NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – The Regional Head of the Far South Mindanao of the communist New People’s Army was killed in an inter-agency Law Enforcement Operations in her hideout at So. Lacobe, Brgy. Malabuan, Makilala, North Cotabato, noon of February 14, 2020.
In a report rendered by BGen. Adonis Bajao, Commander of 1002nd Infantry Brigade to Eastern Mindanao Command, the terrorist leader, identified as Juanita Gore Tacadao alias Isay/Maring who was also the logistics and finance head of the said group, was killed in a shoot out when her security exchanged fires with the inter-agency team from 39th Infantry Battalion under Ltc. Geofrey Carandang and Makilala Police Office who were about to serve the following warrants of arrest: CC Nr 236, 237, 238 and 239 issued by Judge Magnolia C. Velez of 11th Judicial Region, RTC Branch 20, Digos City, Davao del Sur for murder; and CC Nr 568-2017 issued by Judge Jose T. Tabosares of 12th Judicial Region, RTC Branch 23, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato for Robbery with Violence Against Intimidation of Person.
Accordingly, alias Maring’s NPA security scampered to an unidentified direction after a five-minute skirmish leaving her dead body, one M14 rifle, one caliber .38 pistols, one International Humanitarian Law banned landmine, two blasting caps, and a detonating cord.
Alias Maring’s neutralization came after the community provided the information on their whereabouts.
In a related incident another hideout of alias Maring’s group was discovered by patrolling troops of 1002nd Bde and 39th Infantry Battalion along Sitio Blazan, Malawanit, Magsaysay, Davao Del Sur afternoon of February 14, 2020. Clearing of the area yielded one
1M16 Rifle, one Home made 12 gauge shot gun, one Hand grenade and 40mm ammunition, Food supplies, personal belongings and subversive documents.