By DPAO, 8ID PA
June 15, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The people of Northern Samar strongly condemns the terroristic attack of CPP-NPA at Brgy. Senonogan De Tubang, Silvino Lobos, Northern Samar on June 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. while the troops of 20th Infantry (We Lead) Battalion was conducting Community Support Program that resulted to the loss of life of Private Jay C. Aranzado (Inf) PA.
The fatality, Private Aranzado is 21 years old and is a resident of Brgy Molopolo, Macrohon, Southern Leyte who had a great passion to serve his fellow Visayans in Northern Samar. He just graduated from Candidate Soldier Class 463-2017. Sadly, because of blind ideologies of the said terrorists, his life ended.
Major General Raul M. Farnacio, Commander of the 8th Infantry Division, instructed the troops to be more cautious while on duty and he also directed Lt. Col. Noli F. Lapizar, Commanding Officer, 20IB in coordination with other military units in the area to press on the pursuit operations to put an end to the terroristic activities of CNTs against our people within our Area of Operations.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Private Aranzado. He died protecting the people of Northern Samar in pursuit of peace and development.” Farnacio added.