By PR | 06:25 PM December 28, 2022
The Army’s 47th Infantry (Katapatan) Battalion encountered more or less ten remnants of NPA’s Bohol Party Committee, Komiteng Rehiyon-Negros Cebu Bohol Siquijor in Sitio Bajong, Barangay Baunos, San Isidro, Bohol on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
This, after the local populace of the said barangay tipped off the soldiers on the presence and whereabouts of the CPP-NPA conducting extortion activities in the area. The troops promptly responded, resulting in an encounter at around 10 a.m. The firefight ensued for about 10 minutes.
No casualty was reported on the government while undetermined on the enemy side.
Recovered in the encounter site were ammunitions for Cal.45 pistol, ammunitions for AK-47 rifle, Magazine for Cal.45 pistol, Poncho tents; medical paraphernalia; food packs; personal belongings; and subversive documents.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to put an end to the local communist armed conflict and stop their recovery efforts in Bohol Island, the residents’ willingness to assist the soldiers by providing noteworthy information on the whereabouts and activities of these NPA terrorists is extremely helpful,” said Lt Col Allyson Depayso, the commanding officer of 47IB.
LTC Depayso assured the people that the Army in Bohol will continue to battle bravely and boldly against NPAs to uphold a just and lasting peace on the island.