CNTs in Basey, Samar
DPAO, 8ID PA
April 9, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The operating troops from 87th Infantry (Hinirang)
Battalion, 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army
encountered CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) at Brgy. Manlilinab, Basey
Samar on April 07, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
The troops were confirming
information provided by a concerned citizen on the presence of an
armed group conducting extortion at the said area when they chanced
upon the CNTs.
The firefight ensued and
lasted for about five minutes that resulted to the wounding of two
government soldiers namely, Sgt Rolando M. Erilla (right arm) and
Pfc Marvin F. Llena (groin area). Some of the CNTs were also wounded
as indicated by blood stains along the way of their escape.
The wounded personnel 87IB
were immediately given first aid by trained medical aidmen of the
unit and were evacuated to the hospital using the municipal
ambulance of Basey, Samar, for proper medical treatment.
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio,
Commander, Joint Task Force “STORM”, 8th ID, PA appreciated the
efforts of the populace in providing the relevant information and
expressed his gratitude to the Local Government Unit of Basey, Samar
for the assistance extended during evacuation of the wounded
Likewise, Maj. Gen.
Farnacio ensures that the wounded soldiers were given necessary
support and assistance to recuperate and continue to serve the
“This is a clear example
that the communities have already recognized the security efforts of
the government and the populace now rejects the Communist NPA
Terrorists who are conducting propaganda and extortion in the
far-flung villages”, Farnacio added.