6 soldiers paid
the ultimate sacrifice for peace in Samar
DPAO, 8ID PA
April 23, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The Community Support Program (CSP) team from 46th
Infantry (Peacemaker) Battalion, 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers)
Division, Philippine Army encountered CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) at
Brgy. Beri, Calbiga, Samar on April 23, 2019 at 2:45 a.m.
Based on the initial
report from Lt. Col. Noel A. Cagasan, Commanding Officer of 46IB, his
troops were conducting security patrol at the said vicinity to check
the presence of CNTs conducting extortion at the adjacent barangay
when they encountered undetermined numbers of CNTs.
Six government soldiers
showed heroism by paying ultimate sacrifice by offering their lives
in the name of service and welfare of the Samareños. Six (6)
soldiers are also wounded. There were undetermined number of wounded
on the enemy side as indicated by blood stains along the way of
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio,
Commander, Joint Task Force “STORM” directed a pursuit operation
against the fleeing CNTs and acknowledge the civilians for providing
the information on the presence and activities of the CNTs.
In his statement, Maj.
Gen. Farnacio said that “I convey my deepest condolences to the
families, relatives, friends, and loved ones to our unsung heroes
who paid the ultimate supreme sacrifice for peace and development in
Eastern Visayas.” The command ensures that the necessary assistance
and benefits will be given to them.
“Itong pangyayaring ito ay
hindi makakahadlang at hindi magiging rason para ihinto ng inyong
kasundaluhan bagkus lalo pa nating paiigtingin at pag-iigihan ang
pagseserbisyo sa ating mga mahal na kababayang Samareño.”
“Hindi natin sila
tatantanan, hindi natin hahayaan na mabalewala ang mga sugat at mga
buhay na nasakripisyo ng ating mga magigiting na sundalo. Para sa
bayan at sa ating mga kababayan,” Farnacio added.