The 15-minute clash erupted after the NPA fired upon the patrolling soldiers while clearing
the vicinity of the Sitio Sta Monica which resulted to the death of two terrorists and the
recovery of one Norinco AK 47 rifle, one M16A1 rifle, one Cal. 45 pistol, one hand
grenade, empty magazines of AK47 and M16, backpacks and personal items, while there
were no reported casualty on the government side.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Datuin, Commanding Officer of 75IB,the
encounter was the result of the joint efforts of 75IB and the concerned residents of So.
Sta Monica. “Without the efforts of the residents themselves in giving us timely and
accurate information, we cannot pinpoint the exact location of these terrorists. And
because of that, we were able to decisively engage them, stopping them on their extortion
activities to the residents, and preventing them to conduct more atrocities in my Area of
Based on the report, the two terrorists killed belonged to the NPA’s Weakened Guerilla
Front 14 under Arnold Orlanes Conejar,alias Jorlan, operating in the boundary
municipalities of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur.
“We will continue to intensify our security operations in the Brigade’s Area of
Responsibility to neutralize the remaining members of this terrorist NPAs to boost the
confidence of our local government units in facilitating the localized implementation of EO
70 in the province. We now have three neutralized NPAs and five high powered firearms
recovered just this week, and I strongly believe, this will send a strong message to these
terrorists,” Colonel Allan Hambala, Commander of 401st Infantry Brigade, pointed out.
“Avail now of the government’s amnesty initiative or die later. You are free to choose,”
Col. Hambala added.
The cadavers were brought to Dolete Funeral Homes in Trento for identification and
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