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Press Statement of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas on the capture of Said Giad alias "MAESTRO"

July 31, 2014

I commend the police operatives of Sultan Kudarat for capturing a member of the dreaded Al-Khobar Group, which is responsible for a series of kidnappings.

Ang pagkakahuli kay Said Giad alyas Maestro na isang kilabot na myembro ng grupong Al-Khobar ay isa na namang tagumpay sa ating kampanya laban sa kriminalidad.

Ito ay patunay na ang administrasyon ni Pangulong Aquino ay determinado sa pagsisikap nito na mahuli at mapanagot sa batas ang mga salot na naghahasik ng kaguluhan sa ating lipunan.

At dawn today, Said Giad alias Maestro was nabbed in Barangay Sampao, Municipality of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. ?He had been under surveillance by the PNP Provincial Police, the Isulan Municipal...

Roxas cites Two Cops wounded in NPA raid

July 30, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday personally pinned the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting to two police officers who were wounded while defending the municipal police station of Alegria in Surigao del Norte from a New People’s Army (NPA) attack last July 10.

Roxas handed the awards in a ceremony held at the Kitcharao Elementary School in Agusan del Norte, which served as government command center for the release of four other policemen held captive by the NPA after the Alegria raid.

The DILG chief was accompanied by Director General Alan Purisima, Philippine National Police Chief Director, when he pinned the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting to PO2 Romero B....

Roxas Secures Freedom of 4 Cops from NPA

July 30, 2014

After 19 days in captivity, four police officers under the custody of the New People's Army were freed by their captors and turned over to government upon the intercession of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.

The DILG Secretary flew to Agusan del Norte with Presidential Peace Adviser Ging Deles and PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima to ensure the safe release of PO3 Vic Calubag Concon, PO1 Rey O’niel Morales, PO1 Joen B. Zabala and PO1 Edito F. Roquino.

The four police officers were held captive by the NPA after a rebel raid on the Alegria municipal police station in Surigao del Norte last July 10. Two NPA rebels were killed during the raid, while two other...

Sec. Mar Roxas signed Statement

July 28, 2014

STATEMENT July 27, 20I4

This is to inform the public that the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police have declared a temporary ceasefire with the National Democratic Front effective I2 noon of July 27 to I2 noon of August I, 20I4, covering the towns of Placer, Bacuag, Tubod, Gigaquit, Alegria and Claver, all in Surigao del Norte; and the towns of Kitcharao, Jabonga and Santiago, all in Agusan del Norte.

The temporary ceasefire was declared to pave the way for the safe release of four police officers -- P03 Vic Calubag Cancan, POI Rey O'niel Morales, POI Joen B. Zabala and POI Edita F. Roquino-- who were taken into custody by the New People's Army after a...

NPA to turn over four Cops to Roxas

July 28, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas will fly to Mindanao tomorrow (July 29) to ensure the safe release of four police officers held captive by the New People’s Army (NPA) after a rebel raid on the Alegria municipal police station in Surigao del Norte last July 10.

“Kung kinakailangang pumasok sa kampo ng NPA, gagawin natin para masiguro lang na makukuha nating ligtas ang mga pulis na hawak nila ngayon,” Roxas said.

The DILG chief, however, refused to give details of the release, saying the specific location and mechanics were still being worked out by negotiators from the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF).

“Inaayos na lamang ang...

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