CPP-NPA Terrorist Attacks Civilians in Igbaras

IGBARAS, ILOILO – A civilian who is also an employee of Century Peak Energy Corporation (CPEC) was wounded in an attack staged by CPP-NPA Terrorist at Brgy Igcabugao, Igbaras, Iloilo at around 3:30 O’clock in the afternoon August 29, 2018.

The victim together with other employees of the aforementioned company were on their way back to their office on board a civilian pick-up vehicle after they conducted site survey and inspection when the CPP-NPA terrorists fire at them wounding Miss Shela Mae Estevez, 28 years old, Safety Officer of CPEC while the other four employees were unharmed.

Immediately, elements of Bravo Company, 61IB and CAFGU, Lomboy, Patrol Base of 12IB responded and encountered more or less ten (10) CPP-NPA terrorists under Southern Front, Komiteng Rehiyon Panay. The firefight ensued for about ten (10) minutes. No one was hurt on the government side while it’s still undetermined on the enemy side who withdrew towards the forested portion of said the barangay.

The victim was brought to Guimbal District Hospital for proper medical attention. The troops conducted pursuit operations against the perpetrators.

Colonel Benedict Arevalo, Commander, 301st Infantry Brigade urged the Human Rights groups and advocates to condemn the violent act of the terrorist organization against the civilians which is a clear violation of human rights and Comprehensive Agreement on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CAHRIHL).

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