88IB captures high ranking CNTs in Bukidnon

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila - The 88th Infantry Battalion (88IB) of the 4th Infantry Division captured two ranking officials of 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.
    Troops seized one AR-15 rifle with two magazines and one Glock 17 pistol with one magazine from the suspects. Said personalities have standing warrants of arrest for committing multiple criminal acts such as destructive arson, murder, frustrated murder, attempted multiple murder, and violation of the Anti-Terror Law of 2020.
    The Commanding General Philippine Army (CGPA), Lt Gen Andres C Centino, lauded the operational success of 88IB.
    "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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