Decomposing body of NPA found
Decomposing body of NPA found

A body of an alleged communist terrorist in decomposing state was found abandoned by the peace and development troops of the Philippine Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion Thursday morning Capt. Francisco P. Garello, Jr., Civil Military Operation (CMO) officer of the 36th IB said.

The body was allegedly abandoned by his comrade-in-arms in the mountainous area of Barangay Hinapuyan, Carmen, Surigao del Sur.

Found beside the decomposing body of the CNT were 9 rounds of 40mm M203 Grenade ammunition, 1 bandolier, and a pair of rain boots.

On September 7, 2018 a gun battle ensued between government forces and fully armed CNTs which led to the recovery of two AK-47 riffle, one M16 armalite attached with M203 grenade launcher, cell phones, and other items with high intelligence value.