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Army foils Communist-Terrorist Group extortion activities in Guihulngan City

CAMP GERONA, Murcia, Negros Occidental – The 62nd Infantry “Unifier” Battalion troops was able to preempt the extortion and intimidation activities of the Communists Terrorists Group (CTG) in Sitio Cambairan, Brgy Trinidad, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental after an encounter ensued on August 16, 2022 (Tuesday).

Accordingly, the troops received information from the populace regarding the presence of armed NPAs conducting extortion activities among the local populace of of Brgy Trinidad, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, who reported their presence. Troops of 62IB then responded to the information which led to a ten-minute firefight against more or less 10 NPA communist terrorist Group.

There was no reported casualty on the government side while (2) two NPAs are believed to have been wounded based on bloodstains found in the encounter site. Pursuit operations is being conducted against the fleeing NPAs.

Meanwhile, Brigadier General Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Brigade Commander commended the relentless efforts of 62IB “Unifier” troops headed by Lt.Colonel William Pesase, Battalion Commander in the area in Central Negros.

“Our locals even in far flung areas are now aware of the lies and deceptions by the Communist NPA Terrorists which have been the source of misery of the populace of Brgy Trinidad. The residents of Guihulngan have had enough of the NPA terrorists’ lies, deceptions and “extortion activities” in their community who does nothing but only terrorize and extort them.” BGen Pasaporte added.

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