Hunt for Palparan, Reyes brothers, Ecleo, Delfin Lee turns cold

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‘Big 5′ wanted poster

MANILA, Philippines—“Why are there no takers,” Justice Secretary Leila De Lima asked Tuesday saying they have already increased the reward to P2 million but still, information for the arrest of the “Big Five” remains elusive.

The “Big 5” refers to retired General Jovito Palparan, Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, his brother Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, Dinagat Island Representative Ruben Ecleo Jr. and Delfin Lee of Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings Corporation.

Palparan is facing a case for kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the disappearance of UP students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan, the Reyes brothers are accused of murdering broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega, Ecleo was convicted for the death of his wife in 2002 and Lee is facing a warrant of arrest in connection with the P7 billion housing loan scam.

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima shows a new poster of the ‘Big 5′ or the most wanted men in the country. She said they will intensify dissemination of information to encourage public participation in tracking them.

“What the tracker teams are doing is pursue a lead but so far, all operations are negative,” De Lima said at a press conference after a meeting with the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation Division Group (PNP-CIDG), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) tracking teams.

“There was a proposal to increase the reward. Why are there no takers? Is P2-million [reward] too small,” De Lima asked.

She said Malacañang instructed them to maximize the dissemination of posters of the Big Five.

“We should encourage public cooperation to locate these people,” she said.

Of the five, De Lima said only the Reyes brothers have been confirmed to have left the country. She said information they have received showed that from Vietnam, the two moved to Thailand and then Malaysia.

She said they are still verifying if the two managed to sneak into the US. But so far, she said “they have not been issued US visas and their passports had been cancelled.”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    nanlamig sa paghahanap mga pulis

  • iping2sison

    Wala nang mahusay na intel ang PNP. Hindi yata kasama sa curriculum ng PNPA ang paghahanap sa mga fugitives. O kaya, mga pulis ngayon ay naghihintay ng pabuya (Php) para kumilos. 

  • Panch1t0

    “There was a proposal to increase the reward. Why are there no takers? Is P2-million [reward] too small,” De Lima asked. – YES! DOES IT NEED TO BE ASKED?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMGIYFAOPGODGF2LBDY75WZFBI Laban

    PHP 7B scam for Lee—Reward is 2M come on!!!baka double ang binayad nya sa paglabas ng bansa tapos na kayo.gawin nyo kayang 5-10M tignan mo mahuhuli yan.

  • EdgarEdgar

    It’s sad to know that Leila the pig has lost her touch. She used to have a keen snout that can sniff out the bad guys from faraway and turn any trail warm. It’s even sadder to know that instead of owning up to DOJ’s negligence, Leila the pig is weaving a yarn of excuses and hearsay. Fugitives cannot possibly skip from one country to another and then to another as if hopscotching on a lifesize game board. They could only pull this off with the collusion of DOJ’s incompetence. Instead of spending too much time going after the smell of her chauffeur, Leila the pig should train her snout on the more important and urgent business of going after the bad guys. 

  • dequis

    palibhasa ang mga nagpupulis ang unang hangad magkapera. lahat kinukwartahan, mag aalaga ng hold upper magbulagbulagan sa mga drug trafficker, drug pusher, pagkanagkapera na huhulihin hindi kakasohan ikukulong para makipagarrange, o di ang dali ng pera, walang kwenta ang sweldo barya lang hambing sa kinikita sa delihensya.

  • Cal_Reznick

    Maybe if the President stops attacking the former President and trying his hand at comedy then just maybe more resources can be put into finding his wanted murders and criminals.

  • surigao_miners

    puntahan nyo sa SURIGAO ISLANDS baka doon na naman tinago kagaya ng patago nila kay HELLO GARCI!

  • Palparan

    Palagi lang akong nag comment dto sa inquirer, di nyo pa ako nahuhuli…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    “There was a proposal to increase the reward. Why are there no takers? Is P2-million [reward] too small,” De Lima asked.

