dead, pistols recovered in Carigara, Leyte
DPAO, 8ID PA
June 20, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – A CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) cadre was killed in a firefight
with troops from 78th Infantry (Warrior) Battalion on Saturday
afternoon in Carigara, Leyte.
The end result of
information sharing between the communities and authorities on the
presence of the terrorists conducting extortion activities, the
operation of 78IB led to the demise of the casualty known by his
pseudonym, Santoy/Padi was a political instructor and squad leader
of Baking Squad, Apoy Platoon of the Front Committee Leyte.
Recovered during the
encounter were the following: one cal. 9mm pistol Caspian made
loaded with four bullets and one cal. 9mm Colt MK IV cal. loaded
with 8 bullets, one fragmentation grenade, subversive documents,
medical paraphernalia, half sack of rice and personal belongings of
the fleeing terrorists.
Also apprehended was Mrs.
Cristita Q. Rendora, owner of the house which was occupied by the
CNTs during the firefight. Found in her possession was a
fragmentation grenade, thus, she was later turned over to the local
PNP for proper disposition and filing of charges.
“We extend our deepest
sympathy to the families and friends of the victim. It is tragic
that they have taken-up arms against the Filipino nation when the
Filipino people understand that only through peace we can achieve
development and social justice be attained,” Brig. Gen. Lope C.
Dagoy, 802nd, Brigade Commander stated.