PIA News Service - Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

4ID bids to find the alleged missing farmers in Surigao

CAMP EVANGELISTA Cagayan de Oro City - 4th Infantry Division is willing to extend assistance to investigate the alleged missing farmers in Barangay Mahaba, Surigao del Sur.

Major Noli P Kanashiro, Spokesperson of 4ID, PA said that the Army will work and cooperate with their respective families in the search of Agustino Ladera and Renato Deliguer both farmers of Marihatag.

“If we find those two farmers, we will immediately bring them back to their homes”, said Lt. Col Rene Canete, Commanding Officer of the 36th Infantry Battalion, PA.

Meanwhile, related incident occurred when the elements of 36IB and Philippine National Police (PNP) of Tandag apprehended Julie Cuares and Arnel Laurente who revealed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) during the conduct of combined operation at Barangay Mabua, Tandag, Surigao del Sur last 10 September 2010.

“Cuares and Laurente were apprehended because of their suspicious movement in the area” said Lt. Col Canete.

The said rebels were brought to Tandag Police station for questioning and later released because of no pending warrant of arrest. 

According to Cuares and Laurente they choose to stay at the headquarters of 36IB rather than going back to their respective homes because they are afraid to be repressed by their former comrades. 

Major Kanashiro downplaying the serious allegation of the two missing persons (Ladera and Deliguer) adding that it was deliberately planned by the local terrorist to exploit the issue and be used as the highlight during the farmer’s day celebration on 04 October 2010 at the capitol ground of Surigao del Sur to entice support from the farmers. 

Despite of that the 4ID leadership is open for investigation and reassure cooperation since the alleged incident occurred within the area of responsibility. (4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, Philippine Army/PIA-Caraga)


POLICE REPORTS
By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Report on burning incident 

One Hauler truck of SUDECOR while traversing on its way back to the cutting area of Brgy Hinapuyan, Carmen, Surigao del Sur on October 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm was flagged down by undetermined number of CTs. The driver of said truck was directed to disembark and thereafter, CTs started to torch the hauler truck. 

CTs fled to unknown direction after the incident. Elements of 36th IB Phil Army now conducting hot pursuit operation while PNP personnel of Carmen Municipal Police Station are now conducting thorough investigation of the case. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) 

Report on arrested wanted person 

One Alfoncita Cuminas Alvarez, 56 years old, married and resident of Brgy. 1, Poblacion Dapa, Surigao del Norte was arrested by PNP elements of Dapa Municipal Police Station led by PO1 Mark Barry M Canonoy by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Josephus Joannes H Asis of Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 40, Quezon City, dated September 6, 2010 for estafa, docketed under CC number 9565.

Apprehension took place at Siargao Island Institute of Technology, Dapa, Surigao del Norte on October 5, 2010 at 3:45 pm. Subject person is now detained at Dapa Police Station for proper disposition. 

One Gregorio Caneda, legal age, married, DepEd employee and resident of Brgy. Taft, Surigao City was arrested by PNP elements of Surigao City Police Station by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Evangeline S Yuipco, for falsification of public documents docketed under CC number 8954.

Apprehension took place at DepEd Provincial Division Office, Surigao del Norte on October 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm. Subject person was released after putting up bailbond amounting to Php 30,000.00.
(PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) 

Report on illegal gambling 

PNP personnel from Agusan del Sur Provincial Public Safety Company led by PCINSP ROMEO L RAMOS confiscated one unit Video Karera machine at Purok-4, Brgy Poblacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur on October 6, 2010 at 7:30 am.

Said machine was brought to Agusan del Sur Provincial Public Safety Company Headquarters for proper disposition. 

One Jonnie Cabilo y Bilandres, 30 years old, married and resident of Purok-1, Brgy Comagascas, Cabadbaran City was apprehended by PNP elements of Cabadbaran City Police Station led by SPO4 Arturo Yonson.

Suspect was actually caught engaged in illegal gambling. Confiscated from his possession were one tally sheet with combination numbers and bet money amounting to Php 80.00.

Apprehension took place at Purok-1, Brgy. Comagascas, Cabadbaran City on October 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Subject person now detained at Cabadbaran City police Station for proper disposition. 

One Leo Bayana y Cetino, 30 years old, married and resident of Purok-8, Brgy Ong-Yiu, Butuan City was caught in the act engaged in illegal gambling known as swertres by PNP personnel of Butuan City Police Station 2 led by SPO2 Juvy Balanon.

Confiscated from his possession were one (1) pad stub, one (1) pc ball pen, one (1) pc swertres tip and bet money amounting to Php 69.00. Apprehension took place at Langihan Premium Bus Terminal, Butuan City on October 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm. Subject person now detained at Butuan City Police Station 2 for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)