2 soldiers slain in Davao del Norte clash
More News from Philippine Daily Inquirer
DAVAO DEL NORTE—Two soldiers, including a junior officer, were killed in a clash with communist rebels in a hinterland area of Talaingod, Davao del Norte on Thursday afternoon, the military reported Friday.
Col. Lysander Suerte, commander of the Army’s 1003rd Infantry Brigade, said 1Lt. Arvin Quedding, 28, of Guimba, Nueva Ecija, was leading one of two platoons of troops from the 60th Infantry Batallion in conducting security operation when they chanced upon New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Barangay Dagohoy, which is part of Mt. Tambuko.
Suerte said Quedding and Private First Class Alfe Caballes of Talaingod were killed in the clash, which took place 12:30 p.m. Allan Nawal, Inquirer Mindanao
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94