CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan, Capiz – The 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division under the leadership of MGen Eric Vinoya blasted the CPP-NPA Terrorist for destroying the peace and order situation in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.
This, after the communist-terrorists attacked a military vehicle carrying the troops of 94th Infantry Battalion led by 2LT Niel Christian Cureg using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Barangay Luz, of the said city on Tuesday evening, March 03, 2020.
“They can’t engage us in a legitimate encounter due to their dwindling numbers and armed capability, hence, they resort to this kind of desperate and cowardly action. Our troops survived from the said IED attack, but how about the city and its people? While we are busy working together towards the achievement of peace and development in this area, this terrorist group is just watching us, and waiting for the perfect time to sow fear and terror among the people of Guihulngan City. They are destroying the peace and order situation the government forces and the people is protecting of,” said MGen Vinoya.
To prevent the group from casting the same attack, MGen Vinoya ordered the troops particularly 94th Infantry Battalion to hunt the remaining members of the communist-terrorist and never let them ruin the peace effort in the area.
“The Negrenses are with our side now. We are the ones controlling the operational tempo in Negros. Let us maintain this favorable battlefield. Give these terrorists the real fight. A true fight for peace and development, and a fight for the fulfillment of the Negrenses’ will to end decades-long armed conflict!” Vinoya stressed.
Earlier, 62IB reported that following the IED attack, the troops were fired upon by more or less five (5) communist-terrorists. They were able to fight back and sustain the gunfight until the perpetrators withdrawn towards Barangay Banog-banog, Isabela, Negros Occidental. Four of the 94IB troops including 2LT Cureg were wounded, but now in stable condition after evacuated to the nearby hospital by the reinforcing troops of 62IB.
Last February 28, 62IB successfully neutralized the two (2) members of the Special Partisan Unit (SPARU) of the CPP-NPA Terrorist following an encounter in Barangay Binobohan, Guihulngan City. The said encounter is a result of the Negrenses’ vigilance in giving accurate information about the movement and whereabouts of the communist-terrorists.