manhunt vs. NPAs
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Army soldiers are still pursuing the suspected New People’s Army rebels, who left their four comrades behind after a series of encounters Friday in barangays Plagatasanon and Linantuyan, all in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.
The four rebels, identified as Jessie Abing “alias Gamay”, 26 years old, of Brgy. Nasunggan, La Libertad, Thomas Isugan “alias Edel”, 19, and Ricardo Ricanillo, 37, of Brgys. Buenavista and Linantuyan, Guihulngan City, and Dandy Demerin, 18, of Brgy Camandag, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, were arrested by troopers of the 3rd Scout Ranger Company.
Brig Gen. Francisco Patrimonio, 302nd Infantry Brigade commander, said peace and order in the two barangays is now back to normal, although clearing operations are still ongoing.