member killed in Ormoc
802nd Infantry Brigade,
November 22, 2018
ORMOC CITY – Joint
intelligence operations conducted by 802nd Brigade,8ID,PA, MIG24,
MIG8 and CIDG, Region 8 on November 22, 2018 resulted to the death
of Joseph Anulga Jr. alias Dawud, a Dawlah Islamiyah (DI) affiliated
Terrorist Cell in Ormoc City at Sitio Lawis, Bgy Airport.
Anulga resisted arrest
during the buy bust operation conducted by CIDG in connection with
his gun running activities. Anulga is an Islamic Convert and already
pledged allegiance to DAESH and its recognized caliph, Abu Bakr Al
Baghdadi. He is set to go on "HIJRAH", join the Local Terrorist
Groups at any camp in Mindanao and intends to die as a martyr of
He was reported by
residents of Ormoc City for recruiting locals to convert to Islam.
Anulga is a direct associate of the late Yusuf Macuto. Macuto was
involved in a foiled plot to bomb the US Embassy last November 2016
and the main suspect in the Hilongos bombing last December 2016, and
was killed during the Marawi siege.
Brigadier General Lope C
Dagoy, the Brigade Commander of 802nd Brigade stated that “Anulga’s
death shows the government’s conviction in protecting the people
from these lawless elements. This is a clear message that your AFP
and PNP will not allow neither tolerate terror groups in our midst.”
SOCO and Ormoc City Police are currently conducting scene of the
crime operation and processing.