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PNP engages NPA in 5-minute firefight

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Butuan City (23 September) -- One Section of Operating Troops led by 2Lt Oscar Demacali composed of three (3) personnel of 42nd DRC, Six (6) personnel of 26 IB and two (2) from CAA, encountered more or less twenty (20) CTs led by Commander Pidot/Edoy of GF8, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command (NEMRC) at the vicinity of Brgy Valentina, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur on September 22, 2010 at 7:20 am.

Firefight lasted for more or less five (5) minutes until the enemy withdrew towards unknown direction. As a result, One unidentified male CT was killed on the enemy side while no casualty on the government side. The government troops also recovered two (2) unit m16 rifle with serial number 565211 and 1418291.

Report on shooting incident

One Pepito Yonson y Bayed, 39 yrs old, married and res of Purok Aure, Brgy Talisay, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte was shot with the use of cal.357 revolver paltik hitting his left leg by one Uldarico Abendaņo y Ramoga, 49 yrs old, married, also res of same place. Initial investigation disclosed that while the victim and his wife were on their way to Nasipit Port riding a single motorcycle, suspect also riding a single motorcycle overtook them and blocked their way, and shot the victim hitting his leg. Victim managed to run while suspect destroyed the victim's motorcycle. Victim proceeded to Nasipit District Hospital for treatment while suspect voluntarily surrendered at Nasipit MPS. Incident took place at Purok Aure, Brgy Talisay, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte on September 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm. Motive-personal grudge. Case now prepared for filing in court against the suspect. Progress report to follows.

One Eddie Cagas y Ostos, 21 yrs old, married and res of P-2, Brgy Sta Cruz, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur was shot with the use of short firearm of unknown caliber by alias Toto Brital, legal age, driver and res of Brgy Sta Irene, Bayugan City. Victim sustained one gunshot wound on his chin that passes thru his right shoulder and he was immediately rushed to Bayugan Medical Hospital for medical treatment. PNP elements of Bayugan City Police Station upon receipt of the report immediately proceeded to the crime scene to conduct investigation and arrest the suspect. However, suspect already fled towards mountainous area of Sitio Bagodanon, Brgy Sta Irene, Bayugan City. Initial investigation disclosed that said suspect was allegedly mauled by the brother of the victim prior to the incident. Incident took place at P-1A, Brgy Taglatawan, Bayugan City on September 21, 2010 at 10:15 pm. Progress report to follows.

Report on robbery incident

The house of Ronaldo Gardose y Galagate, 59 yrs old, widow, farmer located at P-9, Brgy Poblacion, Sta Josefa, Agusan del Sur was forcibly entered by unidentified suspect by destroying the padlocks and carted away assorted jewelries with an estimated amount of one million pesos and cash money amounting to Php 6,000.00. PNP elements of Sta Josefa MPS led by PINSP LLOYD JUMAMOY MERCADO now conducting in depth investigation for possible identity and arrest of the suspect. Progress report to follows.

Buenavista policemen arrest wanted person

One Apolinario A Araņa, 27 yrs old, single and res of Brgy Rizal, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte was arrested by PNP elements of Buenavista MPS led by PO3 Rogelio C Sarsaba by virtue of WOA dated September 15, 2010 issued by Judge Gael Paderanga of MTC, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte for the crime of grave slander, docketed under CC nr 3926 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 6,000.00. Apprehension took place at Brgy Rizal, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte on September 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm. Suspect now detained at Buenavista MPS for proper disposition.

One Arnold S Juntilla, 33 yrs old, married and res of P-2, Brgy Noli, Bayugan City was arrested by PNP elements of Bayugan City Police Station led by PO3 Nestor Rasonabe by virtue of WOA dated September 8, 2010 issued by Hon Judge Eduardo S Casals of RTC Branch 1, Butuan City for violation of RA 9262 (violence against women and children), docketed under CC nr 14359 with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 80,000.00. Apprehension took place at P-7, Brgy Noli, Bayugan City on September 21, 2010 at 11:00 am. Subject person now detained at Bayugan City PS for proper disposition.

Report on illegal gambling

PNP elements of Tandag City Police Station led by PSINSP GALO MELLINA MARTINEZ arrested one Jayvy Ray Salcedo y Angcon, 23 yrs old, married and res of Monglow, Brgy Bag-ong Lungsod, Tandag City on September 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm at said place while actually caught engaged in illegal gambling known as last two digits and swertres based on PCSO Lotto Draw. Confiscated from suspect's possession were one (1) stub unfilled tally sheet; one (1) pc filled-up tally sheet; one (1) pc ballpen; one (1) stub unfilled receipt and cash bet money amounting to Php 785.00. Arrested person and confiscated items were brought to Tandag City Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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