Press Release – June 10, 2020 Report on Exhumation of Skeletal Remains of Persons Allegedly Killed by the Communist Terrorist Group
On June 9, 2020 at about 1:30PM personnel of Sison MPS led by PCPT GIOVANNI MANLA TINDOY, personnel of 30IB led by MAJ JASPER GACAYAN, EX-O 30IB, PA, SDN SOCO led by PMAJ HAIDE C SEDORO, personnel of SDN PIB led by PCPT JOVIERICK S DECAPIA, 1st Coy PMFC personnel, personnel of LGU led by HON. Karissa R. Fetalvero-Paronia, Municipal Mayor, FR. Leonard Antolin- Parish Priest and different media personalities of Surigao del Norte together with the wives of the victims proceeded to Sitio Lomoksoan, Tagbayani, Sison, SDN to conduct exhumation of skeletal remains of ERMIL CUAJOTOR MADRONA, 35 years old, married, CAA member assigned in Brgy Mayag Patrol Base of Municipality of Sison, and BERTOLDO RANGAS, 40 years old, married, Former Brgy. Councilor of Gacepan, Sison, Surigao del Norte. Said victims were abducted last April 4, 2019 by the Communist Terrorist Group (CGT’s) led by Pablo Logatiman “AKA Lucas”.
That on same date at about 2:26PM said joint retrieval team arrived at the area where the skeletal remains of the aforementioned victims were buried.
About 2:40PM of same date, the retrieval team started digging and gradually found the different parts of human skeletal remains, their clothes and personal belongings. Thereat, the identities of the remains were positively identified by their wives based on the retrieved clothes and personal belongings.
About 3:25PM of same date, Fr. Leonard Antolin, Parish Priest of Sts. Peter and Paul conducted ceremonial prayer for the victims’ remains.
About 3:50PM of same date, retrieval team departed the crime scene and arrived at Brgy. Ima, Sison, Surigao del Norte around 4:45PM for the debriefing.
The team brought the skeletal remains and arrived at Sison MPS at about 5:50PM of same date.
Appropriate cases against the suspects who abducted and murdered the victims are now being prepared for filing in court.
Press Release – June 10, 2020 Report on Campaign against Illegal Logging
On June 10, 2020 at around 4:30AM, a concerned citizen informed General Luna MPS that alleged illegal transport of cut lumber were onboard a green Isuzu Elf truck, heading towards General Luna, Surigao del Norte. Immediately upon receipt of the report, personnel of General Luna MPS led by PCPT WISE VICENTE B. PANUELOS, COP, initiated checkpoint in Barangay Consuelo, General Luna, Surigao del Norte for possible apprehension of the suspects.
Personnel of General Luna MPS held color green Izusu Elf with plate number KBR-797 loaded with sawn lumber in different sizes known as “Mahogany” specie with estimated volume of more or less One Thousand Three Hundred board feet and has estimated market value of Fifty Eight Thousand Five Hundred pesos (Php 58,500.00) at National road in Barangay Consuelo, General Luna, Surigao del Norte. Suspects onboard with the above mentioned vehicle and identified later as JORGE GONZALES OBLIGADO, 45 years old, married, farmer, REYSAN DELA ROSA VARGAS, 33 years old, married, farmer, CESAR CORDITA PORPAYAS, 22 years old, married, farmer, OLIMPIO RAVELO LISCANO, 46 years old, single, a farmer and CHARITO CORDITA PORPAYAS, 36 years old, married, a farmer all residents of Barangay Tuburan, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte. Suspects duly informed their Constitutional Rights under Miranda Doctrine and Anti-Torture Law in language known and understood by them and brought to General Luna MPS proper disposition.
The suspects, confiscated lumber and the vehicle are now in the custody of General Luna MPS are subject to be turned over to DENR Dapa, Field Office for proper disposition.