4 NPA rebels nabbed
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - March 19, 2015 - 12:00am

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Government operatives have arrested four New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Bukidnon and Compostela Valley.

Henry Omandam, alias Empoy, 19; Vergel Pitogo, alias Marmar, 23; and a 16-year-old, who were suspected of burning at least seven trucks in Quezon, Bukidnon were nabbed on Tuesday in Barangay Palacapao.

Landmines, ammunition for an M203 grenade launcher and t-shirts with NPA logos were seized from the rebels.

Another NPA guerrilla was captured after a 40-minute gunfight with members of the 25th Infantry Battalion in Barangay New Manay in Maragusan, Compostela Valley on Monday.

Government troops recovered an M16 rifle, four improvised landmines, a 500-meter electrical wire, 18 backpacks, 13 pairs of rain boots, medical and dental paraphernalia and assorted personal belongings. – Edith Regalado, Jaime Laude

BARANGAY NEW MANAY BARANGAY PALACAPAO BUKIDNON BUKIDNON AND COMPOSTELA VALLEY COMPOSTELA VALLEY EDITH REGALADO HENRY OMANDAM INFANTRY BATTALION JAIME LAUDE NEW PEOPLE VERGEL PITOGO
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