3 CNTs dead in a
clash in North Cotabato
Battalion, 8ID PA
July 6, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – Three CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) died in a clash against
government troops under 19th Infantry (Commando) Battalion earlier
today, July 6, 2018 at 6:45 A.M. in Brgy. Panaca, Magpet, North
The encounter between 19IB
and 50 CNTs of Pulang Bagani Command 2 (PBC2) of Southern Mindanao
Regional Committee lasted for an hour that resulted in the recovery
of one M16 rifle and three dead bodies of CNTs.
According to Lt. Col.
Ehrlich Noel Paraso, Commanding Officer of 19IB said, “Civilians
relayed information to our Community Support Program Team on the
presence of armed CNTs in the area that prompted us to launch
In his statement, Maj.
Gen. Ronald Villanueva, Commander, 4ID said, “I congratulate the
dedication shown by the troops of 19th Infantry Battalion. They came
in 4ID’s area of responsibility just early this year, yet they
manage to contribute to the over-all campaign of the Division.
Further, 4th Infantry Division is really serious in going after the
NPA terrorists but, we are not closing doors for them. In fact, the
government has E-CLIP that NPA surrenderees can avail if they decide
to surrender and be a productive member of the society.”
“The local government of
North Cotabato under Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza have been very
supportive to surrenderees, both 4ID and the Provincial Government
of North Cotabato are willing to assist the surrenderees in their
reintegration process,” Villanueva added.