Tuesday, November 3, 2020

NPA Cadaver found Floating in the river of Quezon

MARAMAG, Bukidnon
- A cadaver was found floating at Manoto River between Brgy Mahayag and Brgy Minongan of Quezon, Bukidnon last October 27, 2020.

The cadaver was male, between 30-40 years old with four (4) gunshot wounds and believed dead for about 15 days and already in the advanced state of decomposition. The cadaver was identified as certain “ROGER,” a Team leader of the Communist Terrorist Group operating in the same municipality.

It can be recalled that a firefight occurred last October 14, 2020, around 4:30 in the afternoon between the troops of 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion and Guerilla Front Malayag of New People’s Army at the hinterland area of Sitio Trucut, Brgy Cawayan, Quezon, Bukidnon. Reports have reached this unit that an NPA member acquired gunshot wounds during the encounter and died later. The NPA group decided to leave the dead body in the river in fear of the pursuing government troops.

LTC Franklin F Fabic, Commanding Officer of 88IB said, “It is with sadness that another Filipino who was deceived by the communist terrorist died in one of the encounters. This act of NPA illustrates ruthlessness leaving the dead body in the river. That’s why I encourage the remaining NPA members to surrender now or you will be treated just like your comrade who was intentionally left behind.”

He added “We on the government side are willing to help you in any possible ways as long as you surrender peacefully. We want you to reunite with your families and have a peaceful life as the Christmas season is fast approaching.”

Meanwhile, Major General Andres C Centino, Commander 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Philippine Army, and Joint Task Force Diamond said that AFP units in Northern Mindanao and Caraga will not stop running after the CNTs until they stop their extortion and atrocities or they surrender to the government.

"The CPP-NPA sustain their forces through their extortion schemes, that is why to totally defeat them we need to stop the extortion by protecting the business firms and farmers. We can only do this by dissipating their numbers through our Focus Military Operations (FMOs) to destroy the armed group or forced them to abandon the armed struggle," he said.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 88th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Diamond, PA

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