16 NPA attacks in 9 provinces
The New People’s Army mounted at least 16 attacks in the past two weeks. This shows the determination of the NPA to foil the ambition of the fascist regime to defeat the armed revolution.
Albay. An NPA unit ambused a mobile of the 93rd Special Action Company-PNP last April 3 in Barangay Aliang, Ligao City. Two policemen were killed and two others were wounded. No civilians were hurt during the operation, contrary to lies peddled by the military.
Lanao del Norte. Red fighters blasted operating soldiers at the mountainous area of Sitio Salingsing, Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City on March 30 at 11 a.m. Nine soldiers were reportedly killed and four others were wounded. In the afternoon, an NPA unit fired at a CAFGU detachment at Sitio Binasan in the same barangay. A CAFGU element was killed and two soldiers were wounded. The area is covered by the operations of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion of the 1st ID.
Bukidnon. Five soldiers were killed in a series of attacks and counter-attacks mounted by the NPA-Bukidnon against the 1st Special Forces Battalion (SFB) on March 20 in San Rafael, Talakag. Four elements were killed in an NPA ambush against a column of the 1st SFB which scoured the forests at around 3 p.m. Earlier at 10 a.m., the 1st SFB attacked an NPA camp wherein two Red fighters and a soldier were killed.
Agusan del Sur. The NPA ambushed and killed a CAFGU element in Barangay Sto. Niño, Bayugan City on March 28.
Oriental Mindoro. The NPA fired at the camp of the 203rd IBde in Barangay Malo, Bansud on March 28 resulting in one killed among the soldiers. The attack was launched 10 meters away from the camp. Terrified, the soldiers fired their weapons in all directions..
Sorsogon. An intelligence agent of the 31st IB and element of the the 31st IB was killed in a partisan operation in Barangay San Antonio, Barcelona on March 28.
Panay. Seven attacks were conducted by NPA forces against the military and police across the region. On March 30, the NPA thrice fired at troops of the 12th IB conducting Retooled Community Support Program operations in the barangays of Siya and Lahug in Tapaz, Capiz. On the evening of March 23, they attacked a CAFGU detachment in Bagacay, Igbaras, Iloilo. On March 21, they fired at operating police forces in Grasparil, Sibalom, Antique. On the next day, three soldiers were killed during an NPA ambush in Onop, Miag-ao, Iloilo.
Samar. A soldier was wounded in an NPA ambush in Barangay Poponton, Las Navas on March 6. Meanwhile, the NPA in the province also reported a series of harassment operations from February 16 to 19 which killed a police and wounded another.
A soldier was also killed in an NPA sniping operation in Barangay Tarabucan, Matuguinao, Western Samar on February 4.
Meanwhile on March 29, the NPA-Bicol reported about its armed actions in Masbate and Albay. Its unit ambushed and blasted operating soldiers in Masbate City. Two soldiers were killed and another was wounded. In Albay, it paralyzed the equipment of the Ibalong Resource Development Company in Barangay Miiti, Camalig. The company is notorious for destroying the environment and grabbing the land of farmers.