Major Angelo Guzman of the Army’s 9th Infantry Battalion said police and military troops encountered five communist rebels while conducting combat operations in Tobgon village in Oas town at around 9 a.m.
The slain rebel was identified as Dalmacio Delapunta, also known as Boy.
The wounded soldiers were brought to hospital for treatment.
A cal.45 pistol and a hand grenade were recovered in the encounter site, Guzman said.
Brigadier General Ricardo Visaya, commander of the 901st Brigade, ordered pursuit operations.