From the Manila Bulletin (May 27): NPA killed in CamSur clash
Pili, Camarines Sur — A 20-minute gun battle between government troops and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Garchitorena town, this province yesterday morning resulted in the killing of one guerrilla fighter, the army said.
Captain Joash Pramis, Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) chief of the army’s 9th Infantry Division (9 ID) based here, said the encounter broke out in Sitio Pagsurungan, Barangay Lidong in Garchitorena.
Pramis said combatants from Charlie Company of the army’s 83rd Infantry Battalion engaged about 20 members of the NPA’s Larangan 1, KP2 of the Bicol Regional Party Committee (BRPC).
One of the rebels was killed and left by his comrades at the battle site. His identity was still being established by army authorities.
Soldiers also collected two M-16 rifles – one of them with an M203 grenade launcher – and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).