A suspected member of the New People’s Army, who has a pending arrest warrant for frustrated murder, was apprehended Wednesday by the police and Army soldiers in Sitio Pisok, Brgy, Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.
PLt. Col. Ervin Glenn Provido, Himamaylan City police chief, yesterday said that the apprehended suspect he identified as Joel Casusa, who was turned over to them by the Philippine Army Wednesday night, was endorsed to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
The Himamaylan Regional Trial Court Branch 55 has recommended P200,000 bail for Casusa, Provido said.
Lt. Col. Egberto Dacoscos, 62nd Infantry Battalion commander, reported that Casusa, alias Aming, is a member of Squad 1 of the Sentro De Grabidad Platoon of the Central Negros Front 2.
Dacoscos added that Casusa was involved in an encounter with his troops on April 7, 2017 in Sitio Cunalom, Brgy. Carabalan in Himamaylan City.
The arrest of Casusa was made, while the combined government troops composed of 62IB and the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, were visiting the area, and were informed by residents of his presence in the place.
Dacoscos expressed his appreciation for the timely information relayed to them by Buenavista barangay residents, that led to the arrest of Casusa.*
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