CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte The 29th Infantry (Matatag) Battalion together with the 36th Infantry “Valor” Battalion, Scene of the PNP Crime Operative (SOCO), personnel from Santiago Police Station and Carmen Police Station, Surigao del Sur, partners from press and 4CMOB Production Team onboard Blackhawk helicopter traveled from Brgy Bancasi, Butuan City to the hinter areas of Sitio Baraboto, Brgy Curva, Santiago, Agusan del Norte on October 30, 2022 to conduct Joint-retrieval operations to recover the human remains of five (5) individuals who were mercilessly abducted and massacred by the members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) sometime in May 2021.

Based on blotter report and tips from reliable sources, corroborated with information from our former rebels, the troops were able to locate the grave site and successfully exhumated the cadaver of the five victims with the help the SOCO and PNP personnel. The cadavers were turned over to the SOCO for further investigation and proper disposition.

The wives of the victim were enraged and saddened and grieved when they saw the remains of their husbands unloaded from the Blackhawk helicopter upon their arrival in Bancasi Airport, Brgy Bancasi, Butuan City.

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