The New People’s Army (NPA)-Northern Samar confiscated four firearms during its successful against a detachment of the Alpha Company, 63rd IB at Sitio Little Lanubi, Barangay Lanubi (EJ Dulay), Lao-ang, Northern Samar on May 21, 4 a.m. The NPA blasted and fired shots at the detachment. Three R4 rifles, a pistol, magazines, ammunition and other military equipment were seized during the raid. Three soldiers, including two officials, were killed during the 30-minute encounter. Meanwhile, the NPA paid tribute to Ka Yulo who was martyred during the offensive.
The 63rd IB was among the battalions that besieged Marawi. When the battalion was redeployed in Northern Samar, it troopers served as security forces of private contractors delivering road projects in the area.
After the offensive, the military shelled the barangay and threatened residents.
Quezon. On June 13, a unit of the NPA-Quezon ambushed more than 30 elements of the 85th IB who were patrolling at Sitio Tanauan in Barangay Villa Nacaob, Lopez, Quezon. Two soldiers were killed in action.
The patrolling unit is part of the pursuit operation of the 85th against a unit of the NPA that attacked their troops on June 11 at Sitio Bunga in the same barangay. Combat operations of the said battalion in the area started on June 7. Three towns in Quezon were ravaged, and 16 barangays were occupied by more than 200 troops of the AFP-PNP-CAFGU.