Army: No soldiers injured in clash with NPA in Bohol

NO SOLDIERS were reported injured during the 10-minute encounter between the military and members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the upland municipality of San Isidro in Bohol around 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 28.

Members of 47th Infantry Battalion (IB) went to the area after receiving a call from a concerned citizen regarding the presence of around 10 rebels conducting extortion activities.

Army Lieutenant Colonel Allyson Depayso, commanding officer of 47th IB, said nobody was injured among his men, but they are still verifying if there were casualties from the NPA.

The 47th IB personnel were able to retrieve from the scene bullets from caliber .45 pistol and AK 47 rifle, magazine of caliber .45 pistol, poncho tents, medical paraphernalia, food packs, and subversive documents belonging to the NPA.

"As part of our ongoing efforts to put an end to the local communist armed conflict and stop their recovery efforts in Bohol Island, the residents' willingness to assist the soldiers by providing noteworthy information on the whereabouts and activities of these NPA terrorists is extremely helpful," Depayso said.

Depayso vowed to continue in their fight against the rebels to maintain peace and order in Bohol. (AYB, TPT)