High-ranking NPA leader killed in Negros encounter

ILOILO CITY – A high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed in a clash with government forces in Binalbagan town, Negros Occidental province.


THE alleged body of Rogelio Posadas, a high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) killed during an encounter with the Philippine Army in Binalbagan town, Negros Occidental province.  (3rd ID)


The 3rd Infantry Division (ID) of the Philippine Army identified the fatality as Rogelio Posadas, who was the secretary of the NPA regional committee in Central Visayas.

Posadas was killed in a 10-minute firefight with the 62nd Infantry Battalion (62nd IB) and 94th Infantry Battalion (94th IB) on Wednesday, April 20.

The 3rd ID considered Posadas a notorious NPA leader who was behind numerous murders, kidnappings, and extortion across Negros Occidental.

Among these were the killing of three civilians and wounding of three others during an ambush of a cargo truck in Toboso town in August 2009.

Posadas allegedly led the bombing and attack against two construction firms that built the Bacolod-Silay International Airport in Silay City in October 2006.

He also allegedly led the burning of facilities of the Central Lopez and Victorias Milling Company in Toboso in 2008 and 2010, respectively.

Aside from Posadas’ cadaver, government troops also seized two pistols, numerous magazines and ammunition, two blasting caps, one backpack, personal belongings, assorted medicines, and subversive documents.