2 Marines killed in Palawan encounter

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TWO Marine soldiers were killed and several others were wounded on Thursday morning following a two-hour long firefight between troops of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-12 (MBLT-12) and a group of unidentified armed group in a remote village in Bataraza town in Palawan.

Reports reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Operation Center in Camp Crame said the encounter took place in the vicinity of a local dam in Barangay Bono-Bono, Bataraza town.

The same report identified one of the two troopers killed as Corporal Alex De Guzman.

The troops were conducting combat patrol operation in the vicinity of a dam when they chanced upon an undetermined number of armed men in the area.


A firefight ensued which lasted for almost two hours and resulted in the killing of two Marine troopers, and an undetermined number wounded on the enemy side.

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  1. Sad day for those families of the Marines who were killed. It will only get worse once the Palawan to Sabah ferry becomes operational. It will provide easy access for more Islamic terrorists to enter into the Philippines. To ensure the security of the nation it is time to seal the borders and points of entry.

    How many more soldiers and innocent civilians must die before the government fully understands the threat?

  2. Bad news for Tourism Industry. Truly there is a need for strong Military to keep our Phil Island safe.