MAGUINDANAO – The PNP and AFP operatives pre-empted a possible deceptive propaganda activity of Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) and arrested alleged six (6) members of Communist Terrorist Group at Sitio Dimagalen, Brgy Karim, Buldon, Maguindanao on September 4, 2021.
Buldon Municipal Police Station identified the suspects as OMAR DIMALAPANG MAGARANG aka Anghel/Miguel, 47 years old, from Imbayao, Bukidnon; VENDENCIO E OBSID aka Heron/Alen, 52, from Balingasag, Misamis, Oriental; ELINO PANGASIAN aka Iko/Tutong, 62, of Brgy. Langapud, Labangan, Zamboanga Del Sur; GINALO GARGAR ILADAN aka Gengen/Saysay, 60, Don Carlos, Bukidnon; ERLINDA GABLAS MANSEGUIAO, aka Anggal/Lisa, Banglay, Misamis Oriental and a female minor from Banglay, Misamis Oriental. Further, a box of assorted medicines, two 45 caliber pistols, and three magazines with 27 rounds of caliber .45 ammunitions was confiscated in their possession.
On a separate report, dated September 02, 2021, operating unit of 63rd Force Recon Company, Force Recon Group while conducting combat clearing operations at Sitio Kapatagan, Barangay Karim, Buldon, Maguindanao, engaged into a firefight with more or less 5 CTG members under @Ka Aber of Field Guerilla Unit 1 (FGU1), Guerilla Front 53 (GF53). The firefight resulted in the wounding of two elements from the government troops and the death of a civilian caught in a crossfire and wounding of two others, who victims are all residents of Brgy., Dinganen, Buldon, Maguindanao. After more or less 15 minutes of hostile confrontation, the operating troops were able to recover one converted M1 Garand and M14 rifles.
Police Regional Office of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region believes that the two separate incidents are interconnected. Hence, PRO BAR intensifies its counter measures to clear our region of their presence, and make sure that these terrorist groups will not prosper here in the Bangsamoro soil.