MANILA - The Taiwanese government is set to file charges against Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo "Ardot" Parojinog, who had been hiding in the Pingtung County while wanted in the Philippines, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) said Thursday.
MECO said the Taiwanese government will file charges of falsification of documents and illegal entry against Parojinog, who fled the Philippines following a bloody police raid last year where several of his relatives were slain.
Parojinog, who is facing charges of illegal firearms possession in the Philippines, is the younger brother of Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog who was killed along with his wife and 14 others in a police operation in July 2017.
Parojinog had been in hiding for 10 months and was tracked down by authorities after his alleged cohorts in police custody tipped off his whereabouts.
Taiwanese authorities arrested Parojinog late Wednesday for overstaying and violating immigration laws, said MECO representative Lito Banayo.
He will remain in the custody of Pingtung police as officials continued to investigate how he slipped into Taiwan.
-- With a report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News