Army, PNP Recovers Another Cadaver


Davao de Oro:         After the Army, PNP clash with NPA, another cadaver of a suspected New People’s Army member was recovered on April 9, 2020 in Pantukan, Davao de Oro.

An information received from a concerned citizen, a cadaver was discovered in the cliff at SitioIbuan, Barangay Tagdangua, Pantukan, Davao de Oro.

Acting on the information, joint forces of 71st Infantry Battalion and 1101st Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) PNP together with the Purok Chairman proceeded to the area to retrieve the said cadaver, and later was brought to Delta Company Headquarters at Sitio Upper Lahi, Brgy. Magnaga, Pantukan for the verification of the true identity of the cadaver.

AKA Dodong, a Former Rebel (FR), positively identified the cadaver as Benjamin Olvis AKA Nevy of the Weakened Guerilla Front 2 (WGF 2), Sub-Regional Committee 2 (SRC 2), Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) who was reported wounded during the encounter last April 7, 2020.

At about 5:25 o’clock in the afternoon same day, the said cadaver was turned-over to PNP Pantukan for proper disposition.

Prior to the encounter there were reports from the community that the NPAs were terrorizing the people in the hinterlands, ransacking houses looking for food and forcing the people to be courier for their logistics. Tired of being used for their useless cause, the community calls for help from the authorities.

As the Whole of Nation Approach now evident and can be felt down the Barangays and Sitio level, people made the realization that peace and security is a shared responsibility as they are now providing real-time information that led to the successful neutralization of the NPA members.

“With the community’s full cooperation, it won’t be long, peace will be achieved.” Lieutenant Colonel Sonny E Gonzales, Commanding Officer of 71st IB said.

“To all NPAs who are still in the hinterlands, stop terrorizing the poor and return to the folds of the law. Kami po ay nanawagansamgamyembro ng NPA nasila ay magsurender at makipagtulungansaatingGobyernolalona’t may kinakaharaptayongmalakingkrisis, ang COVID 19 Pandemic. Meronpotayongprograma para samgaRebeldengmagsusurender at yon angEnhance Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) na kung saanangmgamagsurender ay bibigyan ng kaukulangayuda ng Gobyernotulad ng Financial at Livelihood Assistance at Pabahay. Seryoso po ang ating Gobyerno na wakasan ang problema ng insurhensya at magagawa lamang ito kung lahat ng sector ay magtutulungan”.

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