Placer, Surigao del Norte – The troops of 30th Infantry Battalion (30IB) clash with the CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) in the hinterland of Barangay Tolingon, Mainit, Surigao del Norte, today, 11:10 AM, February 12, 2020.

The encounter was a result of reported presence of the CNTs who were trying to extort money, and recover their former mass base supporters.

Lt. Col. Villarosa in a statement said, “The information coming from the civilian shows the strong resistance of the brgy from CNTs ideologies.”

As we recall, last November 4,2019, the civilians in the area had declared the CPP-NPA Terrorist and their legal Fronts organization as Persona-Non-Grata (PNG) or unwelcome in their barangay.

“The continues declaration of the PNG of every baranggay limits the mobility corridor of the CNTs. Whenever the civilian saw these terrorist, they immediately call our attention. With that, we advice the CNTs to surrender before it’s too late. Your space is getting smaller, the people has already turns back on you. The government is sincere in its offer of peace, Villarosa ended.