• Rebels fire on Army patrol base in Quezon province, no one hurt

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    Showing lack of compassion even in times of calamities, New People’s Army (NPA) rebels fired on an Army patrol base in Tagkawayan town, Quezon province early Saturday morning.

    The incident took place around 4:00 a.m. in Barangay Mapulot, Tagkawayan, Southern Luzon Command spokesperson Major Angelo Guzman said.

    201st Infantry Brigade commander Col. Rhoderick M. Parayno said the rebels fired some 20 rounds of ammunition and four rifle grenades at the base.

    Fortunately, no one was hurt as the rebels missed their target.

    “The patrol base is on alert for humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations in the barangay,” Parayno said.

    Troops are now conducting clearing operations as of posting.

    In Irosin town, Sorsogon Friday, NPAs detonated a landmine wounding a member of the 903rd Infantry Brigade disaster response team.

    With the two NPA attacks on disaster responders, Guzman said the Southern Luzon Command will boost its security measures to provide utmost service to the Filipino people amidst the threat of typhoon “Ruby.” PNA

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