NPA camp seized by
government troops in Northern Samar
By 20th Infantry Battalion,
January 26, 2013
BRGY. MAGSAYSAY, Lope de
Vega, Northern Samar – A newly abandoned communist
terrorist’s camp was recently discovered by government security forces
at Sitio Catmaalad, Barangay Mckinley, Catarman, Northern Samar at
around 9:30 in the morning today, January 26, 2013.
Lieutenant Colonel Noel A
Vestuir, 20IB’s Commanding Officer, in his report to 803rd Brigade
Commander, Colonel Rolando Malinao, said the camp was seized by the
operating troops of 20IB 1LT Raul Delos Santos.
The camp has fifteen (15)
hastily destroyed bunkers that can accommodate more or fifteen to
twenty communist terrorists, one (1) kitchen, one (1) comfort room,
and has just been abandoned by the CTs as they evade armed engagement
with the operating troops. The camp was seized after 20IB launched
sustained combat operations in the area of Catarman in response to the
information tipped-in by some residents in the nearby barangays of the
presence of armed men roaming in the area extorting money and food
stuffs from the peace-loving people.
The recent accomplishments
by the 20IB troops against the NPAs in the area of 1st district of
Northern Samar have disrupted the impending terroristic activities
that are being hatched to be conducted by the NPA. The government
troops has dislodged them from their guerilla camps and cut-off their
supply support lines that they forcibly take from the residents in the
The discovery and seizure of
the said camp in the area was made possible by the information
provided by local populace and is a clear indication that enemy
revolutionary organization has already alienated the people and the
communities where they got their support through their forced
LTC Vestuir, 20IB’s
Commanding Officer commended his troops for a job well done. He also
thanked the continued support of the people in the government’s
efforts of “Winning the Peace”.
“Through the timely and
accurate information tipped by the residents, our troops were able to
discover the NPA encampment, a staging place of their terroristic
activities in the area. The seizure of the said NPA encampment is a
big blow to the CTs considering that we have denied them of their safe
haven and sanctuary and once again proven that the people are with us
in our pursuit for peace in this part of the country”, Vestuir said.
Vestuir also calls for the
fleeing Communist Terrorists to lay down their arms in order to once
again live decent and normal lives along with their families.