Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Legazpi City, [07.31.17] – A member of local communist guerrilla front was reportedly killed in an encounter in a village of Baleno, Masbate this morning, a report reaching Camp Simeon A Ola said.
PRO -5 Regional Public Information Officer Police Senior Inspector Malu C. Calubaquib identified the casualty as Edgar Suriaga y Cervantes alias “Ka Gamay”, 52 years old, married, farmer and a resident of Barangay Gangao, Baleno town.
The joint elements of Scout Platoon, HHC 2nd Infantry Battalion, 96th Military Intelligence Company, 9th Mlitary Intelligence Battalion together with the 22nd Infantry Battalion led by 2nd Lieutenant Ryan R. Aljas has encountered more or less fifteen  rebels from Larangan 1, Komiteng Probinsiya 4 Masbate at 5:41 o’ clock in the morning today.
Government troops has recovered one cal 5.56mm M16 rifle (Colt) with defaced serial number loaded loaded with one short magazine with 10 live ammunition and subversive documents.
Elements of Baleno Municipal Police Station together with personnel of Provincial Crime Laboratory Office, Masbate Provincial Public Safety Company and Philippine Army conducted crime scene processing.
Cadaver was brought to Baleno Rural Health Center for the conduct of post mortem examination and paraffin examination.