Tag: Compostela Valley
Stray bullets at the height of the New Year celebration killed two people in Pangasinan and Compostela Valley provinces. A report said that the 17 year old victim was hit by a stray bullet past midnight in barangay Carmen in Rosales Pangasinan. The victim was just standing in front of their house when he was hit in the head. He was immediately brought to the hospital but died.
Also a 20 year old in Agusan Del Sur and a mine worker at the Diwalwal mining area in barangay Diwata Monkayo Compostela Valley died due to stray bullet. The victim was standing near a window to watch a fireworks display when he was hit in his chest. He was brought to a hospital but also died.
Four communist were killed in an encounter with government troops in Compostela Valley. According to the report officer of the 25th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army said that they noticed the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) while they were in a security patrol operation. The clash took place in Barangay Pasian, Monkayo town. Operations are ongoing to search for the fleeing rebels.
A suspected communist rebel was killed while three Army soldiers were wounded following a clash in the southern Philippine province of Compostela Valley. The clash between elements of the 5th Scout Ranger Company and 40 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels erupted 7 a.m in Barangay Paloc in Maragusan town. The clash ended after almost an hour. The operating troops recovered four improvised explosive devices, foodstuff, subversive documents and assorted ammunition from the rebels who fled towards unknown direction. The government troops have since conducted pursuit operations. The NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippine. Peace talks with the mainstream communist group have been stalled since August 2004.
Two bulldozers and three trucks were burned by communist rebels in Compostela Valley province. The report said that around 40 members of the New People’s Army burned the heavy equipment in Purok Matubas, Pantukan town. The two bulldozers were owned by Jimboy Mapanao of Patukan town while the three Saddam trucks were owned by one Antonio Liboanan, who is based in Tagum City. The military operation against the rebels is ongoing as of this posting.