Troops abort CNTs
plenum in Calubian, Leyte
DPAO, 8ID PA
December 13, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – A composite platoon from 78th Infantry (Warrior)
Battalion and 93rd Infantry (Bantay Kapayapaan) Battalion under the
802nd Infantry (Peerless) Brigade encountered more or less 20
members of the CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) with two amazons at Brgy.
Anislagan, Calubian, Leyte, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 A.M.
A tip from a concerned
citizen on the presence of an armed group conducting recruitment and
extortion activities at the said area led to a 30-minute firefight
that resulted in the recovery of one M16 rifle, two homemade
shotguns, assorted ammunition, personal belongings and CNT documents
with high intelligence value.
There was no reported
casualty on the government side and there are some information of
casualties on the enemy side.
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio
AFP, Commander, 8ID lauded the operating troops for a job well-done
and highlighted the trust and confidence of the community to our
soldiers which led to successful conduct of combat operation in that
“Credit is due to the
populace for this successful internal security operations by your
Army, as this will give us more inspiration and determination to
pursue peace and development in vulnerable and marginalized
communities that are often abused by these CPP-NPA Terrorists,”