From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Jul 31): ENCOUNTER | 1IB clash with CNTs in Bulsa, San Juan, Batangas
BULSA, San Juan (DWDD) – Troops from the 1st Infantry “Always First” Battalion (1IB) clashed with members of the New People’s Army Communist terrorist group in Sitio Coloconto, Barangay Bulsa, San Juan, Batangas, yesterday, July 30.
According to Lt Col Jonathan Manio, Commanding Officer of the 1IB, the soldiers were conducting combat operations after reports from concerned citizens about the presence of NPA terrorists that is preparing to conduct harassment to the Bulsa detachment.
While searching the area, the troops traced the enemy’s temporary encampment with more or less 15 NPA under an alias Salma of Sub-Regional Military Area (SRMA) 4C, Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee (STRPC). A fire-fight broke for almost an hour.
One M16 rifle, six backpacks, one commercial radio, one bandoleer, six (6) magazines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were recovered in the encounter site.
No one was hurt on the government side. The enemy brought along their wounded comrades when they scampered towards different direction. Choi Laura / AES / MCAG