By Francis Wakefield
A joint law enforcement operation between the Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion and the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested Vice-Mayor Arafat Salic at the City Hall of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on Wednesday.
Army 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Romeo Brawner, said Salic is included in the Office of the Martial Law Administrator Arrest Order dated September 4, 2017, for rebellion case.
He said Salic, who was arrested at about 10 a.m., underwent custodial debriefing and medical check-up and was turned over to the PNP for proper disposition.
Meanwhile, Brigadier General Roberto Ancan, commander of 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, lauded the efforts of the 103rd Brigade, 82nd Infantry Battalion and Marawi City PNP for the successful implementation of the Martial Law arrest order.
“The 1st Infantry Division supports the Commander-in-Chief’s declaration of Martial Law. We will perform our duties in accordance with the law, respecting the rights of every individual and their properties,” Ancan said.
“We take pride of the overwhelming support of the constituents and stakeholders in our area of responsibility as we perform our mandate to serve the people and secure the land,’ he added.