Three policemen were wounded in an ambush mounted by the New People’s Army (NPA)-Sorsogon in Barangay Putiao, Pilar on February 22. The casualties include MSgt. Osmer Edwin Apa.
The said action was a response to the crimes perpetrated by the PNP against the Sorsoganon masses. The starkest of these include the massacre of five farmers in Dolos, Bulan last year and the killing of Michael Bagasala, a former Red fighter. These operations were conducted in line with the local counterinsurgency program of the Regional Task Force Katoninongan asin Kauswagan.
Misamis Occidental. The NPA ambushed 10th IB troopers in Barangay Lampasan, Don Victoriano on Enero 30. Five soldiers were killed.
Surigao del Sur. Darwin Suazo, an active CAFGU element, was killed in an NPA ambush at Hitaob, Barangay Awasian, Tandag City on February 3.