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PIA Press Release
2009/06/24

NPA commander killed in Sorsogon clash

by BA Recebido

Sorsogon City (24 June) -- Two NPA rebels were killed following an encounter on Saturday, June 20, around 7:00AM barangay Sugud, Bacon District here.

According to Pfc. Vince Mercado, 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion PIO, his team was conducting patrol operations when they chanced upon some 15 rebels resulting to exchange of gun fires which lasted for 30 minutes.

No casualty was reported on the side of the government but two rebels were killed from the enemy's side, where one believed to be an NPA commander.

Mercado identified the fatalities on the rebel side as Raul Halum, aka "Ka Reboy", an NPA commander, 35 years old and resident of barangay Sangat, Gubat town, while one Amado Gabat aka "Ka Tomas" and "Ka Jepoy", 25 years old and resident of barangay Carohayon, Juban town.

Recovered on the scene were personal belongings and subversive documents with high intelligence value, 1 M-635 rifle with serial number 193613, 1 cal 45 pistol with serial number 136312, 3 civilian backpacks and one CD containing document of NPA's brutality which the government troops are still reviewing by now.

Meanwhile, in a monitored report, the corpses of the two fatalities were already claimed by their families from one funeral home here. (PIA Sorsogon) [top]

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