An active member of Katipunan ng Gurong Makabayan (KAGUMA) who is wanted for the crime of attempted homicide was captured by police during a successful law enforcement operation conducted in Montilla Blvd., Brgy. Rajah Humabon, Butuan City around 4:30 PM today, March 17.
Citing reports of Police Brigadier General Romeo M. Caramat, Jr, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 13 to PNP Officer-in-Charge Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar, the suspect ROSANILLA B CONSAD alias Lai, 54 years old, a resident of Diamond St., B6, L22, Rosewood Plains Subd., Phase 2, Brgy. Villa Kananga, Butuan City, and the Assistant Principal of San Vicente National High School in Butuan City was arrested by Regional Intelligence Division 13, Regional Intelligence Unit 13, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) 10, and Butuan City Police Station 1 together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Operating troops arrested the suspect by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by 10th Judicial Region, Municipal Circuit Trial Court, Tubay-Santiago, Agusan del Norte for the crime of attempted homicide under Criminal Case Number 3197 dated March 15, 2021 with Php36,000.00 recommended bail bond.
Report from Caraga police disclosed that Consad was involved in the attack and shooting of Private First Corporal Junrel Cornelio and CAFGU Active Auxiliary Emiliano Sajol, Jr., both members of 29th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army during the conduct of combat patrol operation in Sitio Manhupaw, Brgy. Poblacion 2, Santiago, Agusan del Norte on November 21, 2020, Eleazar said.
Consad is the Head of the Regional Urban Committee (RUC), Regional White Area Committee (RWAC), Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) and listed as top 18 in the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) Priority Target of PNP Caraga.
It was further revealed by the PNP in Caraga that the arrested suspect is also a member of GABRIELA and one of those who joined in protest actions in Butuan City on September 20, 2019, during the 47th Martial Law Commemoration, and on May 1, 2019, during the Labor Day.
"We will continue to enforce the law and implement Warrants of Arrests. Wanted criminals must face the courts and answer the charges filed against them", Eleazar said.
"In collaboration with the AFP the PNP will continue to step up efforts against insurgency and terrorism in support of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict", Eleazar added.