their 50th anniversary in Samar with a big loss
DPAO, 8ID PA
March 28, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The Municipal Police Station (MPS) of Victoria in
Northern Samar successfully repelled an attack staged by more or
less 50 CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) on board two trucks at around 3:50 a.m. today, March 28, 2019.
This resulted in three (3)
CNTs killed (body count), three (3) CNTs captured, and the recovery
of one (1) M60 machine gun, two (2) M16 rifles, and one (1) M14
rifle. Two (2) PNP personnel were reported slightly wounded during
the said incident.
Further, a passing
motorist on board a black Toyota Vios was also fired upon on the
road blockade set-up by the CNTs wounding a certain Mariquel
Sanchez, 52, Shai Sanchez, 17, Welta Tejero, 74, and Samuel Elustre,
52. They were immediately brought to the nearest hospital for
In his statement, Maj.
Gen. Raul M. Farnacio, Commander, Joint Task Force “STORM” said that
“due to the close coordination between the Police Regional Office 8
and 8ID and with the help of civilian informants, the Victoria MPS
has prepared during the time of attack and on a heightened alert.”
“The 8ID strongly condemns
the attack on the innocent civilians perpetrated by the CNTs in
Victoria, Northern Samar. This only manifests that the CNTs are not
pro-people since they are not concerned about the people’s welfare
and safety,” Farnacio added.
He was thankful to the
local populace for giving timely and accurate information in helping
the government forces fight against the CNTs. Likewise, the
Commander, 8ID lauded the personnel of Victoria MPS for successfully
defending their station with reinforcements from the 43rd Infantry
(We Search) Battalion.