Close  

Body of 17-yr-old suspected NPA rebel recovered – military

/ 06:26 PM June 12, 2017

DAVAO CITY – The body of a 17-year-old alleged communist guerrilla was recovered on Monday, a day after a clash with government troops and New People’s Army rebels in an upland village here, military officials said.

Maj. Ezra Balagtey, spokesperson of the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command, said a relative identified the slain insurgent as John Paul Cabase alias Joshua.

ADVERTISEMENT

Cabase, a resident of Sitio (sub-village) Quarry, Malabog, Paquibato district, was the lone fatality from the NPA side during a firefight with soldiers from the Army’s 16th Infantry Battalion at nearby Sitio Bajada, Paradise Embac village, also in Paquibato district on Sunday morning.

Unidentified persons had turned Cabase’s body to the village chair of Paradise Embac and a relative came forward to identify and claim it.

FEATURED STORIES

Balagtey said the 16th IB, which was responding to reports about a group of rebels massing outside the village, lost two soldiers in the fighting.

Six other government troops were also wounded and are now undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

Maj. General Noel Clement, commander of the army’s Joint Task Force Haribon, slammed the communists for using minors as fighters.

“It is a contradiction to their claims as human rights protectors. We challenge them to spare the children and allow them to explore their potentials in schools, not in (a) terrorist armed group that encourages violence,” Clement said.

An M-653 assault rifle with ammunition, backpacks and bomb-making paraphernalia were recovered in the encounter site.

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Davao City, Insurgency, New People’s Army, Philippine news updates
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

Communists mourn death of Nene Pimentel

October 20, 2019 09:33 PM

sports

Brownlee, Ginebra whip Magnolia for 3-2 record

October 20, 2019 09:16 PM

newsinfo

PNP ‘proud to inherit’ Nene Pimentel’s legacy

October 20, 2019 08:22 PM

newsinfo

Cops collar escaped NPA rebel in Northern Samar

October 20, 2019 08:15 PM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.