Wednesday, January 2, 2019

DWDD: No truce favors the government

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Malaybalay City, Bukidnon - At around 11:25 AM yesterday, Dec 31, 2018, army troopers of Charlie Coy, 8th Infantry Battalion and 43rd Division Reconnaissance Company, both under the Command of 8th Infantry battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Ronald
Illana, sneaked into an NPA Terrorist's lair in the mountainous boundary of Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur.
The army troopers successfully attacked the terrorist group of the CPP/NDF/NPA's Sub-Regional Committee 2 of North Central Mindanao Regional Committee.

The fierce combat maneuvers resulted in the death of 2 NPA terrorists and the capture of 2 M14 rifles.

As of press time, the troopers of 8th Infantry Battalion with the 43rd Division Reconnaissance Company are pursuing the terrorists who scampered after their hideout
was overrun by the troops. The terrorists left their dead cohorts behind.

Col Edgardo De Leon, 403Bde Commander congratulated his men for this succesful operation. He said: "Mabuhay kayo, kawal Pilipino! Nagbunga ang ating sakripisyo na
walang uwian ngayong Pasko at Bagong Taon para epektibo nating mabigyan ng proteksyon ang taongbayan at ang ating bayan." (Long-live to our Filipino Soldiers! Our
sacrifices of not being with our families this yuletide holidays in order to effectively protect our people and our land had all its worth!)

4th Infantry Division Commander who is also the Acting Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command, MGen Ronald Villanueva reiterated his call for NPA terrorist members to surrender or face the might of massive military operations. He said: "Our forces on the ground are unleashing their combat skills. To the remaining NPA terrorists who still want to challenge our government, show us what you've got. For those wanting to take the path
to real peace, come to us and we will help you." | 403BDE

DWDD: An NPA rebel arrested in Bukidnon

From Katropa DWDD-CRS Virtual RTV Website (Dec 31, 2018): An NPA rebel arrested in Bukidnon

CAMP OSITO D. BAHIAN, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon - A suspected member of the NPA terror group is captured by the operating elements of Bravo Company, 8th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army in Sitio Kiudto, Brgy Hagpa, Impasugong, Bukidnon at around 10:20 in the morning of December 29, 2018.

The suspected NPA member captured is identified as Michael Abalang Tinampay, 27 years old, and a resident of Sitio Lakbangan, Brgy Minalwang, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. He is assumed to be a member of Squad 2, Platoon RYAN, Guerilla Front 4B, Sub-Regional Committee 1, Northern Central Mindanao Regional Command. During the arrest, the military personnel was able to confiscate in his possession five cartridges of cal. 5.56mm, one cartridge of 40mm high explosive (HE), three units of cellular phones and a motorcycle Motoposh 155 without plate number.

The apprehension of the said NPA took place after a concerned citizen reported to the military that there was an unidentified person riding a motorcycle roaming around the vicinity and was seen to bring with him illegal ammunition. Upon receiving the information, elements of 8th Infantry Battalion conducted mobile patrol at the said place which led to his apprehension. Immediately after his arrest, the alleged NPA member was already turned over to Impasugong Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and further filing of charges.

To further secure the area, troops of 8th Infantry Battalion immediately initiated a military operation in order to disrupt any threats following the apprehension of an NPA rebel. As a result, an encounter between the troops of 8th Infantry, Battalion, and Communist Terrorists believed to be members of Sub Regional Committee 2 of Northern Central Mindanao Regional Command in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon ensued on the same barangay a day after the incident. The firefight lasted for about five minutes which prompted the enemy to leave their ammunition in the area. Further, said troops are still in pursuit operation.

"These NPA terrorists continue to sow fear to our natives by doing illegal acts. We are so much thankful that the residents in the area are very cooperative and very vigilant that we were able to sojourn any crimes that these rebels might do. Thus, we are calling to our people to continue supporting the government in ceasing any NPA rebels in carrying out chaos to our place." said Lieutenant Colonel Ronald M Illana, the Commanding Officer of 8th Infantry Battalion.

Meanwhile, Colonel Edgardo Y De Leon was very positive that the CPP NPA was not able to successfully conduct their 50th NPA Celebration since they are resorting to other ways on sowing terror to the natives of Bukidnon.

