By DPAO, 8ID PA
January 17, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – As of this day, the pursuing troops from 63rd Infantry (Innovator) Battalion, who were after the escaping group of CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs), were given an information by a concerned resident, on the presence of enemy personalities at Brgy. Bay-ang, San Jorge, Samar and discovered the abandoned enemy encampment last January 14, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
Said operation resulted to the discovery of the following: four bulwagans (Multi-Purpose Hall), one big mess hall, one classroom with medical facilities, one training ground, four caves with one supply room, one comfort room (Ladies’ CR), five kitchens, six comfort rooms, 13 posts, laminated sacks, one C type claymore mine, oil container with gas, 122 bunkers, two generators (Honda), two M16 magazines (long), one .45 cal. magazine, assorted wires (300 meters), 10 pcs. water containers, one command switch for IED, eight assorted light bulbs and subversive documents.
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio AFP lauded the residents of Barangay Bay-ang for cooperating with the military troops in tracking down the enemies encamped in their locality. Likewise, MGen. Farnacio urges the CNTs to lay down their arms, live a normal and peaceful life with their families and avail the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) offered by the government.
In his message, the 8ID Commander said that “this captured enemy encampment is a big blow to the CNTs and on their plan to conduct atrocities in the region. It bespeaks of 8ID’s relentless efforts in internal security operations and in safeguarding the remote communities that are often abused and exploited by the CNTs."