Filipino authorities arrested the alleged killers of Fr. Fausto. The minister of Justice, Leila de Lima, said that a certain Jimmy Ato and his brother Robert have been apprehended. This took place  in Sitio Mahiwakwak, Barangay Kolaman Valley some 20 km north of GreenFields, Arakan, where fr. Fausto was killed. However Jimmy was arrested by virtue of an Arrest Warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 13 in Cotabato City for destructive arson with homicide. The hope is that this arrest would also lead to the mastermind in the killing of Fr. Tentorio.