6 dead in NPA, CAFGU encounter anew
Six members of the New People’s Army and one CAFGU died after an encounter ensued between the two groups in Agusan Del Sur early yesterday morning.
According to the report, the troop of the 26th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army just retaliated after 40 rebels blocked them in Brgy. Banag-Banag, Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur.
Major Leo Bonggasia, spokesman of the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division of the Philippine Army said that the NPA took hold of the bodies of their three comrades who died during the encounter while the three remaining bodies were recovered after the fight ended.
The Military is still identifying the names of the dead rebels and those who were hurt from their group.
Meanwhile, a CAFGU member was killed during the encounter as well. (Judie Anne Abejero)
Giant whale found dead in Ilocos Norte shore
A 10-foot whale was found dead at a beach shore in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte yesterday morning.
According to the report, the caretaker of the beach resort found the whale at an area of Brgy. Susugaen.
The whale is said to be three-year-old, measuring 27-inches (width) and weighs 250-kilos.
Authorities suspect that waves brought the whale to the shore during storm ‘Isang.’ (Luisito Antonio Santos)