Top NPA Leader" Kumander Parago" got Killed in Davao Military Ops

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
In a text message sent to a local radio, Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año,confirmed that Pitao aka Parago was killed in a firefight with a military task force in Barangay Panyalom in the city's Paquibato district on around 2:00PM Sunday afternoon.

"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.
Pitao is one of the most wanted rebels in the country which has 17 pending arrest warrants. In 2014, he was reported dead due to severe illness but military failed to verify the report.

Image credits: Brigada News / TV Patrol Southern Mindanao / Bonna Pamplona