NPA blasts 49th IB in Albay
A lieutenant and two other soldiers were killed after the New People’s Army (NPA)-Albay blasted a command detonated explosive against operating troops of the 49th IB in Barangay Ramay, Oas on February 15. One of those killed was 2Lt. Nico Malcampo. Red fighter Eric Veraquit (Ka Nene) was martyred on the said action.
Two soldiers of the 31st IB buying supplies in a local market were ambushed by Red partisans in Barangay Cotmon, Camalig in Albay at around 7:20 a.m. on February 20. The two were part of a unit serving as security detail to the infrastructure project of Centerways Construction in Barangay Sulong, Camalig. A calibre .45 was seized from them.
Meanwhile, a soldier was killed in a sniping operation of the NPA-South Central Negros against 94th IB troopers in Barangay Santol, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental on February 16.