CAMP Brig. Gen. Vicente Lim, Bgy. Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna -- A soldier was killed during a firefight between New People’s Army (NPA) and government troopers in Gen. Nakar, Quezon last Sunday morning.
Police said an unknown number of terrorists stumbled on the Army’s 92nd Infantry Battalion who were conducting monitoring patrol in Sitio Dadyangao, Bgy. Umiray, Gen. Nakar at 10 a.m.
The encounter that lasted for 20 minutes left Private James J. Lanes dead. The rebels retreated to the Siera Madre mountains, bringing their wounded comrades as shown by blood stains found on their escape trail.
Meanwhile in Sariaya, Quezonn, a certain Allan Albuena, a butcher, was shot dead by an unidentified suspect at 3:30 a.m. last Sunday.
The victim was outside his house when the suspect arrived and shot him at close range. The suspect escaped.