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Army encounters Communist Terrorist in Silvino Lubos, N. Samar

Silvino Lubos, Northern Samar—Soldiers of the 19th Infantry Battalion encountered an undetermined number of fully armed communist terrorists at Brgy. Senonogan de Tubang, Silvino Lubos, Northern Samar on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 1:30 p.m., local time.

The 20-minutes firefight led to the recovery of one (1) body count, one (1) M16 rifle, and other materials used in carrying out their terroristic activities such as improvised grenades, subversive documents, personal belongings, and back packs.

Lieutenant Colonel Fernando C. Engcot, Commanding Officer of 19IB said the encounter happened shortly after receiving reports about communist terrorist plan to recover their mass base and impose disciplinary actions to the tipsters of Brgy. Senonogan de Tubang, for supporting the government programs.
The said plan was confirmed when a resident, who requested anonymity, reported the presence of armed groups in the vicinity of Brgy. Senonogan de Tubang. The report prompted 19IB troopers who are presently conducting Focus Military Operation (FMO) in the area, in order to protect the defenceless residents against the imminent attack of the said communist bandits.

Lieutenant Colonel Engcot detailed further that while patrolling the area, troops under 1Lt. Jeremi Kim L. Barizo of Alpha Company was fired upon, prompting them to return fire towards the communist terrorist position.
There was no casualty on the government side but a female communist terrorist was killed. Her M16 rifle was later recovered by the operating troops of Alpha Company.

Last September of this year, one communist terrorist was also killed during an encountered between 19IB and ten (10) NPAs of Squad 2, SYP Pltn FC1, SRC EMPORIUM under Jerry Lutao @NADI/TABA.

“Once again, I am calling for the remaining terrorist who are victims of lies and deception by the CPP-NPA-NDF still out there in the mountains to surrender for them to avail of the government’s Enhance Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) and live a normal life with their families”, Lieutenant Colonel Engcot stressed.

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