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• GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Cadavers of the two slain rebels being retrieved from the encounter site in Hacienda Gomez, Brgy. Sag ang, La Castellana.* PA photo

An alleged New People’s Army political instructor surrendered on Monday to Mayor Alme Rhumyla Mangilimutan and the police, following a recent encounter in Brgy. Sag-ang, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, that led to the killing of two rebels and recovery of three assorted firearms.

P/Maj. Rhojn Daryl Nigos, spokesman of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday said that the self-confessed rebel instructor, who is a woman, resides in Brgy. Linantuyan, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

She is now under the custody of authorities, pending verification of any pending arrest warrants.

The two rebel fatalities in Brgy. Sag-ang encounter in La Castellana were already turned over to their respective families, who are residents of Brgys. Linantuyan and Buenavista, all in Guihulngan City, respectively.

On the other hand, th 79th Infantry Battalion was honored by the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division for its exceptional valor and accomplishments, as a result of its major encounters with the remnants of the New People’s Army in Calatrava and EB Magalona, Negros Occidental.

During the traditional New Year’s call on Jan. 18 at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, Maj. Gen. Marion Sison, 3rd Infantry Division commander, conferred a Command Plaque to the 79IB, represented by its commander, Lt. Col. Arnel Calaoagan.

The two encounters in the hinterlands of E.B. Magalona and in Calatrava, all Negros Occidental, led to the death of a rebel couple, recovery of nine assorted firearms and six rifle grenades, among other war materials.*

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