On 141340 July 2019, a certain Loreto Rinsulat Celosia @Oloy/Oscar/Anas, former Team
Leader of GF21A, NEMRC was apprehended by joint elements of 3rd Special Forces
(ARROWHEAD) Battalion and ADS PPO by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by RTC
Branch 7, Bayugan City for Multiple Attempted Murder under Criminal Case Number
5674, Attempted Murder and Rape at his residence in Purok 4, Brgy Wawa, Bayugan
City, Agusan del Sur. Captured in his possesion is one (1) cal .45 pistol (SN 1055700)
with one (1) magazine loaded with seven (7) rounds ammunition and nine (9) rounds
ammunition wrapped in a plastic cellophane.
The operation is a direct result of the careful execution of a plan action based on the
information provided by the resident in the area. Law Enforcement Operation is part of
the relentless effort of the government to neutralize the former member of the CNTs who
went into hiding and on lie-low status.
As part of the government’s sincere efforts to reintegrate those CNTs who wanted to go
back to the folds of the law, the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program
(ECLIP) is being implemented. This is an opportunity for those CNTs who realized that
armed struggle is not the solution to societal problems and a goodwill from the
government to help them start anew and become a productive member of society.
Lt. Col. Joey B. Baybayan, Commanding Officer of the 3SFBn said, “this is the result of
the convergence of efforts of all stakeholders in implementing the Executive Order (EO)
70 or the Whole of Nation Approach to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC).
Through the empowerment of communities, many have courageously reported CNTs
activities in their areas even those CNTs who went into lie-low status.”
“We extend our sincerest offer of peace to the CNTs, take advantage of the government’s
reintegration program for it will provide you opportunities to be with your families and start
life anew. I am appealing to the remaining CNTs who went into hiding to surrender. The
troops of 3rd Special Forces (ARROWHEAD) Battalion will be relentless in pursuing you
and will make you accountable to our laws,” LTC Baybayan added.
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