NPA-ICR ambushes 50th IB

The New People’s Army (NPA)-Ilocos-Cordillera (Chadli Molintas Command) ambushed a platoon of the Charlie Company 50th IB, under the command of Lt. Pulalonan, in Aguid, Sagada, Mountain Province on September 26. Based on an initial report, one soldier was killed while another was wounded. The ambush was mounted amid a focused military operation of the AFP-Northern Luzon Command which covers five towns (Bontoc, Sagada, Besao, Tadian and Bauko) and an adjacent town in Abra (Tubo).

A unit of the NPA-Mindoro (Lucio de Guzman Command) ambushed a police truck along the highway in Barangay Pasi, Socorro, Oriental Mindoro on September 24. The police unit sustained at least 12 casualties. The said elements are being used by the 203rd IBde in its combat operations in the island.

In Camarines Sur, the NPA-Caramoan (Tomas Pilapil Command) disarmed Jose Cordial, at Sitio Mantopo, Barangay Binagasbasan, Garchitorena. Two KG9 pistols and four magazines, two .45 caliber pistols, four magazines and ammunition were consficated from him. Cordial, a pirate, was reported by residents for perpetrating several abuses, threats, and indiscriminate firing. He was also involved in selling illegal drugs and grabbing of peasant lands.

Meanwhile, the NPA-Albay (Santos Binamera Command) strongly denied that an encounter took place at Sitio Cadlom, Barangay Pandan, Ligao, Albay on October 1. The unit said that this fake news was only peddled by the AFP-PNP to justify the creation of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.