By PR | 12:30 PM June 27, 2021
An incident was reported that a certain Ruel Quizon, a member of the newly organized Trinidad-Talibon Integrated Farmers Association was shot dead inside his residence in Purok Annex, Barangay San Vicente, Trinidad, Bohol at around 7:30 in the evening of June 26, 2021.
The troops of 47IB immediately responded and conducted pursuit operation that resulted to an encounter between the army and an undetermined number of armed men believed to be members of Bohol Party Committee in Brgy Banlasan, Trinidad, Bohol around 9pm of June 26, 2021.
The firefight lasted for 10 minutes and resulted to the death of one (1) Communist Terrorist Member identified as Joel Soria @Joyjoy while captured in the area were as follows: one (1) Caliber 45, one (1) hand grenade, two (2) magazines with live ammunitions, one (1) baofeng radio, one (1) backpack with personal belongings, one (1) Bajaj Motorcycle and subversive documents.
As the remaining enemies withdraw in Brgy San Vicente, Trinidad the army continued the pursuit operation and another firefight transpired injuring a member of the 47IB caused by the shrapnel from a hand grenade thrown by the members of the Communist Terrorist Group. Additional captured in the area were USB, Baofeng radio charger, subversive documents and personal belongings.
The wounded army trooper was already brought to hospital and is now in a stable condition.
The 47IB is still in its pursuit operation as of this report to capture the suspects responsible for the killing of Ruel Quizon who just living peacefully in the community.
“The Katapatan Troopers are sending our condolences to the bereaved family for losing their loved one. We pray that the Almighty heals your heart in this time of grief. We in the army ensures that we will continue doing our duty and we will make these Communist Terrorist Groups pay for their unlawful activities”, LTC ALLYSON A DEPAYSO, Battalion Commander.