The young daughter of Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Eufemia C. Cullamat was killed in an encounter with government troops on Saturday afternoon in the hinterlands of Barangay San Isidro, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur, the Army’s 3rd Special Forcer Battalion (3SFBn) said on Sunday.
The lawmaker’s daughter was identified as Jevilyn Campos Cullamat alias “Ka Reb”, 22, a member of the Sandatahan Yunit Pampropaganda (SYP) of Guerrilla Front (GF) 19 of the Northeastern Regional Committee (NEMRC) of the New People’s Army (NPA).
The Army recovered three AK-47 rifles, one M14 rifle, one M653 5.56 caliber rifle and five backpacks containing war materiel and subversive documents at the encounter site.
“Our troops were conducting security operations after receiving reports from civilians of the presence of armed men in the vicinity of San Isidro,” said 1Lt. Krisjuper Andreo J. Punsalan, civil-military operation officer of the 3SFBn.
He added that the encounter lasted for about 45 minutes before the NPA rebels retreated, leaving behind the dead body of Cullamat.
“We already talked to the family this Sunday. The older children of Rep. Cullamat were already at the funeral parlor in Barobo, Surigao del Sur and confirmed that the dead body was their younger sister, Jevilyn,” Punsalan said. SOVEREIGNPH