ramel miguel

Salugpongan teacher survives strafing incedent

Salugpongan teacher Ramel Miguel survived an attack by a paramilitary Alamara member last June 20 in Sitio Nasilaban.

The suspect, Rodel Angngangoy Butanlog barged into the school and threatened Miguel after the teacher filed a blotter on Butanlog’s recent harassment against him. Angered, Butanlog fired indiscriminately.  Salugpongan students quickly covered Miguel and everyone ran for safety, but one student was grazed in his private part during the incident.

Rodel Butanlog, a known Alamara member in Talaingod, is suspect to the killing of Salugpongan student 14-year old Alibando Tingkas on February 2016.  Butanlog has repeatedly harassed and threatened teachers in the past.

(photos taken during SOS fact-finding mission)

The Alamara paramilitary group is under the command of the 60th Infantry Battalion Phil. Army.

Three days later, the Alamara and members of the 72nd Infantry fired indiscriminately at the Salugpongan school.