• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Six New People’s Army rebel remnants, whose dismantled guerilla front was reorganized and led by a Negrense cadre, died in successive encounters with the 47th Infantry Battalion on September 7 in Brgy. Campagao, Bilar, Bohol, disclosed Lt. Col. J Jay Javines, Army’s 3rd Infantry Division Civil Military Operations chief.
Javines said that remnants of the dismantled Bohol Party Committee are led by Domingo Compoc, alias Eloy, who was dispatched from Negros Oriental by the Komiteng Rehiyonal Negros/Cebu/Bohol/ Siquijor (KR-NCBS), to reorganize rebel remnants in the area.
He added that six successive encounters, which lasted more than three hours, also led to the recovery of five M16 automatic rifles and two AK47 assault rifles with ammunition, among other war materials.
The 47IB has majority of its troops stationed in Negros Island, and is under the operational control of Army’s 302nd Infantry Brigade stationed in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental.
Javines said the identities of six slain rebels have yet to be established. It was also not determined by the military if Compoc participated in the encounters.
The dismantled Bohol Party Committee, which is under KR- NCBS, reportedly has only nine remaining armed combatants, prior to the series of encounters, he added.*