DOJ offers ₱3M reward for 'credible' info about Bantag, Zulueta
DOJ offers ₱3M reward for 'credible' info about Bantag, Zulueta
DOJ offers ₱3M reward for 'credible' info about Bantag, Zulueta
by Ellicia Del Mundo20 June 2023
Photo courtesy: Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that it will offer ₱3 million reward money to anyone who can provide “credible information” that will lead to the arrest of former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag and former BuCor deputy security officer Ricardo Zulueta.

In a press conference, DOJ spokesperson Mico Clavano announced that a ₱2 million reward will be given for an individual who can give the whereabouts of Bantag while a ₱1 million reward for Zulueta's whereabouts.

“It is crucial that these individuals are upheld to justice and held accountable for their alleged actions," Clavano said.

"Your cooperation can make a significant difference in ensuring strict apprehension of Bantag and Zulueta, and providing closure to the family of the victims,” he added.

The DOJ spokesperson assured that all information provided "will be treated with the utmost confidentiality in accordance with the law."

Clavano said individuals who have significant information and would like to reach out to the DOJ may contact mobile numbers 09454831058 and 09284169585.

"Together, let us work towards upholding justice, protecting our communities, and ensuring that those responsibilities for these heinous crimes face the full weight of the law," he said.

Aside from the reward money, the justice department also posted a wanted poster of Bantag and Zulueta who are both facing murder charges for the death of late radio broadcaster Percival Mabasa or Percy Lapid and alleged middleman Bilibid inmate Cristito ‘Jun’ Villamor.

In April, the Philippine National Police - Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) launched a manhunt operation against Bantag and Zulueta.

The two former Corrections officials are banned from departing the country after the Muntinlupa court issued a hold departure order (HDO) against them.

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