Combined troops of 1102nd Infantry(Ganarul) Brigade under Col Ignatius Patrimonio and PNP-INDANAN successfully rescued Dr. Daniel Moreno around 7:30 in the evening of March 24,2020 at the hinterlands of Brgy Bangalan Indanan, Sulu.
Sensing the approach of overwhelming goverment forces, the Abu Sayaf Group (ASG) forced to abandon Dr. Moreno. Thereafter, government troops pursued the fleeing ASG that led to a 5 minutes encounter against the group of ASG SUB-LEADER Mundi Sawadjaan in Brgy Bangalan.
“Acting on the information relayed by a concern citizen to 112MICO & 11MIB led by Cpt Albert Peralta, troops of 1102nd Brigade conducted rescue operation,” also
“I’d like to Thank Lupah Sug for their cooperating with us, and let us be more vigilant in helping one another and sustaing peace and progress in our community”.
said Col Ignatius Patrimonio, Commander 1102nd Brigade.
Dr Moreno is now having medical check-up and debriefing at Joint Task Force Sulu (JTFS) Headquarter.
“We will remain steadfast in accomplishing our mandate to neutralize the ASG and rescue the remaining captives,” said MGEN CORLETO VINLUAN, Commander JTFS/11th Infantry (ALAKDAN) Division.
“The freedom of Kidnap Victim Dr Moreno is attributed in sustaining search and rescue operations of the remaining Kidnap Victims conducted by the Government Forces coupled with the support of the Local populace throughout our operations, and we are aiming to dismantle ASG and rescue the remaining kidnapped victims by accelerating our operational tempo while maximizing stakeholders’ engagements,”
LTGEN CIRILITO SOBEJANA, Commander, WESTMINCOM said.