Sunday, May 28, 2023

CPP Southern Mindanao Committee key officials arrested in Malaysia

Ang alleged key official of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was arrested and deported from Malaysia

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Eric Jun Baring Casilao and his wife May were arrested by the Malaysian Police at the Langkawi immigration check-in counter on April 1, 2023, while en route to Thailand via a ferry boat using fake travel documents.

They were detained for violating Malaysian Immigration laws before being deported back to the Philippines on April 17.

The PNP said the Casilaos fled to Malaysia to elude arrest here in the Philippines.

The couple has standing arrest warrants over murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges.

Eric has a P5.4 million reward bounty on his head. He was put on the Malaysian Red Notice List through the request of the PNP for falsification of his passport by assuming a fake identity.

Casilao is allegedly the secretary of the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee and a member of the CPP Central Committee. He is a brother of former Anakpawis Party-list Representative Ariel Casilao.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said he is β€œconsidered the most wanted Communist Terrorist Group leader in Southeastern Mindanao, notorious for staging numerous atrocities in the Davao Region and other neighboring regions under the SMRC.” (SunStar Philippines)

796 ka mga pasyente naatiman sa medical and surgical mission sa Maramag

Niabot sa kinatibuk-ang 796 ka mga pasyente ang nahatagan og pagtagad ug kasulbaran sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga balatian, atol sa gihimong duha ka adlaw nga medical and surgical mission nga gipangunahan sa Senate Spouses Foundation, Inc., ubos sa ilang presidente Audrey Tan Zubiri, Marso 15-16, 2023, sa Bukidnon Provincial Hospital–Maramag, Purok 2, Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon

Sulod sa duha ka adlaw, adunay 60 ka mga pasyente sa surgical, 356 sa medical, 163 sa pediatric, 52 sa OB, og 165 ka mga senior citizens og PWDs nga mga pasyente ang kinatibuk-ang natambalan.

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Ang mga surgical volunteers nihimo sa major and minor operations sama sa pagtanggal sa cyst, thyroidectomy, mastectomy, hysterectomy, tonsillectomy, incision and drainage, og ang hemorrhoidectomy.

Ang tanang serbisyo gikan sa screening ngadto na sa operasyon libre og walay bayad lakip na ang medikasyon og bitamina nga gihatag sa mga pasyente.

Ang maong proyekto gitimbayayongan sa World Surgical Foundation Philippines, Provincial Government of Bukidnon pinaage sa Bukidnon Provincial Hospital-Maramag, kauban ang mga volunteers gikan sa Bukidnon Medical Society, Philippine National Police, og ang Armed Forces of the Philippines. (PR)

CHR calls on authorities to look into alleged abduction of NDFP consultant in Bukidnon

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called on authorities to take action on the alleged abduction of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Ariel Badiang in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon on February 6

In a statement, the CHR said Badiang, 64 years old, was allegedly taken by soldiers.

β€œAs we conduct a parallel independent probe, CHR calls for urgent action from the local police and other concerned agencies to uncover the full truth on this latest report of the alleged abduction of another NDFP consultant,” said the commission.

According to the CHR, its Region 10 office had deployed a Quick Response Operation to look into the matter.

Meanwhile, Police Region Office 10 public information office spokesperson Police Major Joann Navarro told GMA News Online there were no abductions reported on the said date.

β€œBased po sa record natin, walang nakatala na any information o report na merong nag-abduct o kidnapping na nangyari,” she said.

Navarro added that PRO10 asked the Bukidnon Police, 52nd Engineer Brigade, and 1st Special Forces Battalion if they received such information. They also denied receiving reports about the incident.

Navarro encouraged the family of Badiang to report the incident to the police so that authorities can take action and launch an investigation.

Asked for comment, Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Colonel Medel Aguilar said the AFP promoted and protected human rights.

β€œThe AFP respects human rights. It is part of our constitutional mandate. All we do at the AFP is in adherence to the promotion and protection of human rights which is translated into education, training, and policies,” he told GMA News Online.

β€œTo strengthen its implementation, the AFP has established the AFP Human Rights Office, now the AFP Center for Law of Armed Conflict (AFP CLOAC),” he added. (GMA News)

AFP sees more rebel surrenderers in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has expressed confidence that more communist rebels will give up arms and surrender in Northern Mindanao in the coming weeks.

In a statement Thursday, Lt. Gen. Greg Almerol, Eastmincom commander, said the death of Jose Maria Sison, co-founder of Communist Party of the Philippines, has affected the morale of its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA).

“With this situation, we expect more of their comrades to surface and lay down their arms,” Almerol said.

Almerol also called on remaining NPA combatants “to surrender without hesitation as the freedom and benefits of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) are waiting upon their return.”

Almerol’s statement came after the surrender of eight NPA leaders on Jan. 3 in Lantapan and Pangantucan towns, Bukidnon.

The following day, the surrenderers led the government troops to the location of three arms caches in Barangay Tikalaan and Barangay Miarayon in Talakag, Bukidnon, resulting in the recovery of several firearms and medical supplies.

Meanwhile, the Misamis Oriental Police Provincial Office presented five former rebels who surrendered early this week.

“It was a good decision I surrendered, because I want my children to continue going to school,” a former rebel was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the police. (Nef Luczon/PNA)