Ten soldiers were killed and two were wounded in nine military actions launched by the New People’s Army (NPA) in different parts of Bicol from October 9 to 18.
In Masbate. The Jose Rapsing Command (JRC) of the NPA ambushed two policemen last October 18 in Barangay Buenasuerte, Pio V. Corpus. Killed were PO3 Nonilon Agbones and SPO1 Nilo Abejuela who were actively building an intelligence network in the area. A caliber .45 and a 9 mm pistol, magazines and ammunition were taken from them.
A day before, two soldiers were killed and two others were wounded when another team from the JRC-NPA peppered their vehicle with bullets in Barangay Maravilla, Palanas.
In Sorsogon. Four soldiers of the 49th IB under a certain Lieutenant De Jesus were killed and a number were wounded when the NPA detonated a bomb that hit a military truck in Sitio Cagdagat, Barangay Boton, Casiguran at exactly ten minutes past noon on October 11. The blown up truck was immediately cordoned off by Philippine Army soldiers to hide their casualties from the public. Continue reading