Major General Fernando Trinidad, commander of 9ID
, urged other Communist rebels to "lay down their arms and return to the comfort of their families and friends."
Private First Class Jhonny Franco, 31, a member of 9ID
's intelligence unit based in Camp Elias Angeles in Pili town, was attacked by three unidentified gunmen at 10:03 a.m.
Ferozaldo Paul Regencia, 9ID
spokesperson, said more than 80 rebels had surrendered to the military in the Bicol region.
He is a discharged Army serviceman who served with the Military Intelligence Battalion (MIB) of the 9th Infantry Division (9ID
), Philippine Army stationed in Bicol region, the PNP said.
A suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebel was slain on Wednesday in a clash with Army troopers in a hinterland village of Capalonga town in Camarines Norte province, a report reaching the Army's 9th Infantry Division (9ID
Chief Inspector Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5) spokesperson said that the BuCor chief's son and namesake, Nicanor Faeldon, Jr., 32, was arrested when a composite team from the City Police Drug Enforcement Unit (CPDEU), Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU), City Mobile Force Company (CMFC), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, 9MIB and 9ID
, with a search warant on hand, conducted a drug raid at the residence of Russel Lanuso, alyas 'Bubbles' in Zone 4, San Miguel St., Brgy Mabolo, Naga City.
Mardjorie Paimela Panesa, public information officer of the 9th Infantry Division (9ID
) based in Camp Elias Angeles in Pili, Camarines Sur, said 15 soldiers from the 5th Scout Ranger Company were pinned with Gold Cross Medals, the third highest military award given to soldiers, while 20 others from 31IB were given Bronze Cross Medals.
Joash Pramis, spokesperson of the 9th Infantry Division (9ID
) said that the local police and 2nd Infantry Batallion (2IB) were conducting routine operations when they encountered 7 suspected NPA rebels.
Calubaquib said that including the PRO-5, NICA regional office here, the Armed Forces of the Philippines - 9ID
, and the Bureau of Customs has its role in maintaining the peace and order in every port of the region.
Captain Joash Pramis, spokesman of the army's 9th Infantry "Spear" Division (9ID
), identified the fatality as 2nd Lieutenant Jason Frederick P.
Captain Joash Pramis, army's 9th Infantry Division (9ID
) spokesman, said combat troops from the army's 31st Infantry Battalion (31IB) were responding to a report that 11 heavily-armed men were roaming Barangay Recto when they encountered the rebels.
Captain Joash Pramis, spokesman of the army's 9th Infantry Division (9ID
), said the clash happened at 12:40 p.m.