“We, the military, are grateful for the failure on the celebration of the CPP NPA Anniversary. For five decades, they continue to deceive our people in their senseless ideology. However, our people were already informed of the terroristic deeds of the NPAs and now they are the ones who refute these terrorists by cooperating to the law enforcers in reporting any doubtful persons in their area. I personally believe that NPA atrocities will soon come to an end by strengthening the collaborative efforts between our soldiers and the natives of the Bukidnon.” | 8th IB,4ID,PA

DWDD: 2 NPA Terrorists Die in boundary of Bukidnon-Agusan New Year Clash

From Katropa DWDD-CRS Virtual RTV Website (Dec 31, 2018): 2 NPA Terrorists Die in boundary of Bukidnon-Agusan New Year Clash

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IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON – Two (2) NPA Terrorist members died after an encounter with the Army troops under 8th Infantry Battalion at vicinity Sitio Kinu-aw, Brgy Binicilan, San Luis, Agusan del Sur yesterday December 31, 2018, around 11:25 in the morning.

It was known that the two NPA terrorist member who died in the encounter both males, their identity is yet to be determined as of this time. Two high powered firearms 7.62 mm M14 rifle, magazines with ammunition were also recovered in their possession.

Moreover, several NPA terrorists were perceived to wounded based on the globs of blood seen along the encounter sites and the route of their withdrawal.

It can be recalled that said troops had also encountered same NPA terrorist members last December 30, 2018, at around 04:30 in the afternoon a distance away from the current encounter site.

LTC RONALD M ILLANA, Commanding Officer of the 8th Infantry Battalion stated; “We offer our sincere condolence to the families and relatives on the death of the 2 NPA terrorists. This could not have happened if they heeded our call of surrender. Hence, I once again call upon the CPP-NPA terrorists especially those who were wounded in the recent encounters to come down and lay down your arms, we will help you seek proper medical attention along with our local officials and assist you to return to the mainstream. | 8th IB, 4ID, PA

DWDD: Agusan del Norte's top NPA most wanted personality arrested

From Katropa DWDD-CRS Virtual RTV Website (Dec 31, 2018): Agusan del Norte's top NPA most wanted personality arrested

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Bancasi, Butuan City – Agusan del Norte’s most wanted Top NPA personality who is facing multiple criminal charges was caught in his hideout at Purok Spring, Brgy Tagcatong, Carmen, Agusan del Norte on December 30, 2018, around 04:30 dawn in the morning.

The conduct of operation manhunt is a result of the coordination between the PNP nam...ely CIDG13, ADNPIB, Carmen MPS, ADNPMFC and 23IB, 42MICO both OPCON 402nd Infantry (Stingers) Brigade, Philippine Army and the cooperation of the community who tipped his whereabouts that resulted to the apprehension of a certain Joaquin Madrianon a.k.a. ALTO/JUNJUN, an Intel Officer and CO, SPARU unit of SRC WANAS, NCMRC, listed as the Top 1 most wanted CNT in Agusan del Norte while Top 2 overall in the most wanted list criminals in the province.

The suspect’s capture was based on the warrant of arrest with the following cases; Criminal Case No. 23543 and 23692 for multiple attempted murders under RTC 10th Judicial Branch, Branch 3, Butuan City issued on January 29, 2018 and March 23, 2018 respectively, Criminal Case No. 22623 for Attempted Murder under RTC 10th Judicial Branch, Branch 3, Butuan City on March 12, 2017 and for multiple attempted murder with case number: NPS Docket No. XIII-02-INV16F-00084 on June 03, 2016.

Said suspect was subjected as responsible for Lumad Killings in Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur areas, specifically the death of Mayor Otaza, Ricardo Sulhayan “Datu Ka Doy Saliganan” of Nasipit, Datu Ernesto Mandahinog Burdios and Jane M Burdios, Junior Ligsanan, JR Castilla, and Lauro Hunasan. He was also, involved during the attack of PNP Carmen Station, ADN on March 16, 2003.

Moreover, he is also one of the perpetrators of the harassment of PNP in Marcos Park and even during the harassment of Jaguimitan Patrol Base last 2016. Also, @ALTO/JUNJUN was one of the perpetrators during the ambush of Gov Ma. Angelica Rosedell M Amante-Matba during her visit in Sitio Mimbahandi, Brgy Camagong, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

LTC FRANCISCO L MOLINA JR Commanding Officer of 23IB expressed his gratitude to the concerned citizens who bravely provided positive and timely information to the authorities about the activities and whereabouts of the enemies.

“As the protector of the people, we always abide the and adhere to the rules of the law by using a lawful and peaceful means of capturing the perpetrators in order to
prevent to prevent their hostile plans in conducting atrocities in the community”.

BGEN FRANCISCO NEMESIO M GACAL AFP 402nd Brigade Commander said this successful operation is the result of concerted intel-driven operations as part of our
law enforcement support operation to apprehend violators and pay their actions to the law and diligent efforts of all police units in the province to arrest all lawless elements in the community.

The said apprehended personality was brought immediately to Carmen MPS for further investigation and proper custody. | 402BDE, 4ID PA