Friday, October 30, 2015

Army company commander dies in Mindoro Occidental NPA clash



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Army company commander dies in Mindoro Occidental NPA clash


InterAksyon.com
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MANILA - Reports reaching Manila indicated that a lieutenant commanding an Army battalion was killed in an encounter with members of the New People's Army (NPA) at the weekend in Barangay Batasan, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.

Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) chief Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya identified the slain officer as 1st Lt. Mike G. Nollora, commanding officer of Bravo Company under the 4th Infantry Battalion.

"It is saddening that we lost a young commander and a good officer while serving and protecting the people of Occidental Mindoro," said Visaya.

He said Nollora was leading a combat operation to locate a band of NPA when they encountered more than 10 rebels at around 9:30 a.m.

"The 10-minute firefight led to Nollora suffering a severe gunshot wound on his left thigh," Visaya said.

Nollora was immediately evacuated to the "casualty collection point" but he died at around 11 a.m.

Visyas ordered more reinforcements along with helicopter gunships into the clash site to pursue the fleeing rebels.

"The NPA are becoming active again because of the onset of the campaign period for the 2016 election, demanding that political wannabes cough up sums of money for such purposes as so-called permits-to-campaign. We will not give the NPA a chance to extort money, we will strike them anytime and anywhere once we pinpoint their locations," Visaya said.




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