San Pablo City - At about 8:00 AM, July 17, 2008, a Representative of this station, SPO4 Rolando F. Guevarra , CESPO and Mr. Rolando Cabrera from Office of the Social Welfare and Development (OSWD) under the direct supervision of PSupt Joel C. Pernito, COP this station, guidance of Provincial Director Felipe L Rojas Jr and with the support of Mayor Vic Amante, proceeded to Brgy Oshero, Tugbok, Davao City and fetch one Mike Francis Buama, 17 yrs old, single of Brgy Brgy IV-A, this city. He was later reunited with his parents and relatives last July 18, 2008
As a backgrounder, Mike Francis Buama was abducted 8 months ago by one Dennis “Din-Din” Elliott, 24 yrs old, from Ormoc Leyte. Suspect disguised as a “Talent Scout” of a popular TV National Broadcast Talent show and has already lured several victims. Based on the testimony of the victim, the suspect’s scope of operation was nationwide recruiting/ victimizing would be talents particularly young male with pleasing personality and in exchange of a Talent fee.
The rescue of the victim was an off shoot of follow up operations initiated by San Pablo CPS in close coordination with other PNP units and DSWD. Both the suspect and victim have been tracked down after months of surveillance and during stop over in Davao City for two (2) weeks, Suspect and the victim were billeted at a local Hotel in Davao City but failed to pay there bills which caused them to be arrested but the suspect was able to manage to escape.
San Pablo City has already initiated the filing of Criminal Case (Swindling and Abduction) before the City’s Prosecutor’s Office docketed under IS # 07-755 dated 28 November 2007. (PNP-SAN PABLO CITY)