Whoever said that the women are the weaker sex should think again because they are proving to be at par with the men even in male-dominated fields.
Bontoc Police Chief Dyann Bangcawayan led other police officers in arresting Monching Amawan, 18, for rape filed before the Regional Trial Court of Mountain Province.
Amawan was arrested on June 28 in Camp 3, Philex Mines, Tuba where he was said to be hiding following the filing of the case against him and the subsequent arrest of an alleged companion who was said to have committed the crime in Bontoc, Mountain Province in Aug. 5, 6, and 7, 2011.
Bangcawayan said Amawan stayed with his aunt who resides at Philex.
Upon arrest, he was accompanied by his aunt and was immediately brought to Philex, Sto. Niño Hospital for medical examination. He was immediately presented to the court that issued the warrant of arrest prior to his detention at the Mountain Province jail.
Bangcawayan said the accused and the victim are neighbors. According to information, the victim was the girlfriend of the accused.
Bangcawayan was accompanied by Insp. Benedict Gang-aoen, SPO4 John Barry Agurin of Sabangan police, and PO2 Freddie Chumayag of the provincial police office.
The operation was made in coordination with SPO4 Emilio Tuguinay of the Benguet PPO and SPO1 Bruce Olosan of Banget, Philex Mines, Tuba community police assistance center.