By DPAO, 8ID PA
March 11, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – An ambush perpetrated by undetermined number of CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) against two personnel of Motiong Municipal Police Station (MPS) transpired at Maharlika Highway, Sitio Malatugawe, Brgy. Poblacion 1, Motiong, Samar while on board Mahindra patrol car on March 11, 2019 at 7:20 A.M.
The PNP personnel were returning to their station after fetching water at Paranas MPS when they were ambushed to include the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by the CNTs that resulted to one PNP personnel killed and one wounded. Further, a civilian onboard a motorcycle was also wounded during the said incident.
The 8ID condemns this treacherous act which only shows that the CNTs is not a pro-people organization, but a mere terrorist group which has no agenda aside from sowing fear to the populace.
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio, Commander, Joint Task Force “STORM” assures the general public that the Army will continue its mandated duty to protect the people of Eastern Visayas and deploy troops to augment the Philippine National Police to conduct hot pursuit operations in the area.
“The 8ID, together with the Police Regional Office 8 will relentlessly pursue these terrorists and assist the PNP in filing appropriate criminal cases, and ensure that the perpetrators will face the full arm of the law,” Farnacio added.