Cafgu, 4 others missing in Basilan PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:16


A peronnel of the CAFGU Active Auxiliary, a Civilian Volunteer Organization member and three other persons were reported missing in Basilan since Friday.

A Western Mindanao Command report identified the missing CAFGU member as CAA Roberto Lacastesantos of Switch Yakal Patrol Base under the 15th Special Forces Company, 4th Special Forces Battalion.

The Civilian Volunteer was identified as Renato O. Casiple while the three others were identified as Rene O Sanson, Hernando Sally and Mertong Falcasantos.

All are residents of Sitio Campo Barn, Barangay Switch Yakal, Lantawan Basilan.

The five missing persons were last seen within the vicinity of Rancho Eguana, Sitio Campo Barn, Barangay Switch Yakal, Basilan.

Joint Task Force Basilan troops were immediately deployed to search for the missing persons, who are still nowhere to be found as of press time yesterday.

“The information we obtained is still very sketchy.  We have already deployed soldiers and CAAs in the area where the missing persons were last seen,” said Col. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Basilan Commander.  (Liza Jocson)