Joint Army-PNP Law Enforcement Operations arrest CTG Leader in CDO

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – Joint operations by the Regional Special Operations Team (RSOT) of PRO -10, CIDG Regional Field Unit -10 and the Task Force Oro, 403Bde of the 4th Infantry Division, led to the arrest of a Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) leader, Aldeem A. Yañez, at the Urban Poor Village, Brgy Iponan, this city on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Yañez was arrested for violation of the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, on the strength of a Search Warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court, Misamis Oriental 10th Judicial Court on April 6, 2022. Recovered from Yañez’s possession were one (1) cal.45 Pistol, two (2) fragmentation hand grenades, two (2) 40mm ammunitions, fake IDs (voter’s and vaccine card) and subversive documents.

In the underground movement, Yañez conducts ideological, political and organizational (IPO) works in Saldav and Pantaron Range Complex in Bukidnon while also facilitating the CTG’s extortion activities in the urban areas of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon provinces.

In a statement, MGen. Wilbur C Mamawag, 4ID Commander, lauded the joint elements of 4ID and PNP for this accomplishment. The long arm of the government, thru the NTF-ELCAC mechanism, will catch up on CTG leaders even if they fled the countryside to seek refuge in urban centers. “We thank the communities for their continued vigilance and for not allowing these CTGs-in-hiding to infiltrate their ranks un-reported. Again, we call on the remaining CTG leaders to better lay down their arms and turn themselves in peacefully. Various social benefit programs await those who want to lead normal lives anew, MGen Mamawag added.

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