Posted to DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Jul 19): ENCOUNTER | PSG battle NPAs in Cotabato
CAGAYAN DE ORO (DWDD) – Four members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) were wounded in an encounter with around 100 members of the New People’s Army at 6:o’clock this morning along a crossing at the National Highway Camp 1, Arakan, Cotabato.
In an interview with LTC Michael T Aquino, PSG spokesperson, ten (10) PSG members were onboard two (2) vehicles from Camp Panacan in Davao City on their way to Cagayan De Oro City, led by a certain Ssg Lancheta, when they encountered around 100 NPA members, some were disguised as soldiers.
Two of the wounded PSG members were identified as Cpl. Rodel Ledesma and SSg Gery Torsal.
The Bukidnon Police Provincial Office, PPSC at Regional Public Safety Battalion – Region 10 is currently conducting hot pursuit operations.
Meanwhile, according to Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) spokesperson BGen. Gilbert Gapay, the PSG members were able to engage and repulse the rebels after reinforcements arrive, forcing the enemy to flee. MCAG