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Body of alleged NPA member recovered in Davao de Oro

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A cadaver of a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) member was recovered Thursday, April 9, in Pantukan, Davao de Oro.

This was the second cadaver found in the same town following a clash between the government troops and the communist rebels Tuesday, April 7.

Acting on the information received from a concerned citizen, joint forces of the 71st Infantry Battalion and 1101st Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) together with the Purok Chairman proceeded to Sitio Ibuan, Barangay Tagdangua, Pantukan where the body was discovered.

A former rebel positively identified the cadaver as certain Benjamin Olvis, alias Nevy/Ricky, Regional Medical Staff of the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC), who was reported wounded during the encounter last April 7.

The cadaver was turned over to PNP Pantukan for proper disposition.

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