Matina Enclaves, Davao City
June 8, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte hosted a dinner for selected Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) commanders and personnel at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City.

The invited representatives comprised the units that conducted operations in the neutralization of Elizalde Canete, also known as Ka Jinggoy, commander of the New People’s Army (NPA) Pulang Bagani Command 1.

The Commander-in-Chief expressed his utmost gratitude to the uniformed men during the gathering and recognized the achievement of the units involved in the successful operations.

On 2 June 2018, Ka Jinggoy was arrested inside the Don Carlos Doctors Hospital in Bukidnon where he was recovering from the wounds he sustained in an encounter against the 1003rd Brigade troopers in Kitataotao on May 31, 2018.

Members of the Inter-Agency Team from the Don Carlos Municipal Police Office, 1003rd Infantry Brigade, and 403rd Brigade served several warrants of arrest against the NPA commander for multiple murder and arson charges.

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