3 ‘enemies of the state’ captured

July 18, 2019

THREE elusive “enemies of the state,” one of them a most wanted New People’s Army member and two members of the ISIS-inspired Abu Sayyaf Group, were captured by agents of the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group (PNP-IG) in separate manhunt operations.

PNP-IG director Brig. Gen. Edgar Monsalve identified the arrested suspects as wanted Abu Sayyaf members Gappal Saripada alias “Badigoy/Gong” and Amil Hamja Hamsain, and Cheryl Mama Tolino alias “Ka Che,” an NPA organizer in Central Mindanao.

Saripada was arrested in Sitio Looc Sural, Bgy. Looc Labuan in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Hamsain was caught in Bgy. Kasanyangan in Zamboanga City whileTolino was caught in a PNP-IG-led operation in Sitio Blanga, Bgy. Nalidlidan, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat. Alfred Dalizon and John Christopher Balangatan