A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was apprehended by the joint elements of 79th Infantry (Masaligan) Battalion and Talisay City Police on January 14, 2021 at Hda. Ambulog, Brgy San Fernando, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, the militar said in a statement.
Apprehended was Ruffa Baynosa y Sobelario aka Reniel, a resident of Brgy San Jose, Toboso town. Upon verification by the PNP Talisay, Baynosa has an existing three (3) warrants of arrest with Criminal case no. 4353,4354 and 4355 all for Murder, Criminal case no. 4356, 4357, 4358 all for Frustrated Murder, and Criminal case no. 4359, and 5356-58 for another Frustrated Murder issued by Ma. Rita Bascos Sarabia, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 58, San Carlos City, NOC.
She was one of the twenty fully armed NPAs involved during the ambush against civilians onboard a Utility Truck at Purok Mabuhay III, Sitio Toril, Brgy Salamanca, Toboso, NOC last 13 July 2009 that resulted to the death of three (3) civilians and wounding three (3) others.
Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Alvaran, Commanding Officer of 79IB commended the efforts of the troops and personnel of Talisay City Police Station under the leadership of P/Maj Jigger C Gimeno for their perseverance and commitment which led to the apprehension of said NPA member.
The apprehension came after an incident that transpired on January 13, 2021 where unidentified persons believed to be members of CPP-NPA escaped when the military troop responded to a reported armed presence in Hda. Ambulog.