Top CPP-NPA leader in CagVal killed in Isabela encounter

The fleeing NPAs buried Alias Yuni in a shallow grave in the hinterlands of the said barangay after the encounter  between the troops of 86th Infantry Battalion and the terrorist group in San Mariano Sur, San Guillermo, Isabela on March 15.

GAMU, Isabela, March 22 (PIA) - Commander of the Regional Operations Command (ROC) and the Regional Sentro De Gravidad, Komiteng Rehiyon-Cagayan Valley (KR-CV) of the terrorist Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) was killed during an encounter between the troops of 86th Infantry Battalion and the terrorist group in San Mariano Sur, San Guillermo, Isabela on March 15.

During the encounter, the NPA leader was fatally hit and his comrades brought him at Barangay Dingading in the said town in an attempt to hide him from the pursuing government troops.

The troops were able to locate where the NPA buried the killed NPA leader through the continuous information shared by the locals.

In coordination with the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) and San Guillermo police, the government troops exhumed the cadaver on March 17, 2021.

With the help of former rebels, they positively identified the corpse as 'Alias Yuni', the notorious commander of the terrorist CPP-NPA in the region.

According to the revelations of the former rebels and based from captured enemy documents, Alyas Yuni or Rosalio V Canubas, a native of Calinan, Davao City was a cadre known as alias Dondie from the Regional Headquarters (RHQ), Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) before he was directed by the Central Committee of the terrorist CPP-NPA to transfer to Region 02 to lead the ROC and establish the Komiteng Larangang Guerilla Quirino-Nueva Vizcaya (KLG Q-NV) of the KR-CV.

Alyas Yuni led the burning of the million-worth heavy equipment and high-end utility vehicles of a mining firm at Barangay Dimaluadi in Dinapigue, Isabela on October 28, 2015. He also, commanded the hundred-armed terrorist CPP-NPA members that attacked the Maddela Police Station in Quirino on the night of April 29, 2017 where they killed a policeman and seized police firearms and uniforms.

MGen Laurence E. Mina , commander of 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army said that the death of Alyas Yuni will eventually weaken the RSDG of KR-CV.

“The death of Alias Yuni, the commander of ROC and RSDG of KR-CV is another big blow to the terrorist CPP-NPA. He is the second high-ranking personality of the terrorist CPP-NPA that was killed in a series of encounters that transpired in the AOR this week. These losses will eventually cripple the armed group and eventually weaken the terrorist organization caused by leadership vacuum," Mina said.

The commander reiterates his appeal to the remaining members of the NPA to lay down their arms and surrender now. (MDCT/PIA-2)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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