With the commitment of Regional Director, PBGen Arthur R Cabalona, to bring justice on the soonest as possible on the shooting incident case of former Cotabato City Director and Public Safety and Order Department Head, PCOL ROLEN DELA CRUZ BALQUIN (Retired), last March 19, 2022, PRO BAR filed cases against the suspects on March 25, 2022.
Reports from Cotabato City Police Office disclosed that five (5) identified suspects and two (2) unidentified suspects were criminally charged before the Cotabato City Prosecutor Office for cases of Murder and Frustrated Murder.
Meanwhile, PCMS Ariel Bajao Gutang was already discharged from the hospital after recovering from the two gunshot wounds in his stomach he sustained during the shooting incident.
PBGen Cabalona applauds the swift response and coordination of Cotabato City Police Office and other law enforcement units which contributed to the ease of the investigation, identification of suspects, and filing of appropriate charges against the suspects. The Regional Director also acknowledge the participation of the public in providing vital information that paved the way for the immediate identification of the suspects.