On September 10, 2016, Marcus Aggalao, 72, was arrested by combined elements of the Kalinga Provincial Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines in Codcodwe, Gawaan, Balbalan, Kalinga. Aggalao is sick and suffering from other complications. He is expected to be turned over to the Bureau of Jail, Management and Penology in Tabuk, Kalinga today to face malicious and fabricated cases.

We call for his immediate release on humanitarian grounds and to stop the filing up of trumped up charges against civilians.***