PBGEN JESUS D CAMBAY JR, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 9 graced the awarding ceremony at ZN PMFC, Barangay Fatima, Liloy, Zamboanga Del Norte to the Deserving PNP personnel for their accomplishment, the Regional Director also handed electronic equipments such as stereo speakers, microphones and TV set to the said company, Battle Dress Uniforms were also handed to the snappy awardees.
The said personnel were able to neutralize a high-ranking leader of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in a firefight with combined elements of Zamboanga Del Norte Police Provincial Office, 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company, Tampilisan MPS and Military Counterparts in Purok 2 Brgy. Zamboanga del Norte Agricultural College, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte on November 13, 2020.
RD, PRO9 identified the slain NPA member as Leonido Nabong, alias “Baste/Coco/Otic/Adlay, first deputy secretary of the NPA’s Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee, Former Regional Secretary, Overseer, WMPRC and KOMMID member.
He was killed in a 45-minute clash that ensued after troops on a combat operation encountered 10 fully armed rebels of the WMRPC’s Guerrilla Front Flex A.
Recovered Items in the crime scene were six high-powered firearms, namely: one M16A1 Elisco RP 049590; one M16A1 Elisco RP 201489; one Colt M16A1 cal. 5.56mm 9066307; one M16A1 Elisco RP 055085; one GL M2O3 19291; one 7.72 M14 rifle 10 long M16 magazine 30 rds. (Steel); four short 20 rounds Magazine assembly (Steel); and six rounds 40mm HDP. The cadaver of the casualty was brought by the operating troop at Tampilisan MPS for proper disposition.
PBGEN Cambay, Jr said that the neutralization of ranking NPA rebels is the result of the joint effort of the security forces, the local government, and the community to end the terroristic and extortion activities of NPA terrorists in the region. He encourages the remaining NPA members operating in the region to abandon their armed struggle, lay down their arms, and return to the mainstream society.