Brig. Gen. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, 202nd Infantry Brigade commander, said the fatality was identified by his relatives as Domingo Raso, who was believed killed in an encounter in Sitio Maquitib, Barangay Quipot on April 29.
According to intelligence reports, Raso was a platoon leader and member of the secretariat and executive committee of the NPA’s sub-regional military
Raso’s body was discovered after residents of Sitio Mambog, Barangay Sampiro complained about an ”unusually foul odor.”
“According to the people in the area, there is a possibility that crows, monitor lizards and even stray dogs have feasted on the face of the slain terrorist leader in the past five days since the body was left by fleeing rebels,” Lt. Col. Jonathan Mariano, First Infantry Battalion commander, said.