Rebels Slay Soldier,  Hurt 1 In Samar Face up
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Rebels Slay Soldier, Hurt 1 In Samar Face up

May 23, 2024, 3:30 AM
Opinyon 8 News Team

Opinyon 8 News Team


A soldier was killed during an encounter with the communist terrorist group in Barangay Gayondato, San Jorge, Samar, last Tuesday, May 14.

A gunshot to the head caused the soldier’s death during the 45-minute exchange of bullets in the field. The slain armyman, who served in the 3rd Infantry Battalion, was identified as Corporal Reycon Remedio.

Another Battalion member, Private Wilson Layson, sustained injuries, including a bullet wound to his right arm.

The operation conducted by the troops was a response to numerous reports from residents on the presence of terrorists in the barangay.

Immediately, members of Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) Browser, Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee (EVRPC), swooped down and had an encounter with the rebels.

“Our troops were deployed to the community to facilitate the delivery of basic services to improve socio-economic development in the area. The people want to live in peace, free from harassment and intimidation. Let us give peace a chance,” Lt. Col. Fritz Montemor, commanding officer of the 3rd Infantry Battalion.

Maj. Gen. Camilo Ligayo, commander of 8th Infantry Division, expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the friends and bereaved family of the late soldier, Corporal Remedio.

“It is unfortunate that another life was lost in the pursuit of peace. He offered his young life protecting the residents of Gayondato to attain lasting peace in Eastern Visayas. This will not deter our resolve to continue our sworn duty to ensure the safety and security of our communities," Ligayo said.

"There will be no let-up in our operations. I further call on the remaining rebels to lay down their arms, avail themselves of the government’s peace program, and reunite with their families to live a peaceful life.”

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