PNP nabs Ardot Parojinog’s partner in Parañaque

Rambo Talabong
The police presents Mena Luansing to media after she was arrested by Parañaque cops and intelligence operatives on Sunday, June 3

PAROJINOG 'PARTNER'. PNP presents resigned Misamis Occidental board member in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested the alleged live-in partner of Ozamiz City Councilor-turned-fugitive Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog.

Led by police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, the PNP presented Mena Luansing during a Camp Crame press conference on Monday, June 4. She was nabbed by Parañaque cops and intelligence operatives at 7 am on Sunday, June 3.

According to Albayalde, cops have yet to question her about the alleged criminal activities of the Parojinog family. Family patriarch Reynaldo Parojinog and 14 others were shot down in a July 30, 2017 police drug raid.

Big arrest? Luansing is considered by the PNP as a high-value target because of her alleged links with the embattled Parojinog clan. She was arrested by virtue of warrants of arrest issued by Judge Edmundo Pinlac of Ozamis City Regional Trial Court Branch 15 over cases accusing her of illegal possession of firearms.

She served as a provincial board member of Misamis Occidental until she supposedly resigned in January 2018. PNP chief Albayalde said she was in Manila to hide from police watch in Northern Mindanao (Region 10).

Cops also arrested Luansing’s alleged coddler Jonas Galamita Cablitas, accused of obstructing the apprehension and prosecution of an alleged criminal. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.