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Three rebels killed, 10 caught including high-ranking official in encounter

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Three communist rebels were killed, three were wounded, and 10 arrested — including a high-ranking official of the Southwest front — during an encounter at 7:20 am today with 6th Special Action Battalion troopers at the sub village of Balik-balik, village of Tabu, Ilog, Negros Occidental.

One of the wounded in the firefight that lasted for an hour was a high ranking official of south west front Nilda Natan-Bertaluno, otherwise known as “Ka Gia”.

A member of the SAF was wounded during the encounter.

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Police Lt. Col. Ryan Manongdon told DNX that troopers were able to initially recover four M16 rifles.

The incident came two days after the burial of soldier Christopher Alada, a former first class private under the 79th Infantry Battallion who was slain during an August encounter.

Alada was buried as a hero in the public cemetery of Badiangan town, Iloilo province while the dead guerrilla previously identified by the Army as alias Pabling was given a “decent burial” in Silay City.

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The soldier and the rebel who were buried on the same day were both casualties of the same clash that when their units encountered each other last 20 August.

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Hannah A. Papasin
Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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