LIGAO CITY, Sept. 27 (PNA) -- Joint military intelligence operatives from the Regional Public Safety Battalion in Bicol killed a rebel team leader while patrolling to secure an area against insurgency on Thursday.
Regional Police Information Officer, Renato Bataller, said a certain Antonio Perelonia, who is known as "Ka Eddie" was killed in the five-minute encounter that took place around 6:10 am Thursday in Barangay Uma Uma here.
“This Ka Eddie is the team leader of five rebels spotted in Sitio Managanaga, Barangay Uma Uma, Ligao City an upland village of this city. His residence is not established but his cadaver was recovered and is now at a morgue,” Bataller said.
Recovered from the slain rebel was a hand grenade and a .45-caliber pistol.
Pursuit operation is ongoing against Perelonia's companions, said Bataller. (PNA) LAM/LQ/RMN/CBD