ARMY TROOPS FOUND NPA CADAVER IN KAILINGA
Camp Melchor F dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela - Army troops of 21st
Infantry Battalion found a New People's Army cadaver while being
transported by her relatives on their way home in Brgy Saclit, Sadanga,
Mountain Province in the afternoon of April 7, this year.
The report disclosed that the NPA cadaver was identified as Marites
Payangdo y Pug-oc, aka Gigi of Samahang Yunit Propaganda (SYP)-3
Kilusang Larangang Gerilya BAGGAS, Ilocos Cordillera Regional Committee,
under Communist Terrorist Leader Rudy Daguitan, Aka Pinpin.
Based on the information received by the Army troops from the villagers,
the cadaver of late Marites Payangdo who died in an encounter between
government forces and communist terrorist group under CT leader Daguitan
in the afternoon of Easter Sunday, April 4 at vicinity of sitio Ligayan,
Brgy Balantoy, Balbalan, Kalinga, will be transported to her home
province. The Army soldiers immediately conducted a checkpoint
operations at about 11:45 in the morning of April 7 in sitio Kapannikian,
Brgy Pinukpuk, Kalinga where they intercepted/hold two (2) civilian
vehicle jeeps and found the cadaver of the said communist terrorist with
the presence of her relatives and Brgy officials of Barangay Saclit,
Sadanga town led by Brgy Capt Alex A Churping carrying along with them a
clearance letter from the office of the Brgy Capt Paquito Maling of Baay,
Pinukpuk, Kalinga. The contents of the letter stating among others that
Marites died as a result of an armed engagement in Balbalan, Kalinga and
her cadaver was brought by her comrades in Brgy Baay, Pinukpuk last
April 5, this year.
The report further said that Lt. Col. Maning S Tawantawan, Acting
Commanding Officer of 21st Infantry Battalion, formally turned-over the
said cadaver to Hon. Orlando A Awingan, the Sanggunian Bayan Member of
Pinukpuk, with the presence of Atty. Reynold B Alunday, Municipal
Administrator of Pinukpuk, Brgy Capt Alex Churping of Brgy Saclit,
Sadanga, Mt. Province and Mrs Virginia B Payangdo, mother of late
Marites Payangdo at Hqs 21st IB, Brgy Camalog, Pinukpuk, Kalinga.