Camp Sgt Quintin M Merecido, Davao City- To heed the order of President Rodrigo Duterte’s to conduct manhunt against almost 2,000 heinous crime convicts who were freed under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, Tracker teams from Police Regional Office 11 are now ready to be deployed for an intensive Manhunt Operation after the 15 day-grace period given by the President, said PBGen Marcelo Morales, Regional Director.

Recently, Danilo Alvarez Palicte, who was just released from confinement from Davao Prison and Penal Farm, Davao del Norte last April 16, 2019 who already served his sentence for more than twenty-nine (29) years pursuant to the Article 70 of the Revised Penal Code per Memorandum of USEC Nicanor E. Faeldon, Director General of Bureau of Corrections, on his own volition, has personally appeared and surrendered at Sasa Police Station at around 10:25 AM this morning, September 6.

In a statement this afternoon, PBGen Morales calls on other freed convicts who were now hiding in Davao Region to just surrender and submit themselves peacefully to the law enforcers for re-investigation and re-computation of GCTA.

“I am calling all of them especially yung mga andito sa Davao to go to their nearest police station and make themselves available. The manhunt will be on after the grace period and we will enforce the law as we are mandated to, and if the situation requires, we will apply “reasonable force” sa mga magmamatigas, h’wag naman sanang mangyari. That is why we are asking them to surrender peacefully,now.”

Palicte was formerly charged for the crime of statutory rape with criminal Case No. 17, 415-89 and now residing in his home in Bajada, Davao City.

He is now under the custody of Investigation and Detective Management Branch (IDMB), DCPO until the Department of Justice orders to turn them over to the Bureau of Corrections.