The New People’s Army-Bukidnon mounted four successive offensives against the butcher 8th IB and 3rd Special Special Forces Battalion from February 10 to 13. Five soldiers were slain while 10 others were wounded.
Four soldiers were instantly killed after being blasted by the NPA in Barangay Kibalabag, Malaybalay City on February 10. Two harassment operations were also mounted in the same barangay on February 11 and 12.
A 3rd SFB soldier encamped at Sitio Elyan, Sta. Filomena, Quezon was also killed. The said military units are responsible for harassing and arresting Lumads in Bukidnon.
Quezon. An 85th IB trooper was killed during an ambush by the NPA against their vehicle on January 23 in Barangay dela Paz, Buenavista.
Oriental Mindoro. The NPA-Mindoro shot at operating troops of the 4th IB in Sitio Paraiso, Happy Valley, Roxas on January 26. Two soldiers were reportedly wounded.