Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office



Acting Regional Director, PBGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR announced the apprehension of the female suspect involved in the Sensational Killing of Niño Hernando in Valenzuela City following the instruction from Philippine National Police Chief, Police General Debold M. Sinas to pursue all the suspects in the killing of Niño Hernando which circulated on social media on October 9, 2020.

Based from the report submitted ARD DANAO, the suspect was identified as Joe-Ann Cabatuan, 31, resident fo Martinez Homes, Ulingan West Lawang Bato, Valenzuela. She was nabbed at 5p.m., December 1,2020 along Brgy. Lourdes, Minalin, Pampanga. She was the 3rd suspect of the six (6) identified suspects in the ruthless killing of Hernando along Paso de Blas road Valenzuela City. Suspects Edgar Matis Batchar and former policeman PCpl Michael Bismar Castro earlier fell in the hands of the operatives.

Investigation disclosed that Valenzuela City Police Station operatives led by PLT DODDIE M AGUIRRE under the supervision of PCOL FERNANDO R ORTEGA, Chief of Police successfully served the Warrant of Arrest against the above-named person suspect for the crime of Robbery with Homicide under Art. 294 of RPC with crminal case number 1456-V-20 issued by Hon. SNOOKY MARIA ANA BARENO-SAGAYO, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 283 Valenzuela City issued on November 19, 2020 w/ NO BAIL recommended.

Cabatuan was informed of the cause of her arrest and was apprised of her constitutional rights in a language known and understood by her.

Records show that while Hernando was aboard his Blue Yamaha NMAX Motorcycle, two (2) male suspects on board colored green motorcycle suddenly approached him from behind, and repeatedly shot him that caused his instantaneous death. The suspects took the victim’s bag containing PHP442,714.00, personal belongings and his motorcycle then sped off towards Maysan Road, Valenzuela City.

Arrested suspect was immediately brought to Valenzuela General Hospital for medical examination and later brought to Valenzuela City Police Station custodial facility for proper disposition.

“I commend the Valenzuela Police, Special Investigation Task Group dubbed as “TG Niño Hernando” for the successful arrest of the suspect. Intensified hot pursuit operations and continuous follow-up investigation will continue all over the region and the country to capture the other suspects.” said PBGEN DANAO.

He also urge the public to report to authorities any information regarding the whereabouts of Rico Reyes, 21; Narciso Santiago, ’37; and dismissed Police Officer 1 Anthony Cubos. “You may report to the nearest police station or inform us via Team NCRPO SMS hotline numbers Isumbong Kay RD NCRPO O915- 888-9181 for GLOBE and 0999-901-8181 for SMART. Your cooperation is necessary. If you do not report to us potential and actual threats, we have little to work on because we cannot always be everywhere at the same time.

To our informants, rest assured that your identity will remain on confidential at all cost,” he added.