PIGGATAN, ALCALA- Another cadaver of a Communist NPA Terrorist was exhumed by the troops of the 77th Infantry Battalion and PNP on May 1, 2022 at Sitio Aboli, Barangay Aridoen, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan.
The cadaver was identified as Michael Edillo alias Mareg, 23 years old, a resident of Barangay Bunugan, Baggao, Cagayan, and a medical & Pambansang Demokratikong Paaralan (PADEPA) Instructor of the East Front Committee of Henry Abraham Command, Komiteng Probinsya Cagayan, Komiteng Rehiyon-Cagayan Valley. He was coarsely buried by his comrades in the said place.
Alias Mareg was killed during an encounter between the military troops and the Communist Terrorist Group in Barangay Dungeg, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan on September 22, 2021. Note that during the said encounter, five CNT cadres and members were also killed.
“Lawin and Lee, both Former Rebels tipped off the whereabouts of the cadaver of alias Mareg. They guided the troops to be able to unearth the cadaver that was indecently buried by the terrorist group somewhere in the mountainous part of Sta. Teresita,” LtC Magtangol Panopio, Battalion Commander of 77IB said as he acknowledges the support of the Former Rebels. “We are really grateful for the cooperation of the former rebels so that we can give alias Mareg a decent burial and we can at least let his family mourn in peace.” He then encourages the remaining members of the CTGs to return now to the folds of the law and live peacefully and progressively with their families instead of fighting for wrong ideologies just to be treated as junk afterward.
Meanwhile, the cadaver of alias Mareg was turned over to his family in Barangay Bunugan.