July 22, 2022

RIZAL, Occidental Mindoro- A Joint Intelligence Operation composed of personnel from 10th Special Action Battalion (10SAB), PNP SAF, 1st PMFC, Occidental Mindoro, and Provincial Intelligence Unit, Occidental Mindoro successfully facilitated the surrender of Communist Terrorist Group members namely Norly Casuncad Salazar a.k.a Balong, 24 years old and Erelyn Dela Cruz Casuncad a.k.a Bunso, 46 years old, in Sitio Amaling 1, Brgy. Manoot, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro.

They are both regular members of “PLTN SERNA,” Kilosang Larangang Guerilla Mark Anthony Velasco, Sub-Regional Military Area 4D, Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee operating within the Island of Mindoro. The two CTG members turned over an improvised shotgun with three rounds of ammunition, an IED, and subversive documents. 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company Occidental Mindoro took custody of the surrenderers and the items surrendered for proper disposition. They will be assisted in the processing and enrollment in the Enhanced Comprehensive and Local Integration Program.

PMAJ JINKIE B TUGUIC, Acting Battalion Commander, 10SAB commended the efforts of the 102nd Special Action Company as well as the involved PNP and AFP counterparts for the successful coordination and collaboration.

PMGEN PATRICK T VILLACORTE, Director, SAF said, “We are appealing to the remaining members of the Communist Terrorist Group to return to the folds of the law and the government to live in peace with their families in a safer community where they can recover and be facilitated by the government programs and services.”