The Communist NPA Terrorist (CNT) who died in an encounter with government troops last March 15 in Magsaysay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur was recently accorded a decent burial by the Local Government Unit, PNP and 3rd Special Forces Battalion of the Philippine Army.
The body, whose identity remains unknown, was interned in the Public Cemetery of Barangay Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan Del Sur last March 17 at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
As of press time, no relatives or family members haved turned up to claim it. The 3rd Special Forces Battalion extended its deepest sympathies to the yet to be identified families of the killed Communist NPA Terrorist.
The unit also called upon the remaining CNTs who continue to spread fear to the people to lay down their arms and come back to the folds of the government peacefully through the Enhanced Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) instead of pursuing a useless struggle and eventually suffer the same fate.
Brigadier General Andres C. Centino, Commander of 401st Brigade said that even if the NPA is an adversary, the dead terrorist still deserves a decent burial.
“Unlike the Communist NPA Terrorists who just leave their dead comrades behind, we respect everybody’s right even if he is our adversary. He died fighting for a wrong cause, but still, he is a fellow Filipino that deserves same respect and humane treatment”, Centino said.