Another suspect linked to the death of two Army soldiers andthe injuries of six others, in an encounter, was arrested yesterday by the police and the military in Sitio Candi-is, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.
The arrested suspect was identified by authorities as Jasper Aguyong, alleged to be a member of the local party branch of the Central Negros Front Yunit Militia in Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City.
The apprehension of Aguyong brought to seven the number of suspected NPA rebels accounted for by the police and the military in two days of serving arrest warrants in the area.
1Lt. Maria AlleinVeluz, Civil Military Operations officer of the 62nd Infantry Battalion, said yesterday that the seven suspects were involved in an encounter with Army soldiers in May in Brgy. Tan-awan, Kabankalan City.
Veluz added that the seven arrested suspects have pending warrants for two counts of murder and six counts of frustrated murder, issued by Kabankalan Regional Trial Court Judge Rodney Magbanua.
Other respondents in murder and frustrated murder complaints are Rodrigo Medez, alias Salvo, Jimmy Teves, Jodito Montecino, Jeppy Romano, Eliseo Andres and Jack Sabanal, who were apprehended simultaneously on Wednesday in Sitios Bito, Balatugan and Dawhan, all in Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, by troopers of the 2nd Negros Occidental Provincial Mobile Force Company and 62nd Infantry Battalion.
The seven arrested suspects are now in jail.*
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