Two more high-ranking leaders of the New People’s Army and 2 others were captured after a joint military and police operation in Barangay Alagatan, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental on Thursday, September `16, 2021.
Military reports identified the two NPA commanders as Manuelito Satur, alias Mosong, 56, of Barangay San Luis, Gingoog City, Secretary Sub-Regional Committee 1 (SRC1), North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NCMRC); his wife Merlyn, alias Maya, of Barangay Kibanban, Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental, Secretary of GF Huawei / Deputy Sec, SRC1; Fidel Guinahon Romania, alias Johnson, Medical Staff of SRC1, NCMRC, from Barangay Umagos, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental; and Floramae Llagas Domo, alias Sayros, another Medical Staff, SRC1, NCMRC, from Barangay Quezon, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.
Seized from the captured NPA rebels include: one (1) M4 rifle, one (1) M203 grenade launcher, one (1) Cal 45 Pistol with magazine loaded with ammo, 40mm grenade, 13 cellphones, power bank, SD cards, and subversive documents.
Lt. Col. Ricky L Canatoy, Commanding Officer of the 58th Infantry Battalionm (58IB) said they were in Alagatan two days ago together with the LGU and representatives of national agencies for the groundbreaking of the 1.5-km farm to market road under the Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP). With the said event, LtCol. Canatoy believed the people of Alagatan saw the government’s sincerity in helping them which resulted to their cooperation and report the presence of these NPAs in their area.
The captured NPAs were then brought to the 58IB for the antigen test to ensure their safety since both Mosong and Maya are elderly, and their health is not ideal due to their lifestyle because they are always on the run. They will be scheduled for vaccination later, in collaboration with the Claveria LGU.
photos by 4thID Philippine Army