Tuesday, August 12, 2008

NPAs step up terror acts in Kalinga – Army

Tabuk City, Kalinga (9 August) -- Communist terrorists operating in the province have stepped up their illegal activities with the burning of the Globe cellsite at barangay Pakawit in Pinukpuk last July 27, an attempt to destroy another Globe cell site at Dangoy, Lubuagan and the foiled attack on the Mallango detachment in Tinglayan.

This was the report of Lt. Col. Tony Lastimado, Commanding Officer of the 21st Infantry Battalion before members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council last August 6 at Laoagan resort here.

He said the current actions of the New Peoples Army (NPA) manifest their intention to instill fear among the populace, particularly those villages unsupportive of the communists' cause. "The NPAs are bent to counter our presence in far-flung barangays. They want to disrupt our outreach missions and delay government projects in those areas," he said.

The NPA strongholds in barangays Poswoy in Balbalan and Baay in Pinukpuk are taken by the soldiers and they are trying to regain them by sowing fear by their atrocities, Lastimado reported.

He said under the leadership of Col. Remegio De Vera, 501st Brigade Commanding Officer, government forces were able to repulse the enemies on all sides and decimated their strength in the Kalinga-Apayao-Cagayan area of responsibility (AOR) of the brigade.

Aside from combat operations the Army also initiated community services assisting 16 elementary schools during the "brigada eskwela" by doing ground clearing and minor repair on classrooms and other school facilities.

The 21st IB also conducted nine medical missions from May to August and served 2,578 clients on dental, circumcision, medical, and free haircut services.

Under the Kalayaan Sa Barangay program, the battalion in coordination with the 513th Engineering Construction Battalion and the 51st Engineering Brigade, a water system and a school building were completed while three PGMA school buildings and two farm to market road in Sumadel and Pasil are on-going.

Pasil Mayor James Edduba thanked the Philippine Army on their efforts to open the road to the Poblacion of Pasil. (PIA-Kalinga)


Anonymous said...

agasim man! saan nga terror ti aramid da nu di ket husto laeng koma nga pabittaken da dyay cell site. ta ni mangdadael iti aglawlaw. ken tao., ken apai kaano pai nga trabaho ti army ti agmedikal? su garud adda ti doh tapno kitan da ti salun at ti umili. style da laeng dgita tapno kuna da nga nasingpet da. ngem kina agpaysoan na isuda talaga ti terorista. inayan! makapaburik ti dara dayta inewnews yo ngA!!!

Anonymous said...

sinu met nangibaga nga ayos manpabettak cell site, apay adda aya inaramid NPA nga mayat.. puro da met sakit ti ulo..ayanna ngay dagidiay kunkunada nga balligi.. manu nga tawanen ti naglabas haan pay nakapanunot dagiti NPA ti biag da.. Mauto uto da paylaeng ken boss da nederland nga happy sitting pretty..

carl.santos said...

NPA... come on guys. youre just infecting and injecting the minds of people with words that you deem seems posible.
since nga naiyanak nak. i always talked with npa's and even feed them. and gave food to them. that was before pero ngayun sila naman ang salot. Pasakit sa budjet ng pamilya and mga educated na membro nila nooon sila ang nagballigi iti opisina ti gobyerno. They are mostly employed and even hold the top position like mayor etc.. see Abra. how the politics there. pero mga taohan nila sila ang kawawa. i know a lot of NPA in our place. Isuda ti naooto. and inooto parin mga kailyan natin na kulang sa ronung..

carl.santos said...

just count the years that pass since the \NPA was founded. anong nangyari.. WALA.. They uses you guys. its a form of a scam or a mafia, sort of, they uses the minorities just to earn something like power, money and fame.. pero mga nagpapagamit na membro ng NPA sila ang kawawa.. wake up mga kailyan na NPA life is too short. make out of it for your family.. Matay ka lang nga nakatunganga. wake up see the other side of the world