NPA-Cagayan propaganda statement posted to the Communist Party of the Philippines Website (Jun 25): NPA raids MIG safehouse in Baggao, Cagayan
Ester Falcon, Spokesperson
NPA-Cagayan (Henry Abraham Command)
25 June 2017
Operatives of the Henry Abraham Command-NPA raided a safehouse of the Military Intelligence Group at 9 pm last night, June 24, at Barangay San Jose, Baggao, Cagayan. Two military were killed and an unconfirmed number were wounded after a ten- minute firefight ensued.
Also raided was the house of Dexter Remudaro, a retired army. His house has been used as an intelligence safehouse of the 17th IB.
In a statement sent to Bombo Radyo Tuguegarao, the NPA said the MIG unit was punished for actively spying on activists and revolutionary forces. They are also responsible for the 2006 abduction and deaths of peasant activists Joey Javier and Arthur Orpilla, who were leaders of Kagimungan, a Cagayan farmers organization. In 2014, they were also involved in the abduction of a farmer activist from Barangay Asinga Via.
The safehouse was a few meters away from a PNP station. No police responded upon hearing of gunshots.