Tago, Surigao del Sur – Three (3) innocent civilian who have been kidnapped by the Communist NPA Terrorist last May 30, 2019 at the boundary of Tandag-Lanuza Surigao del Sur was freed today, June 3 2019 at 8 o’clock in the morning.

Hon. Danilo Duaso, the Brgy Chairperson of Brgy Mampi reported to the authorities that the following kidnapped victims namely; Wendil Delicuna, Jeffrey Delicuna and Angelo Duazo were released at Vic Mahawan, So Banahao, Brgy Maitom, Tandag City, while Ryard
Badiang is still held captive by the Communist NPA Terrorist.

Due to the relentless combat and pursuit operation of this unit in an attempt to rescue the four (4) kidnapped victims, the Communist NPA Terrorist (CNTs) was forced to release the said kidnapped victims because it hinders their mobility. On the other hand, they still held one
civilian as captive to be used as human shield against pursuing government troops.

In his statement, Ltc Xerxes A Trinidad INF (GSC) PA said “The CNTs are clearly trying to recover Sitio Ibuan by threatening the community thru kidnapping. Further, they have poisoned the minds of the innocent civilians for them to stop their support to the government particularly in the operationalization of CAA patrol base in their community. Moreover, our units in the area are continuously conducting pursuit operations to rescue the remaining civilian who is still being held and used as human shield by the CNTs.”

“To the CNTs, release the remaining civilian. It is not too late, lay down your arms and return to the folds of the law. Embraced the government in achieving genuine peace and avail the Enhance Comprehensive and Local Integration Program E-CLIP and surrender to the government.” LTC Trinidad added.

The freed kidnapped victims will be scheduled for medical check-up and debriefing prior returning to their families.