Field units from the 4th Infantry Division are now tracking down the rebel band who ambushed and seriously wounded an unarmed militiaman in Sitio Sta. Cruz, Baranga Manila De Bugabos,
Capt. Christian Uy, 4th Infantry Division spokesperson, identified the wounded militiaman as Crisanto T. Pangarga, 44, married, and a father of two.
The attack against the victim took place around 6:20 a.m. Three New People's Army (NPA) rebels armed with M-16 automatic rifles fired upon Pangarga as the latter was aboard his "habal-habal" and busy transporting passengers.
Despite sustaining multiple gunshot wounds, the militiaman survived the attack and is now undergoing treatment at the 2nd Forward Support Medical Platoon at Headquarters 402nd Infantry Brigade, Barangay Bancasi,
Uy said Pangarga will be eventually transported to
“This is how we care for our soldiers. We will see to it that he will receive all necessary support," he added.