From Malaya (Aug 28): NPA landmine kills militia
A MEMBER of the Civilian Volunteers Organization was killed Monday while his colleague was hurt in an ambush staged by New People’s Army rebels in Davao City.
Reports reaching Senior Supt. Ronald dela Rosa, the city police chief, identified the fatality as Onded Ambuas. Wounded was Julian Mandacawan.
Reports said the CVO members were about to return to their base after a routine patrol when the NPA rebels detonated a landmine in Sitio Butay, Barangay Tapak, Paquibato District at around 9 a.m. Ambuas was hit with shrapnel in the back.
The rebels have staged a number of attacks in Paquibato District. Last June 17 recently, the NPA abducted five Army soldiers they intercepted at a rebel roadblock.
The five were released by the NPA last June 31, through Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.