sanfernando,masbateSan Fernando, Masbate [06.13.16] – A twenty minutes armed encounter between the troops of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Batallion, 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Army and New People’s Army this afternoon in Barangay Talisay, San Fernando, Masbate.

In a report reaching Camp Simeon A. Ola, one section of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Batallion under Army 1st Lieutenant Xavier Ray M. Meneses (FS), has engaged in a firefight against twenty regular armed members of New People’s Army at around 5:30 in the morning today, June 13, 2016.

Army officials from Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Batallion has tagged the rebels as members of the New People’s Army under the Komiteng Seksyon sa Platun -2 [KSPN – 2], Larangang Gerilya North operating in Barangay  Talisay, San Fernando, Masbate.

Government troops has recovered two backpacks, one magazine for AK-47 with ammunitions, and five M203 ammunition from the scene of encounter. No recorded casualty on government side.

Recovered pieces of evidence are now under the custody of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Batallion.