PA denies New Bataan misencounter
New Bataan, Comval (19 February) -- At the Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council (MDCC) meeting held here recently, the Philippine Army denied that there was misencounter between the Army and CVO. 2Lt Franco Ver Lopez, Acting CMO Officer of the 66 IB, said, it was a legitimate encounter between the Philippine Army and NPA at Camanlangan. He said there is no CVO in the said barangay.
Mayor Lorenzo Balbin, Jr. said during the peace and order council meeting he called the other day that the rumored misencounter has no basis. He said Hon. Segundino Dultra, Camanlangan Brgy Captain, told him, that CVO is not existing in Camanlangan.
It can be recalled on February 8, 2009 the Army fired its 105 howitzer cannon following the sightings of NPA at Sitio Sta. Lucia, Brgy Camanlangan. Report has it that that there were no casualties during the encounter. In response, the Mayor convened the Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council to conduct investigation and give due assistance to the affected community. (PGO-PIA XI) [top]