union on November 22, 2016 at around 11:55 AM.

The said arrest was conducted by combined personnel of La Union Police Provincial Office, Pangasinan Police Provincial Office, Regional Public Safety Battalion 1 (RPSB1) and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-La Union.

Reports reaching this headquarters, Dayan built a nipa hut at the lot of Mr. Ancheta in Sitio Bato, Lacong, San Gabriel where he hid together with his fighting cocks since August 2016. Dayan introduced himself as Orlando Abat alias Dodong.

Dayan was immediately brought to the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame shortly after his arrest. ###


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