Troops of 4th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Philippine Army encountered an undetermined number of New People’s Army (NPAs) today, March 27, 2017 at around 9:00 AM following a sniping incident happened earlier, around 6:00 AM, at a Patrol Base in Sitio Naibuan, Brgy Batasan, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.
While scouring the vicinity, the troops encountered the armed rebels that lasted for one minute. The said encounter inflicted no casualty from the government while undetermined number on the enemy side.
However, the sniping incident caused a slight wound on the left arm of Pvt Carvey C Bande. Presently, the troops in the area are conducting pursuit operations in order to track down fleeing enemies.
MGen Rhoderick Parayno, Commander of 2nd Division, assures that the army will continue to go after the rebels until they stop terror acts they commit against the people.