BY CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor
CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City: George Madlos a.k.a. “Oris,” 72, the countrh’y most wanted tand top Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army- National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) leader was killed in an encounter in Bukidnon, the military announced Saturday evening.
Maj. Francisco Garello Jr.. the Chief of the army’s Division of Public Affairs Office, said that Madjos was killed together with another commnist guerilla after a 30-minute air and ground assault in Sitio Gabunan, Dumalaguing, Impasugong, Bukidnon Saturday noon on October 30, 2021.
The other casualty was identified as Eighfel Dela Pena alias Pika/Maui, Comms Staff and Medical Staff of the National Operation Command (NOC).
The military launched a joint and combined operations about 12:30 Saturday morning after receiving report about the presence of heavily armed men conducting indocrination and teach-ins in the area.
Military intelligence reported that the armed group were believed components of the NOC of the CPP-NPA Komiteng Mindanao (KOMMID); Regional Operations Command (ROC), HQ NEO, RSDG COMPAQ; and Guerilla Front 89 of the North Central Mindanao Regional Command.
Garello said that the military called for an airstrike before assaulting the heavily defended area surrounded with anti-personnel mines (APM) before engaging the communist guerrillas in a 30- minute firefight.
During the clearing operations, the assaulting troopers discovered two abandoned cadavers, captured one M14 Rifle, one KG9 Rifle and recovered ammunitions of different caliber and other war materiel.
In a statement released Saturday evening, Maj. Gen. Romeo S Brawner Jr, Commander of the 4ID, confirmed that one of the cadavers was that of George Madlos alias Ka Oris, the Commander and spokesperson of NOC-NPA nationwide; Member, Central Committee – EXECOM/Politburo; Spokesperson of the NDF– Mindanao, and the husband of Myrna Sularte alias Maria Malaya, the Secretary of North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC)
Ka Ores is the top most wanted NPA commander in the country. He is facing multiple criminal cases such as robbery with double homicide and damage to properties with Criminal Case (CC) Nr 2295; Multiple murder and double frustrated murder with CC Nr 20162-09 and 20163-09; and murder with CC Nrs 20867-10, 20957 to 59-10, 17754-07, L-2628, L-2629 to 30. -0-