SAN VICENTE, Palawan (DWDD) – Personnel of the Philippine Marines under Marine Battalion Landing Team 12 (MBLT-12) were ambushed by armed lawless elements last September 30, 2017 in Barangay. Itabiak, San Vicente, Palawan.
According to reports, at about 6:45 AM, MBLT12 personnel on board an M35 truck and an Elf Marine official vehicle were ambushed by undetermined numbers of perpetrators hiding at a forested area believed to be members of the terrorist group New People’s Army (NPA) two kilometres away from MBLT12 Itabiak Marine Detachment.
The convoy was coming from El Nido, Palawan and were on a log run mission going to Headquarters MBLT12 in Brgy. Minara, Roxas, Palawan when they were fired by undetermined numbers of enemy that resulted to the wounding of TSgt Restituto Selvino, 30 years old, single, who was hit on his right leg, Corporal Melvin Villa, 44 years old, married, hit on the Left forearm, and Corporal Christian Day Rentillo, 29 years old, single, who was hit on his right arm.
MBLT12 personnel managed to retaliate and thwart the enemy while the wounded soldiers were immediately brought to Roxas District Hospital and later transferred to Puerto Princesa City for urgent medication. PIO PMC/MCAG