By BicolToday.com News Team
PILI, Camarines Sur, 3Nov2015 – Rebels in Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte hit at isolated units of the Philippine Army (PA), killing 3 soldiers and wounding others.
The rebels seized 2 Armalite rifles and 2 M14 rifles during the attacks.
In Libmanan, Camarines Sur, a New People’s Army (NPA) hit team assassinated an Army trooper and seized his Armalite rifle.
According to reports, PFC Edmhol Rey Caceres with others went to a nearby market, but was shot dead by NPA hit team while his companions scampered to safety.
The incident happened on Saturday morning, two days before All Soul’s Day, at Pag-oring Nuevo, Libmanan.
In Labo, Camarines Norte, NPA rebels fired at Army soldiers guarding the EUS Construction company at Daguit, Labo, killing two Army troopers and wounding several others.
Killed in Labo were PFC Patrick Camila and Regore Anthony Aceron. The incident occurred Saturday midnight.
Seized by the NPA in the Labo attack were two M14 rifles and an Armalite rifle.
Maria Roja Banua, NDF-Bicol spokesperson said, in a statement posted at an internet blog, that the NPA activities were part of “Sabayang Bigwas” aimed at the 9th ID launched a few days before All Soul’s Day.
The 2 attacks were coordinated under the NPA regional operations Romulo Jallores Command (RJC).
Banua warned private construction companies from using Army soldiers acting as guards of project sites.
Meanwhile, Army spokesperson Captain Mardjorie Paimela Panesa admitted the loss of the Army soldier in the Libmanan attack, but withhold any news regarding the Labo incident.
Captain Panesa said PFC Caceres was a member of a squad guarding construction equipment under a development project of the KALAHI-CIDSS when gunned down.
The Army spokesperson said the project is a 6-km farm-to-market road from San Isidro to Bahao in Libmanan, while the construction equipment consisted of backhoe, dump truck and steam roller. [BicolToday.com]