NPA Cadaver, war materiel recovered

Maco, Davao De Oro – A still unidentified dead NPA was recovered by the operating troops under 1001st Infantry Brigade at about 1 o’clock in the afternoon, January 28, 2022, Friday.

While the troops were conducting follow-up operations following an armed engagement with the Communist Terrorist Group last January 23, a concerned citizen reported of a foul smell in the vicinity of Purok 6, Barangay Panoraon, Maco, Davao de Oro. The troops immediately searched the area and discovered a decomposing NPA cadaver along with an M16 rifle, bandolier, backpack with CPP/NPA documents and personal belongings.

“It is quite ironic that the NPAs left one of their fatally wounded comrade behind. If only he called for help and surrendered, maybe he could still be alive. Just like what happened to Daniel Dellosa aka Axel wherein he was wounded, called the soldiers for help, and was saved by the responding troops. Aka Axel is now recuperating in the hospital,” Brigadier General Jesus Durante III said in a statement. “Once again, we renew our call to the remaining NPAs to surrender and avail the benefits of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP), don’t wait to suffer the same fate of your dead comrades, after all, they’ll leave you once you become a liability.” Durante added.

1001st Brigade figured in armed skirmishes with the CTGs three (3) times already this year, on January 5, 20 and 23, which resulted to the neutralization of Menandro Villanueva, the third highest ranked CPP leader and the commander of the National Operations Command of the NPA, and the recovery of high-powered firearms and several war materiel.

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