The communist terrorists once again demonstrated their anti-people and anti-poor color when they launched a terroristic attack against government officials who just came from distributing Social Amelioration Cash to Masbatenos in different barangays of Monreal who are severely affected by the COVID 19 Pandemic.
The dastardly act resulted in the injuries of a policeman who has endured a shrapnel from an explosion of anti-personel mine in the head and a civilian employee who sustained gunshot wound at his back.
JTFB Commander MGen Trinidad said that this is the Comunist Terrorists’ desperate attempt to show that they can still launch attacks despite the heavy casualties and losses they suffered during recent encounters with elements of the 2nd Infantry (Second to None) Battalion.
It can be recalled that the government forces dealt a decisive blow to the CTGs when they recovered a total of 16 high powered firearms, anti personel mines and different subversive equipment and supplies after the encounter in Brgy Salvacion on 19 April 2020. It is also believed that the CTG suffered huge casualties as attested by witnesses who saw the fleeing terrorists dragging with them their dead and wounded comrades.
He further urged the 2IB under LTC Siegfried Felipe F Awichen to continue protecting the people of Masbate from the scourge of Communist Terrorism and help the LGUs mitigate the effect of COVID 19 Pandemic.
JTFB Commander MGen Trinidad also encouraged his troops to continue assisting government agencies and the LGUs in dealing with the deadly COVID and addressing all threats in Bicol Region.
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