Legazpi City, [11.12.17] – A members 5th Regional Public Safety Battalion – Bravo Company, 3rd Maneuver Platoon based at Barangay Canares, Batuan, Masbate were the latest victims of local communist atrocities – leaving one dead and wounded this morning, Camp Simeon A. Ola report said.
According to Police Regional Office – 5 Spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Malu C. Calubaquib, the ambush was staged against the two members of 5th Regional Public Safety Battalion – Bravo Company, 3rd Maneuver Platoon in the vicinity of Barangay Buyo, San Fernando, Masbate around 9:00 o’ clock in the morning today.
The victims were identified as PO1 Matthew Galindez Baybayon, member of 5th Regional Public Safety Battalion – Bravo Company, 3rd Maneuver Platoon and PO1 Edgarde Artocillo Demingoy all assigned at Barangay Canares, Batuan, Masbate.
PO1 Matthew Galindez Baybayon was killed, while PO1 Edgarde Artocillo Demingoy was wounded.
Local communist terrorist were tagged to be behind the ambush who also carted the issued firearms of their victims.
Issued firearms of PO1 Matthew Galindez Baybayon’s, [9mm Beretta with serial number M11845Z] and PO1 Edgarde A. Demingoy’s, [9mm Beretta with serial number M11344Z] were carted away by said armed men.
The composite team of San Fernando Municipal Police Station and 22nd IB, 9ID, Alpha Company Patrol Base located at Bayanihan, San Fernando, Masbate proceeded to the place of incident disclosed that while the victims were on their way back to Patrol Base located at Barangay Canares, Batuan, Masbate after intelligence monitoring was ambushed by undetermined numbers of armed men from the local communist terrorists, spot report disclosed.
Responding government troops recovered pieces of evidence from the crime scene are the following; one (1) empty shell for M203, thirty-one (31) fired cartridges for M16, one (1) live ammunition for M16, five (5) fired cartridges for M14, three (3) fired cartridges for AK47, one (1) live ammunition for AK-47.