• Four rebels, ONE soldier injured in Agusan del Sur clash


    FOUR rebels and one soldier were wounded in an armed encounter between the Army’s 23rd Infantry Battalion New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Friday. The rebels were believed to be behind the brutal killing of Loreto Town Mayor Dario Otaza and his son Daryl last week. Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez, 4th Infantry Division spokesman said the encounter occurred at Sitio Afga, Lower Olave, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. Meanwhile, cases of robbery and kidnapping with murder were filed before the Butuan City Prosecutor’s office against Rene Catarata, also known as Rene/ Dodong/ Hector Tindugan and 18 John Does. A cartographic sketch helped witnesses identify the suspect.


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