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CAFGU Member Takes Own Life After Shooting 3 Others in Mount Polis, Banaue

Tragedy strikes as a member of the CAFGU committed suicide after killing an army officer and two other CAFGU members in Mount Polis, Banaue, Ifugao.

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A tragic incident unfolds in Banaue, Ifugao, as a CAFGU member's desperate act takes the lives of an army officer and two fellow comrades in Mount Polis.

In Banaue, Ifugao, a heartbreaking incident unfolded on November 17. Jebilie Banghuyao, a member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU), committed suicide after shooting and killing an army member and two fellow CAFGU colleagues.

Unraveling the Events

Around 7 p.m., inside the mess hall at Sitio Mount Polis in Barangay Viewpoint, Banaue, Ifugao, Jebilie Banghuyao had been drinking with the victims-other CAFGU members. The conversation took a serious turn as they discussed issues related to their duties.

Escalation and Attempted Intervention

As tensions rose, an enlisted Patrol Base Commander stepped in, suggesting they discuss the concerns the next day for a clearer conversation and to calm things down.

Tragic Turn of Events

Despite attempts to ease tensions, Jebilie Banghuyao returned to the mess hall with an M16 rifle, and gunshots were heard. The victims-CAAFU members Alfone Maguiwe, Sanny Bumad-ang, and army member SSg. Andrew D. Dulnuan-suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

Desperate Act and Revealing Motives

Following the shooting, Jebilie Banghuyao used the same weapon to take his own life. The motive behind the suicide was reportedly family problems, as revealed by CAA Coordinator Rolly Racadio.

Swift Reporting and Casualties

Witness CAA Jherowin Numbunal Pepe quickly reported the incident to the Regional Mobile Force Battalion camp. Despite immediate response and transportation to Bontoc General Hospital, the victims did not survive their injuries.

Reflection on the Incident

This unfortunate incident in Banaue, Ifugao, sheds light on the toll that stressors, duty-related challenges, and personal problems can take on individuals in the armed services. It's a stark reminder of the need for support for the affected families and a thorough review of mental health and conflict resolution measures within military units to prevent the recurrence of such devastating events.

In considering preventive measures, it's worth reflecting on the role of alcohol in such situations. The gathering where the incident occurred involved drinking, and while socializing is common, this tragedy prompts consideration of whether alcohol consumption during duty-related discussions should be reevaluated. Addressing this aspect could contribute to fostering a more stable and secure environment within military units, promoting the well-being of all members.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and loved ones of CAA Alfone Maguiwe, CAA Sanny Bumad-ang, and SSg. Andrew D. Dulnuan, who lost their lives in this tragic incident. May they find strength and support during this difficult time.

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