Davao City - According to military report, Leoncio Pitao alyas ‘Kumander Parago, a high-ranking official of the New People's Army was killed in a military operation in Davao City, the Army 10th Infantry Division said Sunday.
|Kumander Parago photo via Brigada News|
"Ito yung pinakamatigas, pinakasikat na PBC sa buong Davao region na nago-operate sa bundok ng Davao City at saka kaunting part ng Davao Norte," he said
Pitao was with around 10 others, including members of his security detail and other NPA officers, Año said
He added that Pitao's death "is the end of the NPA here in the Davao region, particularly in the area of Davao City and Davao Norte". He said there are around 650 to 700 NPA members in the Davao region, of whom around 100 are with Pulang Bagani Command 1.
|Encounter site photos|
Image credits: Brigada News / TV Patrol Southern Mindanao / Bonna Pamplona