Rebels, soldiers clash anew
Davao City (15 January) -- In a separate incident, soldiers clashed with NPA terrorists in the village of Dalagdag, Calinan district in Davao city 6:00 AM Thursday.
Lt. Col. Cesar De Mesa, commander of the 69th Infantry Battalion said residents were alarmed of the presence of armed men in their place and immediately informed authorities.
"Our troops responded to the call of residents and a 20-minute gunbattle with the terrorists ensued. We are thankful with the overwhelming support and cooperation of the residents who want their place cleaned of the NPA who have been pestering them for so long," De Mesa said.
Two backpacks containing subversive documents were recovered by army troops in the firefight. (10th ID) [top]