A series of related incidents on PA and CCP-NPA struggled in Tukuran during this era. Some people fled to escape from the tension between the two forces but others remained. Unlike the decade 70’s, were most of the town people evacuated, in the decade 80’s most of the barangay people fled or seek refuge in concentration camps and schools to protect themselves from the crossfire.
The Decade of CPP-NPA
A successive hold-ups on May 20 and June 11 of 1980 along the national highway in Brgy. Baclay. Cash, jewelries, and personal belongings were robbed. Civilians suspected that is was all done by the communist.This resulted to the death of eleven terrorists, two PA and two civilians. In effect, a peace dialogue was held in the
But the situation had become more intensified on
Another dialogue was held on Oct.3, 1980 in TCS with military and local officials. Most of the problems ventilated were land and military abuses. This was on connection with the Sept.21 demonstration. Brgy. Capt. Bonifacio Dominisac of Sto.
Philippine Army in Tukuran conducted a search and operation. Modisto Cepeda of 30th IB, 4ID was seriously injured on
The situation became more intenseduring the election day of June 1982. Six NPA were killed when they ambushed a team of PA soldiers in Brgy. Laperian. Cpl. Trespices was killed on the PA side and three others were wounded. They were ambushed by about 50 men at PA was responding to a call for help from Brgy. Laperian where NPAs were harassing electors and confiscating some ballot boxes. The slain NPAs were in PC-INP uniform with nameplates and serial numbers, led by Commander Skylab, Commander Rodriguez, and Commander Susing. 2nd Lt. Maradjul Karain team leader said if not of the timely reinforcement they could have been wiped out. Meanwhile, reports said that several barangay of Zamboanga del Sur were being harassed on Election Day. Several leaflets and Propaganda materials urging for the boycott of election were distributed by subversive elements. The Tukuranon were very much affected by the NPA movement. Even after the change of administration they continued to be the problem of the appointed and elected mayor. This mid-1980’s the CPP-NPA was on its height influence to the Tukuranon on the business sector, and had affected much on the socio-cultural activities of the people. Many public programs and even social gatherings were not given permit or not held because people were afraid of the NPA.