Camp Osito D Bahian, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon – An Army Team tasked to protect the civilians attending the “Magbuliga Kuy” Pamaskong Handog program at Sitio Bundaan, Brgy. Dumalaguing in Impasugong was fired upon by 5 CPP-NPA terrorists December 20, 2018, Thursday, at around 2:30 am.

Magbuliga Kuy program is a monthly activity of the LGU of Impasugong to deliver basic services jibed with pamaskong handog. The event at Sitio Bundaan, Brgy. Dumalaging, Impasugong was held with prior coordination with the Army to provide security in the area. While the army team was on its way to Sitio Bundaan, Brgy. Dumalaging, Impasugong, around 5 CPP-NPA terrorists opened fire to the team at the vicinity of Brgy. Kalabugao, Impasugong. Three personnel (3) were slightly wounded and were immediately brought to 4th Infantry Division station hospital. 8IB troopers are now on manhunt operations following the information provided by the residents of nearby Community.

In a statement, Colonel Edgardo Y De Leon, Commander of the 403rd Infantry Brigade said: “We will continue to protect the people and the Local Government Units so the delivery of basic services will be unhampered even at the cost of our lives. This terrorist acts of the NPA’s will not stop us in protecting the community from fear and violence. We will abide by our constitutional to mandate of protecting the people and the state.”