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    Phl to pursue high-profile fugitives

    PHILIPPINE President Benigno Aquino III on Friday assured the public that the government continues its efforts to pursue and arrest other high-profile fugitives wanted by the authorities.
    “I’ve told that our law enforcement entities will not stop chasing all those with warrants of arrest,” the President Aquino said during an exclusive interview with Bombo Radyo Philippines.
    The President indicated that there are “developments” in the search for such high-profile fugitives as former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, his brother Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, and former Dinagat Island Representative Ruben Ecleo, Jr.
    The Reyes brothers are the prime suspects in the killing of environment advocate Gerry Ortega in 2011. Ecleo, on the other hand, has been convicted of parricide for the death of his wife.
    “We have developments, but I could not reveal them to you,” he said.
    President Aquino cited the recent arrest of retired Major General Jovito Palparan, one of the country’s most wanted fugitives.
    Palparan, wanted for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines students in 2006, was arrested last August 12 in Sta. Mesa, Manila, by agents of the National of Bureau of Investigation after almost three years in hiding.

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