NPA strikes at Southern Panay police
The New People’s Army (NPA)-Southern Panay reported armed actions it launched in recent months against police and military forces who have been plaguing residents in the southern part of the island.
An NPA unit fired shots at the police detachment of the 2nd Platoon, 1st Iloilo Mobile Company in Barangay Mayang, Tubungan, Iloilo on February 1. Earlier, the people’s army fired at a CAFGU detachment in Barangay Tubudan, San Remegio, Antique on January 28.
Meanwhile, on December 11, 2022, the NPA ambushed the combined force of the San Remegio Municipal Police Station and the Antique Mobile Force operating in Barangay Aningalan, San Remigio, Antique. Two policemen were wounded in the ambush.
On the island of Negros, the NPA-Southwest Negros struck at soldiers of the 15th IB in an encounter in Sitio Malipayon, Barangay San Jose, Sipalay City on January 18. Three 15th IB soldiers were confirmed killed while seven were injured.
The NPA-North Negros also fired at the CAFGU detachment in Barangay Bandila, Toboso, Negros Occidental on January 31.