Arrested NPA rebel dies of malnutrition in Ecija hospital

February 01, 2020

CABANATUAN CITY – A suspected member of the New People’s Army terrorist group, who was nabbed in November last year, died while being confined at a hospital on Monday here, a belated report said yesterday.

Police Major Ariel Enriquez, provincial information officer, identified the fatality as Danilo Sagun, 45, of Bgy. Estrella, Rizal, Nueva Ecija.

Sagun was arrested along with his comrades during an armed encounter between the military and the police in Bgy. Estrella in November last year.

Rizal town police head Major Herbert G. Ocumen said the arrested NPA member died while being treated at the Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Medical and Memorial center, citing a report reaching his office.

His physician, Dr. Crizel Faustino said Sagun died due to complications from pneumonia and severe malnutrition.

Ocumen said his remains were at the hospital morgue and being secured for proper dispostion by a joint team from Rizal police and the 1st provincial mobile force company.