June 8, 2022

BARANGAY SAGANA, Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro –                                                          an armed encounter erupted between government forces from 103SAC, 10SAB led by PLT PAUL CARLO L BAMBA; 105SAC, 10SAB led by PLT JONEL P TAYAB, together with the 403rd Battalion Maneuver Company, RMFB 4B against an undetermined number of CTG members operating under KLG-ICM, SRMA 4D, STRPC headed by Mean Santillan a.k.a. IDA in Sitio Miaje, Brgy Malitbog, Bongabong Oriental Mindoro that transpired at around 1:22 AM. The firefight lasted for about 40 minutes, afterwards, the enemy fled towards the northwest direction.

The armed encounter resulted in the wounding of four operating troops who were immediately brought to Renato Umali Reyes Medical Center, Brgy. Labasan, Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro for immediate treatment. PCpl Virgilio N Corpuz, one of the wounded was transferred to Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro for further treatment. Meanwhile, other government forces are on alert and continue to pursue the enemies.

“We condemn these atrocities committed by the CTGs for inflicting fear, harm, and suffering to the people of Mindoro Island and we firmly intend to continue the effort in fighting the insurgency within MIMAROPA Region. At the same time, I encourage the community to help us ensure a safe environment for them to live and do business,” said PMAJ JINKIE B TUGUIC, Acting Battalion Commander, 10th Special Action Battalion.