Lumad NPA Girl, Sexually Abused By Fellow Rebel, Surrenders

Bgy New Visayas, Sto Tomas, Davao del Norte – A minor female member of New People’s Army (NPA), of Guerilla Front 34, voluntarily surrendered without firearms to Patil Patrol Base of 60th Infantry Battalion at Brgy Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte at 3:00 pm of April 2.

In her testimony, Ana, (not her true name), 17 years old from Ata Tribe, a resident of Prk 1, Sitio Muling, Brgy Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte, decided to surrender for she can no longrer endure the hardships coupled with hunger that she experienced in all the tactical operations where she was involved and the constant on-the-run while evading government troops in the mountains.

Her participation in the attempted murder of her uncle and hostage-taking of her two(2) female cousins to facilitate  the  said attempt, made her realized the inhuman side of the movement she was in, aside from the previous kidnappings she was able to participate. 

Worst of all, the declaration of her fellow rebel that she was forced to join and must stay to fullfill the later’s sexual need, had gotten into her nerve. “Pangunsumo lang daw ko.” Ana uttered trembling with tears. “Nisulod lang bya gyud ko kay gibundakan man ko ug AK-47 nga pusil sa atubangan. Kinsay dili mahadlok ana’? Paubanon daw ko sa NPA nga gibuya sa akong papa sa akoa.” (I was just forced to join when the NPA bandits stroke an AK-47, butt on the ground, in front of me. Who will not be afraid of that? They said that I must go with the NPA who had prearranged with my father, to have me as a wife.) Ana further revealed.

Her surrender was made possible through the help of Amy Mier, her former employer prior to her recruitment in the movement, who coordinated with 60IB. She allegedly joined the NPA on December last year and left the group last March 25 this year. She said that being a young female, she was not able to endure the hunger and hardships in the mountains while evading government forces.

LTC LLEWELLYN BINASOY, commander, 60th Infantry Battalion brought and endorsed the victim to Ms Arlene Semblante, Head of Provincial Social Welfare and Development in Davao del Norte.  She was also taken to Carmen District Hospital (CDH) for medical checkup and Stress Debreifing.  

“We are happy to have saved another life, especially the young soul of Ana. Ibalik natin sya sa kanyang pamilya at tulungan natin, kasama ang lahat ng ahensya ng gobyerno na maaring makatulong para sa bagong buhay ng isa pang anak kasama ang kanyang pamilya.” COL BUENAVENTURA C PASCUAL, 1003RD (RAPTOR) Brigade Commander, said in an interview as he expresses again the Brigade’s commitment to help and protect our less fortunate constituents, especially our Lumad brothers and sisters who had been deceived and are constantly exploited by the New People’s Army to advance a greedy and inhuman cause. COL PASCUAL added. 

NPA Brutaly Murders CAFGU; ARMY Rescues Wounded NPA

Camp Panacan, Davao City - Off-duty CAFGU was brutally murdered by two SPARU members of NPA, 11am, today along the Streets of Magsaysay and Apiki, Bgy Calinan Proper. 

The victim was identified as CAA DELIO JAMANA who was assigned at Tamayong Patrol Base. He sustained 11 gunshot wounds on his head per initial investigation done by PNP Calinan and Davao Citu SOCO Team. 

The cadaver was brought at ANGEL FUNERAL HOMES OF CALINAN.
Meanwhile, one NPA critically wounded during the encounter yesterday, 25 April 9am, with 66IB troops was rescued and immediately brought to Nabunturan Hospital.

The wounded NPA was identified as Renier Saturninas Perez AKA Arnel, from Bgy Tualian, Sto Tomas, Davao del Norte. 

The troops used makeshift stretcher and alternately carried Perez from the mountainous encounter site towards the accessible road for vehicle transporation to the hospital.
Perez was subsequently brougth to Davao Regional Hospital and is breathing through manual ventilator continually pump by our soldiers on alternate duty. 

The encounter yesterdy resulted also to the recovery of 6HPFA and killing of one NPA. Also recovered from the NPAs are election materials of certain Partylist Groups and Senatorial Candidate.

The rescue is a classic example of how your soldiers care for the wounded as mandated in the IPSP Bayanihan - Strict Adherence to Respect of Human Rights, IHL and Rule of Law.

MAj Gen Ariel Bernardo, 10ID Division Commander commended the troops for successfuly carrying out their mission to protect the lives and propoerties of people in ComVal Province.



Maco, Compostela Valley Province- Peace and Development Team of 71st Infantry Battalion in Brgy Elizalde Maco Compostela Valley Province was fired upon by New People's Army 6:45 in the morning today, April 24, 2013.

Three unarmed members of Peace and Development while in the market place of the barangay was fired upon by undetermined number of NPAs.

The civilian populace hid the two unarmed soldiers when the NPA were about to approach them while the other one named Pfc Jesus Tomas (Inf) PA was instantly grabbed and mercilessly dragged away by New people's Army.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JERRY T BORJA  INF (GSC) PA, 71IB Commander said, " This act of New People’s Army is clearly out of their frustration to stop the success of Maco in gaining Peace and Development. They attacked the unarmed government forces without considering the presence of civilians that may be caught in crossfire."

"We will not stop in pursuing our ultimate goal that is to give way to peace and development especially now that we are being supported by the populace", Borja added.