September 2, 2022

CATARMAN, Northern Samar- PNP SAF personnel served as the main effort in service of a warrant of arrest against RAMIL TANEO Y SURIO for the crime of Murder and Frustrated Murder, in coordination with Regional Intelligence Division 8 (RID8), Catarman Municipal Police Station and 43rd Infantry Battalion (43IB), Philippine Army at Brgy Cervantes, Catarman, Northern Samar.

After confirmation of the suspect’s whereabouts by coordinated Intelligence efforts of 125th Special Action Company, RID8, 43IB, and Catarman MPS with the help of the residents, coordinated operating troops of said units immediately planned and served the warrant of arrest of the said suspect. However, during the manhunt operation, the suspect, instead of submitting himself to authorities, fired at the operatives prompting them to retaliate. As a result, the subject wanted person incurred a gunshot wound and was given immediate first aid by the operating troops and brought to the nearest hospital for proper medical attention. However, the subject was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. The subject is ranked 1 Most Wanted Provincial Level in Northern Samar as of April 2022 with a monetary reward of PhP135,000.00.  PBGEN EDGAR ALAN O OKUBO, Acting Director, SAF commended the troops’ accomplishments and sacrifices in the Eastern Visayas Region.