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Government Troops Capture Communist Terrorists in Sorsogon



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Cam. Sur--- Three (3) members of Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) were captured in a firefight that transpired in Purok 7, Barangay Cabiguan, Pilar, Sorsogon, Wednesday, April 10.


According to the report, the combined elements of 31st Infantry (Charge) Battalion and Sorsogon-PNP were conducting security operation when they encountered the undetermined number of CTG members in the house of a certain Emmanuel Malto.


The exchange of fire lasted for almost five (5) minutes forcing the terrorists to withdraw towards the mountainous part of said place. The apprehended persons were identified as Carlito R De Guzman alyas Mario Torres/ Ka Jim, 63, married from 333 CM Recto, Sta Cruz, Manila and temporarily residing at Mabini Street, Nasugbu, Batangas; Joan V Cuesta alyas Betina Dela Cruz/ Janette Pardines /Ka Tina, 40, married, and a resident of San Vicente, Sta Maria, Bulacan; and Hugo F Fuentes alyas Ka Hugo, 70, married, and a resident of Rizal Extension, Mandaluyong City.


The authorities also recovered the following items from the possession of the said personalities: three (3) pieces of fragmentation grenade; one (1) Cal .45 Pistol SN 419162 inserted with one (1) magazine loaded with six (6) live ammos, one (1) extra magazine loaded with six (6) ammos; one (1) Cal .38 revolver with SN 505591 loaded with five (5) ammos; one (1) Air Gun; four (4) pieces ammos for 9mm; and falsified documents such as TIN ID Card, PhilHealth ID Card, Driver's License and Senior Citizen Card.


The arrested CTG members were brought to Sorsogon-PPO for investigation and filing of appropriate charges. There were no reported casualties on the government side while follow up operations were immediately conducted to apprehend the CTG's cohorts.


Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Fernando T Trinidad AFP, Commander JTF Bicolandia, gave assurance that fair treatment will be accorded to the arrested personalities and their rights will be protected. On the other hand, the Commander gave warning that legal actions will be charged against civilians who continuously support and harbor the CTGs.


He further stressed that harboring CTG members will not only endanger their lives and properties but also the whole community where they reside. Maj. Gen. Trinidad also added that the relentless operations being conducted by the government forces will continue in order to weaken and dismantle the CTG that threatens the stability and orderliness of the Bicol Region.