88IB captures high ranking CNTs in Bukidnon

The 4th Infantry Division’s 88th Infantry Battalion (88IB) seized two high-ranking CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) in San Fernando, Bukidnon on October 25, 2021.

Lt. Col. Christian Vingno, Commanding Officer of 88IB, identified the CNTs as Ramil Banawan, 35 years old, Secretary of Guerilla Front (GF) Malayag, Sub-Regional Command 2 (SRC2) of North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC); and Marcelito Bandingan, 18 years old, Team Leader of Squad Uno, Platoon Uno, GF Malayag, SRC2, NCMRC.

The suspects were found with an AR-15 rifle and two magazines, as well as a Glock 17 pistol and one magazine. The individuals in question are wanted for a variety of crimes, including destructive arson, murder, frustrated murder, attempted multiple murder, and violating the Anti-Terror Law of 2020.

Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino, the Commanding General of the Philippine Army (CGPA), praised 88IB’s operational success.

“I commend the troops of 88th Infantry Battalion for their decisive action in capturing the leadership of GF Malayag that would lead to its eventual dismantling. Continue to do your job well to ensure that peace and security thrive in your area of operation,” underscored CGPA.

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