1 killed as NPA rebels attack Army outpost


TAGUM CITY, Philippines—A civilian was killed when New People’s Army rebels fired at an Army outpost in Panabo City, Davao del Norte,  on Monday, a military official said Tuesday.

Captain Nathaniel Morales, information officer of the Army’s 1003rd Infantry Brigade based in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte, said Elias Acero succumbed to gunshot wounds after NPA rebels shot at the command post of the Army’s 69th Infantry Battalion in Dalisay village around 8:30 a.m.

The attack came as a lecture on peace and development was ongoing at the battalion headquarters in the village, according to Morales.

“The victim was riding on a dump truck that passed by the adjacent road and was on his way to Panabo City proper,” said Morales.

Soldiers responded and returned fire at the enemy position believed some 200 meters from the rear command post, sparking a brief firefight. The rebels then fled.

Acero died upon reaching the nearest hospital, Morales added.

Colonel Buenaventura Pascual, 1003rd Infantry Brigade commander, condemned the incident.

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  • johnllander

    Dapat lahat ng npa ay burahin na sa mundong ibabaw!!! Sila’y salut sa lipunan!!! Sila’y mga traydor sa bayan!!!

    • zandro santos

      Sinabi mo pa. Sila ang numero unong traydor ng bayan. Pumapangalawa lang ang mga kurakot na politiko. Mga salot! Dapat sa mga yan, ipakain sa pating.

  • Handiong_Haringmakabayan

    So NPA brigands, what’s the significant point here? No wonder! Terrorist tingin sa inyo.

  • Palparan

    Gusto ko marinig si teddy”bakla”casino tungkol sa pangyayaring ito na nakapatay nag NPA ng sibilyan…hihintayin ko ring pumiyok yung baklang anak pokpok na si antonioluna…

    • zandro santos

      Sayang dahil hindi na-assign ni Palparan sa Davao Region. Burado na sana yang mga salot na NPA na yan. Nakakabwisit kasi yang mga TERRORIST RIGHTS na mga yan eh. We need to have many Palparans in the military para maubos na ang mga perwisyong komunista sa bansa natin.

      Wag na tayong umasa na kundenahin nina Teddy Bakla Casino, Satur Kriminal Ocampo, at Renato BABALU Reyes ang gawain ng NPA. Kasamahan nila yan sa kanilang DIGMANG NAKAW!

      • Palparan


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