88IB Captures High Ranking NPA in Bukidnon

Maramag Bukidnon – Ramil Banawan alias Migs/Kim/Edukaw, Secretary of Guerilla Front Malayag, Sub-Regional Command 2 (SRC2) of North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC), 35 years old of Sitio Danquias, Brgy Cawayan, Quezon, Bukidnon and Marcelito K. Bandingan alias Niks/Raymond Team Leader of Squad Uno, Platoon Uno, GF Malayag, SRC2, NCMRC, 18 years old a resident of Sitio Miaray, Barangay Mandahikan, Cabanglasan Bukidnon were successfully apprehended by the elements of 88th Infantry Maringal Battalion, at Mt. Kumong Tabanog, Sitio Lugayaran, Barangay Palacpacan, San Fernando Bukidnon on October 25, 2021.

The arrested personalities have standing warrants of arrest for committing multiple criminal acts such as Destructive Arson, Murder, Frustrated Murder, Attempted Multiple Murder and violation of Anti-Terror Law of 2020.

Confiscated in their position were one (1) AR15 Riffle with two (2) magazines and one (1) Glock 17 pistol with one (1) magazine. Alias Migs and Niks were brought to Headquarters 88IB for debriefing and COVID-19 antigen testing.

Meanwhile, LTC CHRISTIAN JAMES P VINGNO, Commanding Officer of 88IB, commended the troops for the successful operation. He also thanked the concerned citizen who provided the information that led to the arrest of the said personalities

“Sa mga nagpabiling NPA sa kabukiran, ayaw kamo kahadlok sa pagbalik sa sabakan sa gobyerno kay kini andam sa kanunay sa pagdawat ug pagtabang kaninyo arun masugdan ang bag-ong kinabuhi kauban ang inyong mga minahal sa kinabuhi.” He added.

It can be recalled the last September 08, 2021, an armed encounter transpired in Barangay Mabuhay, San Fernando Bukidnon between the troops of 88th Infantry (Maringal) Battalion and Communist Terrorist Group under Ramil Banawan alias Migs which resulted to the death of four (4) NPA members, the captured of ten (10) others including two (2) minors, seizure of sixteen (16) High Powered Firearms (HPFA), subversive documents with high intelligence value, assorted medicines and personal belongings.

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