April 4, 2022

Santiago, Agusan del Norte – On March 31, 2022 at about 2:30 AM, 17 personnel of 12th Special Action Company (SAC), 1st Special Action Battalion (SAB) led by PCPT JASON D ELEDIA, Company Commander, 12SAC together with the operating units of Regional Special Operation Unit 10 (RSOU10) led by PCPT JAYPEE JAY D FOS as lead unit and 1005th Regional Mobile Force Battalion 10 (RMFB10) led by PCPT LARSAM H RADJILUL, conducted the implementation of multiple Search Warrants (SW) with SW No. 21-568 for violation of R.A. 10591 otherwise known as the “Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunitions Act” issued by Presiding Judge Hon. Alberto B Quinto of Kapatagan Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 21, Lanao del Norte, dated March 28, 2022 in the premises of Mr. Cabantog Managsa Alompo‚Äôs residence and SW No. 21-573 for violation of R.A. 10591 issued by Presiding Judge Hon. Alberto B Quinto of Kapatagan RTC, Branch 21, Lanao del Norte dated March 29, 2022 at the residence of Mr. Madrigal Managsa Alompo.

Cabantog Managsa Alompo is the known leader of the Cabantog Alompo Group, a newly identified Gun for Hire Group operating in Lanao Del Norte and nearby provinces. They are responsible for election-related violent incidents recorded in the province in the past elections.

            From 12:05 AM to 11:00 AM, after securing the target houses and personalities, 12SAC, RSOU10 and 1005th RMFB10 together with the invited local officials as witnesses and personnel from Tangcal Municipal Police Station (MPS) successfully implemented the aforesaid search warrants.

            The operation was based on the information gathered that the group is offering their services as Gun for Hire in relation to the upcoming  2022 National and Local Elections.

            Arrested persons and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to RSOU10 Iligan/Lanao Office for documentation, proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges.

            The neutralization of the two identified Gun for Hire Group members is a win in sustaining peace and order in the Provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.