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Dumaguete City, Philippines Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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‘NPA’ killed in clash named
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The alleged member of the New People’s Army, who was killed in an encounter in Bais City, Negros Oriental, last week, has been identified and his body turned over to relatives Sunday.

The alleged rebel was identified as Janray Cadayday, 20, single, son of Ricardo Cadayday and Susana Hanipin Casilao, of Sitio Avocado, Barangay Talalak in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental.

Cadayday’s parents, with members of the militant group, Karapatan, claimed the body in Bais City Sunday, the Philippine Army said.

Cadayday, allegedly a member of Squad 3 of the Sentro de Gravidad platoon of the NPA Komiteng Rehiyon Negros-South East Front, was killed in an encounter Friday in Sitio Sandana, Barangay Mansangaban in Bais City.

A soldier of the 79th Infantry Battalion of the Army was also killed in that incident. He identified as Pfc. Marlon Lanes of Roxas City, and his body was brought there Saturday, Lt. Col. Harold Pascua, OIC commander of the 79th IB, said.

He also said combat operations continue in the area as government troops are going after the suspected rebels, who, he said, are now on the run. The soldiers clashed with the alleged NPA members for about 30-minutes Friday.

Army officials claimed that the remnants of the NPA operating in Negros Oriental now number around 14, and the government continues to call on them to lay down their arms peacefully and return to the folds of the law.*JFP

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