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Robbery group boss, 5 members killed in police encounter in Cagayan

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Courtesy: PRO 2

CAGAYAN VALLEY, Philippines — Seven members of the notorious Gener Dunag robbery group engaged in a gun fight with members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 2 on Tuesday (November 20) along the National highway in Barangay Bangag, Lallo, Cagayan.

Six members of the group were killed including the leader Gener Dunag while one of his members was arrested.

According to police report, the group committed robbery along Barangay Bicud against passing traders from Lasam, Cagayan prior to the encounter.

One of the passersby reported the robbery incident to Allacapan Police Station.

The responding team found the victims Ronnie Garcia, Agustin Inay and Ambot Rabago who told the police that the suspects were armed.

According to report, the suspects were sighted along Maharlika Highway following the robbery incident moving towards Barangay Magapit.

They were intercepted at the checkpoint of 203rd Coy RMFB in Barangay Bangag. However, instead of stopping, the suspects open fired at authorities manning the checkpoint.

The police were prompted to retaliate and the gun fight resulted in the death of the six suspects.

One of the suspects managed to escape but later on arrested at Magapit Bridge.

The crime scene was processed by members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) where the robbed money was recovered amounting to P296,000 in cash, some pieces of jewelry and cellphone units.

Firearms recovered include a KJ9 gun; three .45 calibre pistols and a .9mm pistol all loaded with live ammunition.

The six cadavers were brought to EM Funeral Homes in Lallo, Cagayan.

The arrested suspect, meanwhile, was brought to the police station for proper disposition. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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PNP returns to normal operations as election period ends

by Maris Federez   |   Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Philippine National Police has lowered its alert status as the election period comes to an end.

PNP spokesperson PCol. Bernard Banac said only a few areas that have reports of the presence of threat groups such as the Abu Sayyaf, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, and communist groups, are still on full alert.

These include Police Regional Office 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Banac, however, stressed that these areas are not under security threat.

“Wala namang security threat sa naturang mga lugar, nakafull alert pa din ang mga lugar na yun dahil martial law,” Banac said.

Banac added the past election period has been generally peaceful and validated election-related incidents had been low as compared with the 2016 Presidential Elections. (with reports from Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

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PNP records 6,000 violators as election gun ban ends tomorrow

by Maris Federez   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Seized firearms from violators

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban will come to a close as the election period ends tomorrow, (June 12).

This gives way for gun owners to carry firearms outside of their homes as long as they have the permit to do so.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded more than six thousand violators of the gun ban since it was launched on January 13.

More than five thousand guns and close to fifty thousand deadly weapons were confiscated by the authorities.

PNP spokesperson PCol Bernard Banac said, “lahat ng mga ito ay nakalaboso at sinampahan ng kaukulang kaso. Doon naman sa mga pulis na lumabag ay meron po silang kinakaharap ngayon na kasong administratibo dahil sa paglabag sa ating mg alituntunin at patakaran [all of them were detained and were filed cases against. The police officers who violated (the gun ban), are now facing administrative cases for violating our rules and regulations].” (with details from Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

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6 Abu Sayyaf members nabbed in separate NBI operations

by Maris Federez   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) presented to the media on Tuesday (June 11) six alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who were arrested in separate operations last month.

The NBI said that the six were arrested in Taguig City, Balanga City in Bataan, and Zamboanga City on May 16 and 20.

NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin said, “the six arrested were involved in various terrorist activities, ranging from ambush, kidnap for ransom, bombing in Southern Philippines, and recruitment of other members.”

He added that the arrest stemmed from the intelligence reports that they gathered and have led them to the whereabouts of Azmier Maalum in Taguig City.

The joint operations of the NBI, the Philippine Navy (PN) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) had led to the arrest of Maalum, along with Amar Assan, Musa Tahil Sampang, Jamil Ibrahim, Yong Aming, and Majuk Tahil Amil.

Maalum has several warrants of arrest for eight counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention of Golden Harvest plantation workers in Basilan in 2001, while Sampang was involved in several bombing incidents also in Basilan.

The NBI said the six had been recruiting members in Metro Manila. (with reports from April Cenedoza) /mbmf

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