    Kung kasi linakihan ninyo yung reward kaysa ibigay sa kriminal na MILF, baka matagal nang pinansin yang alok mo.
    Puro pagpapa-pogi lang kasi ang alam ng gobyernong ito.
    Pag dating sa performance, ayan, nagka hetot-hetot na.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AFANCZIZMHF5XLBQTNFM2T5VTQ Lia Fizly

    Nasa malaysia ang big 5, sabi ni doj-sec.. kung ganoon taguan ng mga criminal ang malaysia, kawawang malaysia, tsik-tsik!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AFANCZIZMHF5XLBQTNFM2T5VTQ Lia Fizly

    Alam natin, si Gen. Palparan ay dating sundalo, uso ang bata-bata system at ka-batch mistah, bakit lalayo pa mag tago…andyan lang yan sa campo ng AFP tinatago.. Kaya kayo sa goberyo ayusin nyo naman ang drama nyo.

  • Gerald Abueva

    By now it should be clear for all to see. Leila Delima is just all talk, no results. I used to think I’d vote for her if she ran for senator. She was quick to bar GMA from leaving the country and that really won me over. But all the press release and no concrete result, the unceremonious dismissal of Gatdula, the selective filing of charges against her brods in the hazing case, the unsubstantiated hearsay in the impeachment trial, the inability of DOJ to go after the most wanted criminals and so far no hackers were caught yet. Friends in the media who used to look up to her now even accuse Delima of being the cause of delay for the Maguindanao trials. Another disappointment itong si Delima. Puro dakdak lang.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Shoot to kill na ang mga yan at dagdagan ang reward money! makuwarta ang mga yan kayang kaya tapatan ang reward money…. shoot to kill na lahat yan huwag lang si palparan dapat diyan gawin vegetable para mahaba haba ang kanyang pagdurusa!

  • Panch1t0

    “There was a proposal to increase the reward. Why are there no takers? Is P2-million [reward] too small,” De Lima asked.– DUTERTE MAKES BETTER OFFER, ISN’T IT?

  • TON_SING_WAH

    tanungin mo mga ka batch niyan..hehe.tanungin kaya nila si lacson..saka si gringgo.o ang mayor si enrile saka si tabako..alam yan…7100 island say (4000 island x 7 days per island =28,000 days) / 30 days per month=993.33 months divide 12 months per year..morethan 50 yrs..lol..nandiyan lang yan sa kampo..yong iba nandiyan din yan..ibig sabihin..walang bisa interpol..lol

  • $26606290

    Maliit siguro ang sweldo at hindi sugapa sa pera ang nagset ng 2M  reward.  
    Too small po talaga yan.  Bakit po parepareho ang amount.  Dapat commensurate sa atraso.
    For example,  set niyo sa 50M si Delfin Lee.  Kapag nahuli,  icharge niyo sa kanya!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

    bakit parang naninisi?

  • Felix Alcantara

    Hindi na ma trace ang mga ito dahil nagsuot na damit pambabae at makapal na make up. Ito daw ginawa ni Lacson at talagang effective.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruben.dacuan Ruben J. Dacuan

    sorry panapahon lang yan

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AFANCZIZMHF5XLBQTNFM2T5VTQ Lia Fizly

    Reyes brothers, nasa malaysia sabi ang taga feed back ke sec de lima, muslim country yon, mahihirapan ang christian criminal magtago doon, sabihin natin nasa boundary islet ng pinas at malaysia nagtago ang mga reyes, so hindi malaysia yon pilipinas pa rin iyon.

  • jeffrey_01

    Palparan must be hiding with the help of military.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SORY DI MO MAHUHULI YAN MAGALING MAG TAGO YAN BUTI PA DELIMA HACKERS NALANG HULIHIN MO MAS MADALI MAHULI YUN”’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    di mahuli ng N B I dun lang pala sa katabi nila nag bebenta ng alak””PALPARAN pls nmn nag mamakaawa na sayo lumabas kana”’

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE pogi

    nobody is going to cooperate with you delima…coz all your cases are nothing but a hoax.

    pa cute ka parati. i wonder why she is still the sec. of justice…dapat palitan na .

    rejected na sya sa CA…come on P-enoy…tangalin na yan TUTA mo.

    LAGAY MO SI CJ CORONA.

    meron plano yan si ABNOY…kaya di nya matangal si de lima….whatever it is ayaw nyang

    mabulilyaso.

    tangalin na…tangalin na…tangalin na si DE LIMA as SOJ.

    • tunderlulo

      ha ha ha ha.  goring talaga forever

  • tunderlulo

    magagaling lahat ng mga kritiko ni de lima sayang ang 10M dami pera na yan. kung ako sana kayo na mas magaling pa kay de lima ay hulihin ko na ang limang wanted at milyonaryo na ako 

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