PRESSS RELEASE – 203rd Infantry Brigade, PA
Bansud, Oriental Mindoro – The 203rd Brigade under BGen Antonio Parlade Jr received reports that at about 8:30 pm yesterday (November 3), Troops of 4th Infantry Battalion, upon reports from concerned residents, conducted security operations at sitio Anapla, Brgy Don Pedro (previously reported as Sitio Bait, Brgy Panaytayan) Mansalay and encountered a group of about 10 local terrorists on board four (4) motorcycles. Firefight ensued for 5 minutes leaving one (1) NPA dead, one (1) Caliber 45 pistol, two (2) 5-gallons of assorted ammunitions and 100 pcs of M16 magazines and three (3) motorcycles. No casualty was reported from the government side.
BGen Parlade, Commander of 203rd Brigade directed troops to conduct pursuit operations in order to track down said local terrorists.
MGen Rhoderick Parayno, Commander 2ID, said that NPAs are still persistent in their efforts of using violent means following pronouncements of them being branded as terrorists. ”The series of encounter within Region 4 is a clear manifestation of the people’s support of the AFP’s campaign against insurgency. Such support from the local residents is the driving force for the eventual demise of these terror group which have long oppressed the Filipinos. ” MGen Parayno added.
Source Halcon Star Online, 2017-12-04 14:51:39