NPA attacks butcher battalions in Negros, Bukidnon, Masbate
The New People’s Army (NPA) mounted successive military offensives in response to the continuing reign of fascist terror of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) battalions in Negros, Bukidnon and Masbate.
The NPA-Central Negros harassed the 62nd IB in Barangay Quintin Remo, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental on August 14. Two soldiers were wounded. The following day, the NPA fired at a detachment of the CAFGU and 62nd IB in Barangay T-Hill, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.
The NPA also conducted six harassment and snipe operations in Bukidnon from June 22 until the second week of July. Three soldiers of the 88th IB at 8th IB were killed in the said operations. The offensives were mounted in Barangay Canangaan in Cabanglasan; barangays Can-ayan and Man-agok, Malaybalay City; and at Kipolot, Barangay Palacapao, and Barangay San Roque, Quezon.
The NPA-Bukidnon also mounted two punitive operations against the plunderous operations of a quarrying company and a despotic landlord in Valencia City. The NPA paralyzed a loader, dumptruck, breeder and backhoe in Barangay Sinabwagan and a tractor and harvester in Barangay Sinayawan.
In Capiz, a soldier of the 12th IB was killed and two others were wounded in an ambush by the NPA-Panay in Barangay Roosevelt, Tapaz on August 9.
In Masbate, around 50 soldiers aboard four military vehicles were blasted by the NPA along the boundary of Barangay Malinta and Usab, Masbate City. Four soldiers were reportedly killed, including two officials.