Posted to DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Jul 31): FIREFIGHT | PH Marines engages NPAs in Southern Palawan anew
PALAWAN (DWDD) – Philippine Marine forces engaged the terrorist New People’s Army near the border of Rizal and Bataraza Town in southern Palawan.
According to Lt. Col. Danilo Facundo, commanding officer of the Marine Battalion Landing Team – 4, the latest encounter occurred at the boundary of Barangay Malihud in Bataraza and Barangay Culasian in Rizal, which was the third of similar skirmishes between the two forces since the government launched “focused military operations” to run after the insurgents.
Based on reports, the marines, led by 1Lt. Geovanni Bangoy, engaged the terrorist group which fled the area carrying with them their wounded companions. Recovered from the encounter site were a homemade shotguns and a mobile phone.
The first encounter between military forces and the NPA occurred on July 21 at Sitio Kambingan, Malihud. The second followed on July 23, also in the same barangay but in the area of Sitio Ilyan. WESCOM / MCAG
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