AFP suffers 12 casualties in NPA offensives in Misamis Oriental-Bukidnon

Spokesperson, NPA Eastern Misamis Oriental – North Eastern Bukidnon Subregional Operations Command

Six were killed while another six were wounded among the reactionary armed forces in seven offensive actions launched by the New People’s Army under the Eastern Misamis Oriental-Northeastern Bukidnon (NPA-EMONEB) Subregional Command since 01 July 2014. The following are the details:

  • 25 July, an NPA team harassed the 8th Infantry Battalion-CAA detachment in Km. 30, Barangay (village) Calabugao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, around 1:00 AM.

  • 24 July around 8:00 PM, an NPA team harassed another 8th IB-CAA detachment in Brgy. Hagpa, Impasug-ong.

  • 23 July around 10:00 AM, an NPA team harassed 8th Infantry Battalion troops on combat operation in Km. 30, Calabugao, Impasug-ong. Corporal Rosendo Sagun was killed in the action while another fascist soldier was wounded.

  • 4 July around 8:20 AM, one soldier was killed and three were wounded when an NPA team harassed 58th Infantry Battalion troops in Barangay Kibanban, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. After almost 30 minutes of firefight, the demoralized soldiers indiscriminately strafed on the area until the afternoon. Even after they have recovered their casualties using a Huey helicopter, they still fired two howitzer shells on the place of incident.

  • 4 July around 5:00 Amm another harassment operation was launched by an NPA team against 58th Infantry Battalion troops launching a hot-pursuit operation in Sitio Kapatagan. Two reactionary soldiers were killed and another two were wounded.

  • 3 July around 3:00 PM, an NPA team harassed another column of 58th Infantry Battalion troops operating in Sitio Kapatagan, Barangay Umagos, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental. One reactionary soldier was confirmed killed.

  • 1 July around 10:00 AM, an NPA team harassed operating troops of the 8th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Pugahan, Barangay Bunal, Salay, Misamis Oriental. Residents reported that a soldier was killed in the incident.

All guerilla units here in Eastern Misamis Oriental-Northeastern Bukidnon firmly adhere to the national leadership’s directive to frustrate the massive operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan. At all times the NPA maintains an offensive posture while endeavoring, with wide and deep mass support, to advance the people’s war to the strategic stalemate stage.