CIDG-Davao director vows to curb criminalities

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NEWLY-INSTALLED Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Davao Director Joel Pernito vowed to strengthen the agency’s campaign against any form of criminalities in his area of responsibility.

Senior Superintendent Pernito, in Tuesday's Pulong-Pulong ni Pulong in the City Hall, said the trust of the CIDG focuses on their campaign against criminal groups, most wanted persons, loose firearms and solving heinous crimes and sensational cases.

"We have received a memorandum guidelines coming from the higher headquarters that within six months, if there's no progress on the cases handled by the local police, it will be turned over to the CIDG for further investigation and operation," Pernito said.


Pernito said its office is conducting inventory on several cases in line with the marching order of the newly-installed CIDG Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, who replaced Samuel Pagdilao Jr. last month.

Among the directive of Magalong is to have organizational developments and innovations in undertaking operations against organize crime and high-profile criminals including fugitives.

He added that CIDG will strengthen its campaign against criminalities leading to the arrest of the perpetrators just like its recent accomplishment: the arrest of the two most wanted persons in Davao del Sur and Davao City.

Another recent accomplishment of the CIDG was the arrest of the suspected leader of a carnapping syndicate in Sarangani province and the arrest of a notorious gunrunner in Davao City on Monday.

Pernito added that operation was a success with the aid of the Community Investigative Support (CIS), which is composed of civilian volunteers.

He said he is looking forward for a community mobilization toward development.

Pernito also said that since CIDG is a national support group, the CIDG Davao will be working also with other government agencies like the National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Customs, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and police and military.

"Kung ano man yung mga concerned cases na kailangan pag-tuunan ng pansin, pag-uusapan namin with other concerned government agencies. We will also coordinate with the PRO-Intelligence Division, as one of our trusts is the crime solution efficiency," he said.

Pernito assumed his post and replaced Senior Superintendent Albert Ignatius Ferro on December 6. (Ivy C. Tejano/Sun.Star Davao)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 08, 2014.

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