discover enemy encampment in Samar
DPAO, 8ID PA
January 17, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – As of this day, the pursuing troops from 63rd Infantry
(Innovator) Battalion, who were after the escaping group of CPP-NPA
Terrorists (CNTs), were given an information by a concerned
resident, on the presence of enemy personalities at Brgy. Bay-ang,
San Jorge, Samar and discovered the abandoned enemy encampment last
January 14, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
Said operation resulted to
the discovery of the following: four bulwagans (Multi-Purpose Hall),
one big mess hall, one classroom with medical facilities, one
training ground, four caves with one supply room, one comfort room
(Ladies’ CR), five kitchens, six comfort rooms, 13 posts, laminated
sacks, one C type claymore mine, oil container with gas, 122
bunkers, two generators (Honda), two M16 magazines (long), one .45
cal. magazine, assorted wires (300 meters), 10 pcs. water
containers, one command switch for IED, eight assorted light bulbs
and subversive documents.
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio
AFP lauded the residents of Barangay Bay-ang for cooperating with
the military troops in tracking down the enemies encamped in their
locality. Likewise, MGen. Farnacio urges the CNTs to lay down their
arms, live a normal and peaceful life with their families and avail
the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP)
offered by the government.
In his message, the 8ID
Commander said that “this captured enemy encampment is a big blow to
the CNTs and on their plan to conduct atrocities in the region. It
bespeaks of 8ID’s relentless efforts in internal security operations
and in safeguarding the remote communities that are often abused and
exploited by the CNTs."