Soldier pays the
ultimate sacrifice while on community service
DPAO, 8ID PA
June 15, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The people of Northern Samar strongly condemns the
terroristic attack of CPP-NPA at Brgy. Senonogan De Tubang, Silvino
Lobos, Northern Samar on June 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. while the troops
of 20th Infantry (We Lead) Battalion was conducting Community
Support Program that resulted to the loss of life of Private Jay C.
Aranzado (Inf) PA.
The fatality, Private
Aranzado is 21 years old and is a resident of Brgy Molopolo,
Macrohon, Southern Leyte who had a great passion to serve his fellow
Visayans in Northern Samar. He just graduated from Candidate Soldier
Class 463-2017. Sadly, because of blind ideologies of the said
terrorists, his life ended.
Major General Raul M.
Farnacio, Commander of the 8th Infantry Division, instructed the
troops to be more cautious while on duty and he also directed Lt.
Col. Noli F. Lapizar, Commanding Officer, 20IB in coordination with
other military units in the area to press on the pursuit operations
to put an end to the terroristic activities of CNTs against our
people within our Area of Operations.
“We extend our deepest
sympathies to the family and friends of Private Aranzado. He died
protecting the people of Northern Samar in pursuit of peace and
development.” Farnacio added.