2 more NPA rebels die in another clash in Ilog
TWO Communist rebels died in an encounter with members of the 15th Battalion of Infantry (Molave Warriors) on Saturday April 24th in Sitio Payranan, Barangay Pinggot, Ilog.
The incident occurred just a week after the deaths of two members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) – the New People’s Army (NPA) at Purok Yuring, Sitio Dash 7, Barangay Bulwangan, Hinoba-an on April 17, 2021.
The military said troops were conducting pursuit and clearance operations following the Hinoba encounter when they received reports from local residents about the suspected wounded rebels involved in the previous clash.
The military said that in replying to the reports they met more or less 10 armed members of the Southwest Front of Platoon 3 from Komiteng Rehiyon-Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor (KR-NCBS).
The firefight lasted approximately 40 minutes, leaving two dead and an unspecified number of wounded by the NPA and no government casualties.
At the meeting place, two bodies of NPA rebels were confiscated, a Colt AR15 M16 rifle, a 45 caliber pistol, a self-made 12-gauge shotgun, an anti-personnel mine with detonators and detonators, three short magazines, various live ammunition, subversive documents and five backpacks.
“We were beginning to feel the certainty and full support of the masses. Their continued support with information about the activities and location of the communist terrorists contributed significantly to the army’s efforts to end the local uprising on Negros Island. The encounter also meant the decreasing influence and access of the NPAs in the communities, “said Lt. Col. Erwin Cariño, 15IB commander.
“We have urged the remaining NPAs to surrender now while you still have time. We know you are tired and tired of fighting a lost and abused cause. The government is sincere and always ready to help you when.” You return. ” fold the law and lead a normal and productive life, “added Cariño.