A top terrorist NPA leader was killed in a firefight with government troops Saturday morning, September 28, in an uninhabited and forested area believed within the jurisdiction of Sitio Bangkalawan, Brgy Lumintao, Quezon, Bukidnon.

The slain NPA leader was identified by former rebels as Joven Manggatawan aka “Amana”. He was said to be the leader of Sentro de Grabidad (SDG) platoon of CPP-NPA’s Company Thunder, Subregional Command 2 of NCMRC terrorizing southern Bukidnon areas. He was killed by pursuing members of the 88th Infantry Battalion.

After the firefight, soldiers recovered one (1) M16 rifle; two (2) anti-personnel mines which are banned by the Ottawa Conventions; One (1) rifle grenade; two (2) ammunition magazines for M16 rifle; one (1) ammunition magazine for AK47 rifle; one (1) Baofeng brand commercial radio; six (6) 20-liter water containers filled with rice grain; assorted personal belongings and, subversive documents.

info and photos by 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade Philippine Army

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