A wounded New People’s Army (NPA) member who was abandoned by his companions after an encounter was rescued by troops of 28th Infantry Battalion (IB) at the vicinity of Brgy. Maragatas, Lupon, Davao Oriental on September 14, 2018, 09:00 am.

The rescue came after the community reported the presence of a wounded NPA, which prompted the Local Government Unit in the said municipality and members of 28IB to take action and rescue the said person.

The wounded NPA identified as Jason Languban, who hails from Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur, was brought immediately to Camp Panacan Station Hospital in Davao City for initial medical treatment after being rescued.

After the initial treatment, he was evacuated to Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao City for further medical intervention.

Accordingly, the NPA was wounded in an encounter between troops of 28IB and NPA terrorists in Barangay Maragatas on September 13, 2018, which also resulted to one soldier killed-in-action and four wounded-in-action.

Languban was lying in a banana plantation when he was found by the rescuing troops and members of the community.

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