MANILA, Philippines – After hiding for more than a year, Naga City's most wanted Peter Joemel Advincula decided to surrender to authorities through ABS-CBN News.
Working closely with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the news team located Advincula in Cavite where he said he had been hiding.
Upon arrival in the Cavite town where Advincula is staying, the news team and the NBI agents were welcomed by a person who introduced himself as a pastor.
Advincula then surfaced, confessing he had lost communication with his family in the province for quite a while now.
“Dahil sa mahigit isang taon, wala na akong kumonikasyon sa aking pamilya, sa aking mga tiyuhin sa Daraga at Donsol kasi itinakwil na rin nila ako sa pamilya,” he said.
Advincula admitted that aside from his theft case in Sorsogon, he is also facing charges of illegal recruitment and large scale estafa in Naga City and Albay.
Advincula was emotional during his confession but his wife said she is more at peace now that her husband has already surrendered.
“Natatakot ako. Sabi ko sumuko na siya, pero baka daw gumanti ang mga na-recruit niya. Lagi po siyang balisa at nag-iisip,” Advincula’s wife Marissa said.
The NBI, meantime, called on Advincula’s victims to come forward to their office.
Advincula will be brought back to Bicol this week. – from a report by Joan Panopio, ABS-CBN News