From the Philippine News Agency (may 4): NPA attacks CAFGU Patrol Base
A patrol base of the Civilian Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) located
at a remote village of a northern municipality in Agusan del Norte, was
attacked by members of the CPP/NPA rebels early Saturday morning, a senior
military official said.
In a local radio interview, Lt. Col. Potenciano Camba, commanding officer of
the 3rd Special Forces Battalion, confirmed reports that about 50 NPA rebels
staged an attack against the CAFGU patrol base located at San Antonio, RTR
Agusan del Norte 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
However, the well-entrenched defenders fought back and drove away the
"Our base defenders were prepared and well-entrenched and we have sent
the reinforcement on time, that's why the attack was unsuccessful," Camba
said. The military official said pursuing troopers were able to recover arms,
landmines and other personal belongings left in haste by the fleeing rebels.
Camba also said that this was the second failed attempt of the rebels in
attacking the said patrol base. The first happened on January last year. Lt.
Col. Camba said that they are now ascertaining if the attackers came from the
NPA's Guerilla Front 21.