December 13, 2021
The counter-intersurgency operation launched by the joint elements of 10th Special action Battalion (10SAB), PNP-SAF; RIU-4B; 403rd RMFB; RID MIMAROPA; PIRU OrMin PPO; NICA MIMAROPA; 23 MICO; 4IB; MIG 4; 203rd Brigade, Philippine Army; and Bulalacao MPS resulted to the arrest of CTG personality ROMULO FAROL FERNANDEZ JR a.k.a Ka Edmar Fernandez/Tsino/Lumen in Brgy. Balatasan, Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro on December 9, 2021. The operation is by virtue of Warrant of Arrests with CC No. P-7531 (Serious Illegal Detention); CC No. P-6871 (Multiple Murder, Frustrated Murder, and Robbery); and CC No. P-6818 (Multiple Murder).
Ka Tsino/Lumen is included in the Wanted CTG personalities responsible for the series of ambush and abduction in Oriental Mindoro from 1989 to 2008 with a reward of Php 600,000.00 covered by DILG-DND Joint Orders on Reward.
His arrest is considered a big blow against the terrorist group and a significant accomplishment in the relentless effort of the government against insurgency and terrorism.
The arrested person was brought to Bulalacao MPS for initial documentation and was transported immediately to Headquarters, Regional Intelligence Unit 4B, Brgy Suqui, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro for final processing and return of Warrant of Arrest to the court of origin.