The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group have filed a complaint for violation of RA 9851 or the Philippine Act on crimes against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide and other crimes against Humanity under Chapter 3, Section 4 of Para. 24 (i, ii, iii) against members of the New People’s Army on August 31, 2022, at the Provincial Prosecutors Office, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.
The CIDG RFU 12 brought the case to the said prosecutor's Office to file the complaint against the following members of GF57 of Arakan, North Cotabato:
1. Imac Potenciano a.k.a. “Cesar”;
2. Dariel Mag-nday a.k.a. “Ton-Ton” or “Balangoy” or “Sangay”;
3. Ruel Caballes a.k.a. “Aman”;
4. Gary Almene a.k.a. “Gagay” or “Imao”;
5. Charisse Bernadine Bañez a.k.a. “Nikki”; and
6. Winnie Engay a.k.a. “Michael”.
The complaint stemmed when Reyesco Guiwanon Baday, an 18-year-old resident of Kabalantian, Arakan, North Cotabato was recruited by the said Communist Group during his younger age and underwent Kadre training under the supervision of Kumander Imao. He was taught how to attack and ambush military and PNP personnel.
Following his (Baday) training, he was issued his first firearm (AK-47) and designated as Platoon Leader. He was tasked to conduct Combat Patrol and harass military detachments and troops of the PNP in the mountainous area of Arakan and the surrounding region.
In the interest of justice, the CIDG is committed to its Legal Offensive Line of preventing such Communist Terrorist Groups from poisoning our children's minds and causing them to take up arms against the government.
Furthermore, CIDG Director PBGen Ronald O Lee assures the public of the government's ongoing efforts to thwart the leftist group's deceptive recruitment activities, particularly among minors.