one high powered firearm from the CNTs
DPAO, 8ID PA
July 24, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – A team from Bravo Company of 87th Infantry (Hinirang)
Battalion while conducting security patrol in the hinterlands of
Eastern Samar encountered more or less ten CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs)
along Brgy. Pinanag-an, Borongan, Eastern Samar at around 11:23 A.M.
July 23, 2018.
Troops were checking on
information relayed by the populace on the extortion activities of
the armed group when the encounter ensued lasted for about 15
minutes that resulted in the recovery of one M16 Elisco rifle SN:
RP101724. Also recovered were five civilian backpacks containing
documents used for CNTs Ideological Political Organizational (IPO)
works, and one detonating cord.
Wounded was PFC Eric L.
Alegria who was hit on his right shoulder while there were
undetermined casualties on the enemy side.
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio,
Commander 8ID commended the troops for their utmost dedication in
performing their mandated duty and urged them to be aggressive
against the CNTs who continue to harass civilian communities.
In his statement, Maj.
Gen. Farnacio said that, “While our troops intensify Internal
Security Operations and Community Support Programs to deliver the
basic services of the government and to protect the people, the
local terrorists CNTs continue their extortion activities and other
criminal acts that instill fear and anxiety in the hearts and minds
of peace-loving Filipinos.”
“I urged you to lay down
your arms and avail of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration
Program (E-CLIP) of the government. You are fighting a bloody and
senseless war only for your Bosses abroad who are in safe areas and
living in a very comfortable lifestyle.”