NPA Commander arrested during ARMY-PNP operations in Bislig

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – A Commander of the Communist New Peoples’ Army Terrorists (CNTs) was arrested during the conduct of the Joint Law Enforcement Operations of the 75th Infantry Battalion and Bislig City Police Station last night April 14, 2019 at Purok 1, Sitio San Agustin, Brgy. San Roque, Bislig City.

Robert Tejero Calipay Alyas Satur/Arpak, 29, a resident of KM9, Sitio Emerald, Brgy. Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur and a Commander of Platoon 2, Weakened Guerrilla Front (WGF) 14, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) has Warrant of Arrest for Arson, Frustrated Murder, Attempted Homicide, Multiple Attempted Murder and Attempted Murder.

Recovered from his possession are 1 hand grenade, 1 bundle of detonating cord, 16 blasting caps, 3 cellphones with accessories, cash amounting to P48,000 pesos and personal belongings.

As of this time, Calipay is detained at the Bislig City Police Station for inquest proceedings after the conduct of medico legal at Bislig District Hospital.

Lt. Col. Jaime R Datuin, Commander 75th IB, called out “To the NPA terrorists who are still in the hinterlands, especially under the leadership of @Satur, stop your armed struggle, lay down your firearms and live happily with your family. Leave the futile revolution and surrender so that you will not end up in a room with iron bars just like what happened to your leader.”

BGen Andres C Centino, Commander 401st Infantry Brigade emphasized, “To the members of the WGF14 (Weakened Guerrilla Front14) NEMRC, this only manifests that the high-ranking leaders over @Satur/Arpak do not care about him at all. They will just use you in their own personal interest. They will abandon and leave you in times of need just like @Satur; thus, we implore that you might as well surrender into the hands of the government and rebuild your lives.”

Maj. Gen. Franco Nemesio M Gacal, Commander 4ID said, “This accomplishment is a result of the AFP-PNP intensified intelligence gathering and monitoring in order to apprehend target personalities. I commend the 75th IB, 401 Bde together with Bislig PNP, the arrest of @Satur will be a great loss for the CNTs. This is a warning for all the terrorists out there because if you break the law, you will pay for it in jail.” “Your other option is to avail of the Enhance Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) which offers a significant number of benefits and services from the different agencies of the government”, Gacal ended.