By J. Jala | 06:24 PM November 29, 2020
Jevilyn Campos Cullamat, the youngest daughter of Rep. Eufemia Cullamat (Bayan Muna), was killed in an encounter between the military and suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur on Saturday, the Philippine Army reported.
She was 22 years old.
A military report released by the 3rd Special Forces Battalion Sunday, the 3rd Special Forces “Arrowhead” Battalion of the Philippine Army said that Cullamat’s remains was left behind after a 45-minute encounter with the 3rd Special Forces “Arrowhead” Battalion took place in barangay San Isidro, Marihatag in Surigao del Sur.
Lt. Col. Joey Baybayan, commanding officer of the 3rd Special Forces Battalion, said her identity was confirmed by nine former rebels and the Cullamat siblings, the report said.
After the incident, Army personnel also seized three AK-47 rifles, one M14 rifle and one M653 5.56 caliber rifle along with five backpacks containing war subversive documents.
Cullamat was tagged as a “New People’s Army (NPA) medic” and a member of the Sandatahan Yunit Pampropaganda Platoon of the Guerilla Front 10, Northeastern Regional Committee.