CNT commander, 5 others yield to 4ID in Bukidnon

    Joint elements from the Army's 30th Infantry Battalion and Bayugan Police Regional-13 apprehended a New People’s Army (NPA) top leader in an operation on November 14, 2021, at Brgy. Bedcor, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur.
    Government troops apprehended Gelan Ybanez alias Weng by virtue of an arrest warrant for attempted murder issued by the court. He is the commander of the Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda Platoon 16B, Guerilla Front 16, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee operating in Surigao del Norte.
    The arresting officers seized a Caliber .45 pistol and a grenade from the suspect. According to Lt. Col. Ryan Charles G. Callanta, Commanding Officer of 30IB, Ybanes was behind the atrocities of CTGs in Surigao del Norte. This includes killing innocent civilians and the burning of heavy equipment, robbery at Buswan Fishpond, and threatening the residents who refused to support their cause.
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