AFP suffered casualties, NPA unharmed in Jan. 11 ambush by the Arnulfo Ortiz Command in Samar
The Efren Martires Command of the New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas belies the claims of the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army that the NPA suffered heavy casualties in a battle last January 11 at past 4 p.m. in Barangay Bay-ang, San Jorge, Samar. It was in fact the Armed Forces of the Philippines that suffered nine confirmed wounded in action and seven unconfirmed killed in action, while the NPA had no casualties, according to the latest report of the Arnulfo Ortiz Command. The NPA turned the tables on the troops of fascist GRP President Duterte and ambushed them as the soldiers were on an offensive operation. Red fighters of the Arnulfo Ortiz Command also successfully carried out a harassment operation against Duterte’s troops last Jan. 17 at past 3 p.m., with details to follow. Meanwhile, the Efren Martires Command calls on the AFP to observe the GRP-NDFP Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law after continuous military operations and overflights by military helicopters have forced the residents of Barangay Bay-ang to evacuate to the San Jorge town center and demand the intervention of the local government so they could return to their community and livelihood.