Armed Men Ambushed RPA-ABB Member

A member of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) now KAPATIRAN, was ambushed at Crossing Lambo in Barangay Locutan in Kabankalan City by about 15 armed men believed to members of the New People’s Army (NPA), at about 10 o’clock in the morning Saturday.

Senior Inspector Jerald Moya, Deputy Police chief of Kabankalan PNP identified the victim as Jovanie Dizon Banista, 50, married “Alias Ka Amor/Ka Elmer, 6th district commander of RPA-ABB of Sitio Ilan in Barangay Locutan, Kabankalan.

He was riding his motorcycle from Barangay Bantayan also in the city, when ambushed.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died on the spot.

In 2014, the victim was also ambushed but escaped death.

The armed men fled from the crime scene and were heard shouting, “Mabuhay ang NPA.”*(Cyrus M. Garde)


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