Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Wife replaces husband as rebel commander

AN ARRESTED woman who is out on bail reportedly replaced her husband's position as commander of the rebel movement's South Western Front covering the southern part of Negros Occidental.
Lieutenant Colonel Rodrigo Sosmena, commanding officer of the 47th Infantry Battalion based in Barangay Tiling, Cauayan, said that Mary Grace Delicano recently assumed the position vacated by her husband, Armando Sumayang, who was killed in an encounter with military troops last year.
Delicano was arrested by police and military intelligence forces at the Bacolod City plaza but she eventually posted bail.
Sosmena said Delicano was reportedly with the group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who engaged government troops in an encounter at Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay last Friday and Saturday, where an NPA rebel identified as a certain Donald Ligidligid was killed.
The troops of the 47th IB and the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion stumbled on a makeshift camp of the NPA rebels, triggering a series of encounters during the weekend.
No casualty was reported on the government side.
Sosmena has earlier raised the alarm of possible tactical offensives that will be launched by NPA rebels in southern Negros against soft targets like mining firms, telecommunications cell sites and remote police and army outposts.
Sosmena also revealed that the NPA rebels in southern Negros are consolidating their forces for the planned tactical offensives.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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