CAMP Siongco, Awang, DOS, Maguindanao del Norte – Six members of the communist terrorist group were killed after a series of encounters between troops of the 7th Infantry (TAPAT) Battalion in Sitio Sandigan and Sitio Mudti in Brgy. Chua, Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat.
The deceased were identified as Dennis Dolunan alias Kalbo, executive committee member, Deputy Secretary of the East Daguma Front remnants of the Sub-Regional Command (SRC) Daguma, Far South Mindanao Region (FSMR); Lailyn alias Aira, the wife of alias Kalbo and she is also the medic of their team; Sep Kasa alias HO; Jerry Kasa alias Kikil and two men who have not yet been identified.
According to Lt. Col. Frederick Chicote, Commanding Officer of the 7IB at 5:30 in the morning this Thursday (November 24) when the troops of the 7IB clashed with approximately ten CTGs where the battle lasted for 24 minutes.
Government troops seized an AK47, three M16 rifles, magazines, ammunition, three bandoliers, four analog keypad cellphones, two chargers, headsets, wallets, OR/CR of a motorcycle named Nales Saliling, Certification of motorcycle (Jerry Casa), subversive documents and personal effects.
No one was hurt on the side of the government soldiers.
In this regard, Colonel Michael Santos, the Brigade Commander of the 603rd Brigade, has instructed several other units under his command to further intensify the military operations against the escaped rebels.
Major General Roy Galido, Commander of the 6th Infantry (Army) Division and Joint Task Force Central immediately praised the troops of the 7IB. However, it is also saddened by the fate of the victims of deception and misinformation. “As much as possible, we don’t want lives to be wasted, because we don’t want to see families suffering from the loss of their family members and loved ones,” said Maj. Gen. Galido, so it continues to call on the CTGs to return to the government. “I am making calls for the remnants of the CTGs not only in the province of Sultan Kudarat but also in the entire area of JTFC to surrender and accept the programs and services being offered by our government.”