On the other hand, Captain Cenon PancitoIII, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division said thatAgustin’s arrest was the through the help of the community who are now changingtheir mindset and trust the government forces. Agustin was now detained in the lockupcell of the Sebaste police station after he was turned over yesterday. Ramie Agustin alias “Ka Bal” ofPoblacion, Sebaste, Antique had been hiding from authorities for about 10years. PHOTO BY ROLAND NEVEU/GETTY IMAGES Police investigations revealed that Agustinwas a former regional commander unit of Northern Front, KR Panay with the rankof major and he was the suspects in some encounters when he was still active. Judge Nicvani Marin of the RegionalTrial Court 6th Judicial Region Branch 13 in Culasi, Antique issued the warrantin relation to multiple murder, multiple attempted murder and multiplefrustrated murder charges Agustin faces. The court recommended no bail bond forthe suspect’s temporary liberty. “The community plays a vital role and weacknowledge their efforts to help us in our fight against the terrorists and toend armed conflicts,” Pancito said./PN He was arrested on the strength of anarrest warrant on Oct. 18 in Sitio Marabong, Barangay Batong Buhay,Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. ILOILO City – A former commander of theNew People’s Army (NPA) based in the province of Antique was arrested.