six soldiers who died at Borongan encounter
DPAO, 8ID PA
November 13, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City, Samar – The 8th Infantry Division identified the six (6)
soldiers who paid ultimate sacrifice during an encounter with the
New People’s Army (NPA) Terrorists at Sitio Bangon, Brgy. Pinanag-an,
Borongan City, Eastern Samar in the late afternoon of November 11,
The troops were conducting
a military operation in response for the persistent reports from the
civilians about the presence of CNTs in the area. While the troops
were on their way to their rebels' lair which is also being used as
a bomb-making facility, they encountered the NPA terrorists who
employed several improvised anti-personnel mines.
The valiant soldiers who
sacrificed their lives against the NPA who used landmines as an
attack are: Sergeant Rex C Jadulco; Corporal Ronaldo O Go; Corporal
Limar L Banug; Private First Class Kent Loyd M Agullo; Private First
Class Junmar D Buranday; and Private Charlie P Del Rosario.
The National Democratic
Front (NDF) including the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)
and the NPA are signatories, bans the use of landmines which they
have neglected, the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human
Rights and International Humanitarian Law. In connection with the
“Ottawa Convention” or “Mine Ban Treaty” that seeks to end the use
of Anti-personnel Landmines (APLs) worldwide to end suffering and
Remains of the soldiers
together with the deceased NPA rebel were immediately airlifted to
Camp Vicente Lukban, Catbalogan City and were transported to a
funeral home in Catbalogan for post mortem and proper funeral
services while 20 wounded soldiers are still in the hospital at
stable condition and undergoing treatment.
After the funeral
services, the remains will be transferred to the 8ID headquarters.
The 8ID gave the assurance
that immediate assistance be accorded to the bereaved families.