Red killed in Davao de Oro clash


An alleged member of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) was killed in a recent encounter with the military in Davao de Oro.

Troops from the 25th Infantry Battalion clashed with undetermined number of Maoist rebels at Barangay Tapia, Montevista town in the early morning of June 14 after a concerned citizen reported their presence in the area, according to Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom).

The firefight resulted in the death of one NPA rebel identified as Niño Ngojo, alias Princess, from Barangay Sinubong, Veruela, Agusan del Sur.

The soldiers also recovered one AK47 rifle, one M653 rifle, two M16 Bushmaster rifles, two Magazines of AK47, 30 rounds of cal 5.56 ammunition, and other personal belongings in the encounter site.