From the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Oct 28): Stash of rebel ammunition recovered in Sorsogon clash
A stash of ammunition for high powered firearms were recovered by government
troops after a 10-minute firefight with suspected members of New People’s Army
(NPA) in Sorsogon City on Monday afternoon, the military said.
Captain Mardjorie Panesa, public information officer of Philippine Army’s 9th
Infantry Division, said three magazines for M14 and one magazine for M16 were
found inside a backpack left by the retreating rebels after a clash with an Army
unit under the 31st Infantry Battalion in Sitio (sub-village) Puniton, Barangay
(village) Buhatan, Sorsogon City, at around 3:45 p.m. Monday.
Panesa said the soldiers encountered about 10 armed men in a wooded area of
the barangay, while conducting security patrol in connection with the ongoing
She said the rebels immediately scampered in different directions after the
No casualties were reported on either side.