By DPAO, 8ID PA
March 27, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – A platoon from 14th Infantry (Avenger) Battalion under Lt. Col. Manuel Leo Q. Gador while responding to information from the populace on the presence of an armed group in Barangay San Roque, Maslog, Eastern, Samar was fired upon by more or less 12 CPP-NPA Terrrorists (CNTs) today, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 o’ clock in the morning.
The 30-minute firefight resulted to the recovery of one M16A1 rifle; one AK-47 rifle; one hand grenade; two landmines; 11 jungle hammock backpacks; 12 poncho tent; one cellular phone; and subversive documents with high intelligence value. No reported casualty on the government side while one dead body of the enemy was recovered at the encounter site.
This unrelenting campaign of the Army in the region will deter the criminal activities of the CNTs to conduct possible attack/atrocities on far-flung communities during the observance of the Lenten Season.
In his message, Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio AFP, Commander, 8ID said, “These CPP-NPA Terrorists are taking advantage from the shadow of fear and weakness of the community of their threat, we will not put our hands down in securing the safety and protection of community.”