2 Reds killed in Sarangani encounter


Two suspected members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in a clash with the military in Sarangani province.

Eastern Mindanao Command spokesman Lt. Col. Ezra Balagtey said the firefight which lasted for over an hour took place in Barangay Kinam in Malapatan town Wednesday, January 29.

The citizens reported to the 73rd Infantry Battalion of the presence of about 10 Maoist rebels in the area.

After the clash, the military recovered M16 rifle, one M653, assorted belongings, and subversive documents.