From Tempo (Oct 5): Ex-NPA rebel found murdered
Police authorities are investigating the motive behind the killing of a former New People’s Army (NPA) rebel whose cadaver was found in a mountain village in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat over the weekend.
Senior Supt. Danilo Reyes, Sultan Kudarat police director, identified the victim as Jerry Dalaganon, 45, a resident of Barangay Bangkal, Matanao, Davao del Sur.
He said the victim’s remains bore multiple hack wounds and was already in a state of decomposition when recovered by village officials in Barangay Datalbiao, Columbio, which is located at the boundary of Sultan Kudarat and Davao del Sur.
Police said the victim surrendered to the military on September 18.
Police tagged NPA rebels as behind the killing of the victim whom they considered as traitor for abandoning the underground movement.