8ID troops recover
war materiel during an encounter with NPA
By DPAO, 8ID PA
November 8, 2014
CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar
– Army operating troops in Samar Island recovered several war materiel
after a brief encounter with a small group of NPA rebels in a remote
area at Brgy Sto Niño, Motiong, Samar last November 6, 2014.
In a report from Lt Col
Antonio Dulnuan Jr, Commanding Officer of the 87th Infantry (Hinirang)
Battalion, his troops were conducting Peace and Security Operations in
the outskirts of said barangay when they chanced upon a team of NPA
rebels passing also in the area.
A brief exchange of
firefight followed forcing the enemy to withdraw from their position
leaving behind several war materiels at the encounter site. Among the
items recovered were one bandoleer, five long magazines for M16 rifle,
two short magazines for M16 rifle, eighty rounds live ammunitions for
M16, two back packs with personal belongings, one hand grenade and
high value subversive documents.
The rebels were unable to
inflict casualties against government forces while casualties on the
rebel side remained undetermined.
MGen. Jet B. Velarmino, 8ID
commander, expressed his appreciation to the operating troops of the
87IB for their dedication and commitment in safeguarding the
communities against the rebels.
Further, he reiterated the
government’s call for non-violence, for the rebels to return to the
mainstream society, and for them to take advantage of the government’s