Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas said the suspects opposed capture and drew in the agents in a shootout.
The episode occurred amid the execution of court orders that Sinas named as "Oplan Sauron," the name of the fundamental opponent of the dream novel, "Ruler of the Rings."
Sinas said one of his staff, Corp. Ian Puerto, was hit in the thigh. He was conveyed to the Silliman University Medical Center in Dumaguete City.
The police official said the killings can be depicted as slaughter if these are done in one spot.
Sinas respected the arrangement of the Commission on Human Rights 7 to dispatch an examination on the task, yet he additionally coordinated the Regional Internal Affairs Service and the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division 7 to check if the strategy in executing court orders was trailed by his ground troops.
The New People's Army (NPA) decried the activity, asserting that the police slaughtered blameless ranchers.
Sinas said the killed suspects were NPA supporters, yet this claim was denied by the NPA administration in Negros Island.
Eight of the police's objectives were murdered in Canlaon City; four in Manjuyod; and two in Santa Catalina.
Beside supposedly supporting the NPA, Sinas asserted the suspects were entrusted to screen cops that were incorporated into the revolutionaries' slaughter list.
In the interim, the PRO 7 seized P5.1 million worth of unlawful medications amid the Synchronized Enhanced Managing Police Operations in the previous three days.
The agents got 218, while two others kicked the bucket in the wake of opposing capture. Five of the 36 captured medication identities were high-esteem targets.
In Barangay Hipodromo, Cebu City, the Drug Enforcement Group 7 got Ritchell Betache, who yielded 100 grams of "shabu" worth P680,000.