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Sorsogon City, [08.07.17] – [Updated] A junior army officer and an enlisted man were confirmed dead while seven army soldiers were wounded in a latest in a latest rebel offensive this morning in the province of Sorsogon.
Police Senior Police Inspector Malu C. Calubaquib, Police Regional Office – 5 Spokesperson has quoted the progress report reaching Camp Simeon A. Ola this afternoon that 2nd Leiutenant Lee O. Tremedal and Army Corporal Eugenio B. Bercasio  has died in the clash with the Bagong Hukbong Bayan, while seven other were wounded in action and were identified as Corporal Gerome Tu, Corporal Edmar Lumapag, Private First Class Michael Lunar, Private First Class Jaypee Nebiar, Private First Class Mart Maximo Odsinada, Private First Class Ronel Sayson and Private First Class Rolly Cabagon.
One section of Alpha Company 31st Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army led by 2nd Leiutennat Lee O. Tremedial and the undetermined numbers of New People’s Army engaged in a fierce encounter at 5:30 o’ clock in the morning in Barangay Casili, Gubat, Sorsogon.
Troops were hit by land mines while engaging the enemy, the report said.
The Gubat encounter is the recent recorded clash in the province of Sorsogon following the bloody encounter in Casiguran last July 28, 2015 that Andres “Ka Magno” Hubilla, Miguel “Ka Billy” Himor and two civilians who were identified as Dick Laura and Arnel Borres.