CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte— High-ranking members of Communist Terrorists Group (CTG) were arrested for multiple charges of law violation by the troops of 29th Infantry “Matatag” Battalion together with the Cabadbaran City Police Station on the afternoon of March 11, 2023 at Purok 2,Brgy Kauswagan, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.
Commanding Officer of 29IB, LtCol Cresencio Gargar, identified the apprehended as Regie Amora Ligan alias Kylie/Kyle/Kihod, 20 years old, resident of P5 Brgy Tagbongabong, RTR, Agusan del Norte, SPARU Unit Squad Leader of Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda 21C, Guerilla Front 21, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (SYP21C, GF21, NEMRC) who is charged with attempted homicide case issued by the Municipal Circuit Trial Court, 10th Judicial Region, Butuan City with Criminal Case No. 23770 with ₱36,000.00 fix bail bond. Gabriel Rebucas Sagay, alias Roxan/Onemig, 28 years old, resident of Purok 5, Brgy Pianing, Butuan City, armed member of the same group is charged with attempted murder with a warrant of arrest issued by RTC Branch 7, 10th Judicial Region, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur under Criminal Case No. 7227 with fix ₱120,000.00 bail bond.
Recovered from the arrested personalities were one (1) unit of .45mm caliber rock island with live ammunition, one (1) unit of .9mm caliber TAURUS with chamber load live ammunition, blasting cap with detonating cord, five (5) pieces of elongated heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected as Shabu, three (3) disposable lighter and cash money amounting to one thousand pesos ( ₱1,000).
LtCol Gargar also lauded the troops for the successful operation of the apprehension of the said CTG members. “The apprehended personalities have hampered the development of Agusan del Norte for their terroristic activities. This accomplishment is the result of the joint efforts of the troops and intensified intelligence operations. With this, I am calling to the remaining members to surrender while there is ample time to do so, the government is waiting and we are always happy to assist your return to the fold of the law.”