between Army Soldiers and NPA rebels in Ormoc City, Leyte
802nd Infantry Brigade
June 27, 2018
ORMOC CITY, Leyte –
An encounter with members of the lawless Communist Terrorist Group,
locally known as the Front Committee Leyte, New People’s Army and
units under this command, took place in Brgy Mahayahay, Ormoc City,
Leyte wounding one (1) soldier, during the firefight on Tuesday
morning June 26, 2018.
First Lieutenant Sheenan
D. Kub-Aron, Platoon Leader of the Alpha Company, 93rd Infantry
Battalion, operationally under 802nd Brigade Philippine Army under
the command of Brigadier General Lope C. Dagoy, Armed Forces of the
During the encounter
troops of Lieutenant Kub-Aron responded to an information regarding
the presence of communist rebels in Brgy Mahayahay, Ormoc City,
Around 7 a.m. the NPA
members allegedly fired upon the approaching government troops.
During the exchange of fire, the communist rebels allegedly
detonated an improvised landmine wounding a soldier.
Following are the
recovered items during the encounter: One (1) M16A1 Rifle with SN
RPA 82287; Three (3) bandoleer; Twenty-eight (28) magazines with
ammo; Thirty (30) rounds of Cal .9mm ammo; One (1) Air gun; Four (4)
IEDs; Sixteen (16) blasting caps; One (1) laptop computer; Two (2)
USB drive; Two (2) card reader; One (1) tablet phone; Fourteen (14)
cellular phones; Two (2) transistor radios; One (1) solar charger;
One (1) tear gas; One (1) flash light; Five (5) sword (bolo); Three
(3) wrist watch; Subversive documents; Personal belongings; Assorted
can goods and rice; Two (2) cocking pot.
1-stethoscope, 1-blood pressure kit, 14-assorted medicine,
2-dextrose, 1-acupuncture kit.
encampment with the following description: Sixteen (16) bunkers, One
(1) Kitchen, and One (1) Comfort Room.
Two thousand six hundred six (2606) rounds caliber 5.56mm ball, Six
hundred thirty-seven (637) rounds caliber 5.56mm linked, and Twelve
(12) rounds .40mm grenade launcher.
Brigadier General Lope
Cellona Dagoy, 802nd Brigade Commander, expressed his concern on the
wounded soldier and vowed to continue to pursue the terrorist
communist elements in the area, and promise that more intense
operations will be conducted until the communist terrorist will
vanish in the Leyte and Biliran Islands.
"Meanwhile, we will
actively support the program of the government to peacefully resolve
all armed conflicts against peace loving people of Leyte and Biliran
Let us condemn those who advocate violence and use arms," he said.