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Statement on the fatal shooting of four Philippine Army personnel:

At around 2 p.m. in the afternoon of June 29, 2020, a military intelligence team on board a sport utility vehicle composed of two officers and two enlisted personnel under the 11th Infantry Division were hot on the trail of Abu Sayyaf members, bomb makers, and suicide bombers in Sulu province. They were flagged down by personnel of Jolo Municipal Police Station who were manning a checkpoint in Jolo town proper. Even after properly identifying themselves, the police personnel approached and fired upon them for still unknown reasons.

The Commanding General, Philippine Army is enraged and demands that a full-blown investigation must be conducted on the death of four soldiers from the hands of PNP forces.

"The soldiers were on a mission to identify the location of known terrorists in the area. Based on eyewitness accounts, no altercation transpired between the two parties nor was there any provocation on the part of Army personnel to warrant such carnage. Furthermore, no agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency are involved and this is not an anti-drug operation. The Army grieves and condoles with the families of our fallen men. There will be no let up in our quest for truth and justice," said Lieutenant General Gilbert I. Gapay, Army Commanding General.

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Re: Statement on the fatal shooting of four Philippine Army personnel
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 12:42:08 PM »
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Army honors fallen soldiers from Sulu

FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila - Three of the four soldiers who were killed in Jolo, Sulu yesterday were given military arrival honors at Villamor Airbase, Pasay City today, June 30, 2020.

Maj. Marvin A. Indammog, 39, Cpt. Irwin B. Managuelod, 33, Sgt. Jaime M. Velasco, 38, and Cpl. Abdal Asula, 33, died when Jolo Municipal Police Station personnel fired upon the Army intelligence team despite identifying themselves as military personnel. The four were tailing terrorist suicide bombers in the said municipality when the shooting happened.

The remains of Indammog, Managuelod, and Velasco were received by Army Commanding General Gilbert I. Gapay, the families and comrades of the said soldiers. Asula’s burial rites will be held in Sulu.

“Today we honor and remember their sacrifices for the country. We mourn and condole with their bereaved families and we ensure that the necessary assistance will be given to them,” said Gapay.

“This tragedy imposed a great loss for our pursuit of peace in the Sulu region. The Philippine Army is strongly demanding for an impartial investigation to get to the bottom of this without any intention to create animosity between the Army and the PNP. However, we are professional organizations and we will not let this pass. The Army seeks that justice be served for our fallen heroes,” added Gapay

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Re: Statement on the fatal shooting of four Philippine Army personnel
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 03:30:28 AM »
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POLICE-MILITARY TEAMWORK

Work as a team, possible? Yes, if we have good officers who provide excellent leadership.

As a Battalion Commander of 33IB, I established a good template on how to work effectively with other armed services such as the PDEA and PNP.

In COIN operations, I spearheaded the planning, joint rehearsals, and in executing the mission.

In supporting law enforcement operations (SLEO), the PNP or PDEA took the lead role, and we provided them a robust security force to demonstrate that pintakasi would not work against a formidable government force.

My peace partners, the PNP units (SAF, MPS) were always part of my battalion's social activities and community engagements.We played together, trained together, laughed together, ate together, fought together, and celebrated our victories together. As they say, "Together, we stand. Divided, we fall."

Anyare ngayon?

Indeed, it is painful to see someone fall in the hands of our own brothers in the uniformed service! The senseless deaths of my Army brothers have demonstrated that some leaders have forgotten that we must work as a TEAM. As a result, the perpetrators of this crime have never realized that we are facing a common enemy in Sulu------the violent extremist groups!

Pasulong na

Now, can this be corrected? Yes, if leaders accept that there is a problem. We must engage our partners to build a TEAM! It also means accepting the fact that all members of the security forces must adhere to the rule of law-----no shortcuts, no utak pulbura, no abuses-----because a professional organization, the security forces, must establish credibility by respecting the law.

Dahil dyan, kailangang magmuni-muni na rin tayo kung ano ang gawing sukatan sa tagumpay sa mga misyon: Paramihan ba ng patay? O, paramihan nang napatahimik at napaunlad na mga barangay?

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Re: Statement on the fatal shooting of four Philippine Army personnel
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 11:21:37 AM »
Arevalo says soldiers did not escape police, no exchange of gunfire between security forces
Published June 30, 2020 10:49am
By ANNA FELICIA BAJO, GMA News

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/744767/arevalo-says-soldiers-did-not-escape-police-no-exchange-of-gunfire-between-security-forces/story/

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo on Tuesday said there was no exchange of gunfire that transpired between police officers and soldiers in Jolo, Sulu.

In a television interview, Arevalo narrated what happened on Monday afternoon at Sitio Marina that led to the killing of four military troops. His narration was based on the information provided by Joint Task Force Sulu chief Major General Corleto Vinluan.

The AFP spokesman pointed out that based on photos, it could be seen that no firefight had taken place as some of the soldiers, who were in civilian clothes, were still positioned near their vehicle.

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Re: Statement on the fatal shooting of four Philippine Army personnel
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2020, 03:08:36 PM »
Duterte to meet PNP, AFP commanders in Mindanao
By: Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQINQUIRER.net / 01:45 PM July 02, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Mindanao to meet with military and police commanders following the so-called misencounter between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Jolo, Sulu that left four soldiers dead.

According to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Duterte’s visit will happen “very soon” but he did not disclose further details due to security reasons.

“The President is going to the South to talk to our PNP and AFP commanders (there), sabi ko nga kung may time pa siya kausapin niya yung mga suspect (I even told him to visit the suspects if he has time),” Año said in a televised Palace press briefing.

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Re: Statement on the fatal shooting of four Philippine Army personnel
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2020, 03:11:29 PM »
Jolo police chief ‘administratively relieved’ over death of 4 Army intel men
By: Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQINQUIRER.net / 05:38 PM July 01, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The chief of Jolo Municipal police in Sulu was relieved from his post after four military intelligence personnel were shot dead on June 29, Monday, the regional director of Bangsamoro Administrative Region police said Wednesday.

“Totoo ‘yun. Administratively relieved siya pending results of investigation,” Brig. Gen. Manuel Abu, chief of Police Regional Office in Bangsamoro Administrative Region said in a phone interview when asked about the relief of Jolo police chief Lt. Col. Walter Annayo.

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