By PR | 08:07 AM September 18, 2020
A joint operation of the AFP and PNP resulted to the apprehension of a suspected high ranking official of the New Peoples Army (NPA) at Pres.Carlos P Garcia (PCPG) on September 17, 2020.
Junifie Dagale aka Chang/Tanya/HAbagat/Inang, 43 years old, was arrested by virtue of the Warrant of Arrest with case number 20502 for the crime of Murder issued by Judge Virginia D Tehano-Ang of Branch 1, RTC 11, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Currently, she’s a member of the Intelligence Unit of Regional Operational Command under the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee operating in Davao Region.
The joint forces cornered the subject in her residence, allegedly house of her husband’s relative, Brgy Aguining in Carlos P Garcia town when authorities served the warrant at 8:30 a.m. on Sep 17.
Dagale became an activist turned into a leader of the Guerilla Front 33 operating in Davao Region. She’s involved in major acts of terrorism such as raids, arson, kidnapping and ambush using Improvised Explosive Device (IED) targeting lives of both government forces and civilians. As a member of intelligence unit she’s involved during treacherous raids in Linda Patrol Base, Nabunturan, Davao de Oro in 2008, Napungas Patrol Base in Asuncion, Davao del Norte in 2010, and the Earth Savers Security Agency in Libertad, Butuan City in 2012.
In 2013, the subject was also involved in the abduction of Compostela Provincial Jail Warden in Panabo City, Davao del Norte; likewise involved in the planned ambush of government troops and members of the DSWD in 2014 at Kapalong, Davao del Norte that caused the death of an army officer.
Two more raids were executed in 2015 targeting the Mining Compound in Monkayo, Davao de Oro and Mati Police station.
The recent attacks implicating Dagale were on April 2017 when Lapanday Corporation Plastic Plant in Buhangin District and Lorenzo Farm in Calinan District both in Davao City were burned. The incident resulted to the death of a fish vendor during the explosion of an IED; detonated by the Communist Terrorists to the responding troops of TF Davao. Likewise, burning of Macondray Plastic Plant in Panabo City in which the damage in corresponding three (3) attacks reached to 2 Billion pesos that caused a significant number of unemployed individuals.
Ka Chang/Tanya/HAbagat/Inang is an expert in the deception and exploitation of mass and youths with the CPP-NPA-NDF fraud ideologies. As a member of the Intelligence Unit, her recruited youths became members of “Asdang Kultura”, a pseudo-cultural theater group composed of children and teenage youths, and were harnessed for gathering information and monitoring of the presence of government troops during assaults.
The successful apprehension of Junifie Dagale simply means that the Province of Bohol is not a safe haven for NPA members who want to hide and flee from their outrages. Boholanos are far more vigilant in sending reports whenever they see new faces around their community.