Military condemns burning of teacher’s cottage in Agusan PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 November 2015 11:35

The AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command under Lt. Gen. Aurelio B. Baladad strongly condemns the burning of teacher’s cottage of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Development (ALCADEV) in Brgy. Padiay, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur.    Reports reaching this headquarters revealed that the burning occurred at 2:00 a.m., November 12, 2015 perpetrated by still unidentified armed group wearing Army uniforms. The local PNP is currently conducting its investigation.

Initial investigation revealed that the perpetrators disguised as soldiers of the army’s  23rd Infantry Battalion (23rd IB).

23rd IB Commander Lt. Col. Lynart Castisimo said that he has received reports that there were groups who procured Army uniforms and military backpacks in one of tailoring shops in Butuan City earlier.

“It is clear that the uniforms were used by the perpetrators in the burning of ALCADEV cottage. We strongly deny the involvement of our soldiers and we condemn the burning of ALCADEV cottage by the lawless bandit group. We will exert our best efforts to help the PNP in the investigation and law enforcement operations in the area”, Lt. Col. Castisimo said