Philippine Army

1 soldier killed, 3 others wounded in clash with NPA in Ilocos Sur

Frank Cimatu
1 soldier killed, 3 others wounded in clash with NPA in Ilocos Sur

A Philippine Army soldier belonging to the 81st Infantry Battalion died and two others were wounded in a encounter with the New Peoples Army in Barangay Dili, Sta. Cruz last Friday.

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Reports say Private First Class Jhon Paulo Federico died from a landmine explosion

A Philippine Army soldier belonging to the 81st Infantry Battalion died and 3 others were wounded in an encounter with the New People’s Army in Barangay Dili, Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur Friday, July 31.

Killed was Private First Class Jhon Paulo Federico, who hailed from Romblon. Wounded were Corporal Byron D. Denito, PFC Randolf F. Collado, and PFC Romeo C. Ittong.

Federico reportedly died from a landmine explosion which hurt his teammates.

The 3 were awarded their wounded personnel medals by Army’s 7th Infantry Division Commander, Major General Alfredo Rosario Jr, on Saturday at the Fort Magsaysay Station Hospital.

According to Major Rogelio Dumbrique of the 81st IB, the Kilusang Larangang Guerilya Southern Ilocos Sur Chapter split into 3 groups when they fought the Army.

The NPA insurgents in the area was reportedly led by Rolly Galveda aka Ka Nero. – Rappler.com