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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

NPA Terrorist dies in a Clash against Government Troops in SurSur

SAN MIGUEL, Surigao del Sur - A member of the Communist Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA) Terrorist (CNT) was killed in action in a clash against the government troops of the 75th Infantry Battalion in a  secluded area in Sitio Panukmuan, Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur morning of August 25, 2022.

Based on the report, three (3) high-powered firearms were recovered in the battle area after the armed encounter. These are one (1) CNT; capture of one (1) AK47 Rifle; one (1) M4 Rifle; one (1) Carbine cal. 30; and other war materials.


Prior to the incident, the government troops were alerted by the report from concerned citizen/s regarding  the presence of CNTs in the area. 

 

With the information received, the troops immediately conducted a security operation. The firefight happened against around 10 CNT members believed to be involved in extortion activities in Surigao del Sur. 

 

The slain CNT identified as Adring Acevido aka DIEGO, 49 years old and from Sitio Nalindog, Barangay Bolhoon, San Miguel town of this province. His cadaver was then brought to Duran Funeral Homes in Brgy Poblacion, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur for proper disposition. 

 

75IB Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Jelson D. Buyuccan, in his message, confirmed the incident. He also emphasized that the government had given them the chance to change and live normally and avail the government programs intended for them.

 

“An unfortunate event resulted in the death of another CTG member. As much as possible, we would like them to surrender so that they will have a chance to change their lives with their loved ones by returning to the folds of law and avail of the E-CLIP,” Lt. Col. Buyuccan said.

 

The official also called on the remaining CTG members to surrender. “To the remaining CTG members in Surigao del Sur, heed our call, surrender peacefully, and avail of the E-CLIP of the government. We will help you with open arms, and together we will end this nonsense conflict and achieve long-lasting peace,” Lt. Col. Buyuccan noted. (NGPB/Lt. Jezreel Bajar, 75IB CMO/PIA-Surigao del Sur)