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Soldiers kill 2 NPA rebels, 1 a minor, in Davao City clash

/ 07:16 PM June 30, 2018

DAVAO CITY— A 15-year old schoolboy was one of two communist rebels killed in a clash with soldiers in a hinterland village here last Wednesday.

The slain minor was identified Reglen Malcampo. The other fatality was identified as Renante Dablo, 35.

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The two were among the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who engaged soldiers in a firefight in Barangay Tambobong in the Baguio district of this city at around 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, spokesperson of the Southern Mindanao Police Regional OFfice.

Driz said the families of Malcampo and Dablo identified their bodies at a funeral home in Calinan district here on Thursday.

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According to Driz, Malcampo was a fifth grade student from Barangay Patulangon in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, while Dablo was a 35-year old high school graduate also from the same village.

The two were reportedly killed in a firefight when soliders came across a group of rebels, according to Capt. Jerry Lamosao, spokesperson of the 10th Infantry Division. /atm

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