On March 31, 2019, Major General Jose C Faustino Jr, Commander 10ID with his Staffs and Brigadier General Gilbert F Saret, Commander of 1001st Brigade visited the wounded personnel of 71IB and subsequenty gave Wounded personnel medal at Metro Davao Medical And Research Center, J.P. Laurel Ave, Poblacion District, Davao City.

It can be recalled that troops 71IB under 10ID encountered undetermined number of CNTs believed to be members of WGF2, SRC2, SMRC at So Mangurayan, Brgy Anitapan, Mabini, CVP on 280130 March 28 2019, 1:30a.m.

The enemy withdrew towards northeast direction. The encounter resulted to One (1) Wounded-In-Action identified as Cpl Mac Alene D Quezada on the govt side and Two (2) Enemy killed. Moreover, a certain Arnel Ramos Sr alias Dondon was apprehended being one of the CNTs during the encounter. Also, recovered in the encounter site were war materials: three (3) improvised 12 gauge shotgun, One (1) IED, One (1) blasting cap and 4.50 meters detonating wire.

At about 04:30a.m. of the same day, wounded personnel was extricated from the encounter site through the assistance of the barangay officials of Brgy Anitapan. Bodies of NPA were also turn over to authorities for proper disposition.

“Carry on soldier. Your commitment and steadfast performance of duty reflects the capability of 10ID in achieving our mission,” MGen Faustino Jr said.

He added, “10ID and all stakeholders are determined to finish our campaign against insurgency and care for the welfare of the troops. NPAs chance of going back to normal life lies on their will to surrender and avail of governement’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program or E-CLIP.”