Local News: Reds Harass Army Detachment
The Bravo Company of 47th Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army led by lLt Rommel Callejo, whose detachment is situated at Bactolon, Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occi-dental, reported to Lt.Col. Rodrigo Sosmeña, battation commander, that the group of rebels seemed to harass their detachment last night. The enemy according to Capt. Rey Balibagoso positioned at a distant area. No one was hurt on the government side.
Only, the sound of firearm shots alarmed residents near the location of the rebels.
Balibagoso said, their action only shows their being desperate because the people no longer support them, considering they are supporters, then they will not create chaos on their supporters.
Lt.Col. Sosmeña alerted all personnel of 47th IB as well as all detachments under the operational control of this Battalion, because the present move of the sparu and NPA in the south West Front is desperate since they have already lost their mass-base work due to the peace and development team effort of the government. Their CASFA legal front organization in Manlocahoc area in Camindangan is already disorganized, Balibagoso said.
On the other hand, initial report from 47th IB, the Civil Military Operation (CMO) Team on their way back to headquarters from a CIVAC operation was reportedly ambushed by rebels early last night.*