NPA-Negros seizes 3 short firearms
Two intelligence agents of the 15th IB were killed in an ambush by the New People’s Army (NPA)-Southwest Negros (Armando Sumayang Jr. Command) at Sitio Cambaga, Yaoyao, Cauayan, Negros Occidental on April 3. A .45 calibre pistol, isang 9mm Glock, and intelligence documents were confiscated from them. In the afternoon, four 15th IB troopers were killed in an encounter with the NPA.
On April 13, another pistol was seized from an active agent of the 7th Intelligence Service Unit in Barangay Consing, E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental.
A day earlier, the NPA-North Negros torched three backhoes used in destructive quarrying in Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City. The quarrying operation has caused massive flooding in the area as well as environmental destruction. These are owned by Mayor Mark Andrew Golez of Silay City and cost about ₱16.6 million.