FORTY-NINE and counting. This is the number of wanted persons arrested so far by agents of the
Quezon City Police District while applying for police clearance in their state-of-the-art
“We expect to haul to jail more wanted persons thru this modern fool-proof clearance
system,” QCPD director, Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said as he thanked the
Q.C. local government headed by Mayor Herbert Bautista for providing them billions of pesos worth
of motor vehicles, weapons, radios and other logistical equipment they need in their effort to
help fully secure Q.C. 24/7.
At present, the QCPD boasts of an ultra-modern system wherein the situation in Q.C. can be
monitored round-the-clock thru the help of high-definition CCTV cameras that can zoom in to
identify the minutest detail of a motor vehicle. The CCTV cameras installed in strategic parts of
the city have been instrumental in helping solve crime apart from giving QCPD investigators solid
lead in tracking down criminals.
The Q.C. government procured the hi-tech CCTV system and funded the construction of the
QCPD building where the monitoring system being manned by highly-trained QCPD personnel is
The 49th suspect arrested was Joel Nazareno, a 30-year-old resident of Visayas Street,
Barangay Payatas B in Q.C. who turned out to be the subject of a warrant of arrest for attempted
homicide when he applied for a clearance at the QCPD Clearance Section headed by Chief Inspector
Rodel Maritana past 3 p.m. last Friday.
A P12,000 bail was recommended for the temporary liberty of the suspect who is now being
held at the QCPD Station 10 detention facility.
The 48th suspect arrested was Joseph Rodriguez,38, a resident of Area 6, Sauyo Road in
Bgy. Sauyo in Novaliches.
Eleazar said Rodriguez was arrested around 10:20a.m. last Wednesday when he applied for a
QCPD clearance and turned out to be the subject of a warrant of arrest for reckless imprudence
resulting in physical injuries and damage to property.
All 49 suspects were placed under arrest after their names got a ‘hit’ in the QCPD e-
subpoena data system when they applied for police clearance.
The Philippine National Police leadership headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela
Rosa has lauded the hi-tech QCPD Clearance System for helping send more wanted persons to jail.
Gen. dela Rosa also commended the QCPD for effectively accounting for most wanted persons in the
city thru its relentless manhunt and other law enforcement operations.
Under the system, persons whose names had a ‘hit’ or were ‘red-flagged’ while applying
for police clearance at the Q.C. Hall Compound are being subjected to immediate verification and
placed under arrest once it turned out that they are the persons really covered with warrants of
arrest issued by different courts across the country.
The PNP leadership said the QCPD Clearance system should be emulated by other police
districts nationwide as it has been responsible for hauling to jail wanted persons who tried to
seek police clearance hoping their criminal records are not being kept by the police.
Late last year, another wanted person identified as Reagan Valera, a 35-year old resident
of Bgy. Tandang Sora, Q.C. turned out to have an outstanding warrant of arrest for murder when he
applied for a QCPD clearance. It turned out that Valera is the subject of a warrant of arrest for
murder issued by Judge Corpus Alzate of the Bangued, Abra RTC Branch 2. No bail was recommended
for the suspect’s temporary liberty.
Last December 19, the same QCPD section arrested Erickson Plomos, a man who is the subject
of an outstanding warrant of arrest for rape issued by Judge Francisco Dizon Paño of the Trece
Martires City RTC Branch 23 in Cavite.