The following statement is from Philippine Revolution Web Central:
Recent Red Army ambush vs 25th IB-AFP, stern warning against AFP-warlords clique this election
Roel Agustin II
Conrado Heredia Command
Front 20 Operations Command
New People’s Army-Southern Mindanao
March 8, 2010
The fascist troops of 25th IB-AFP have yet again incurred fresh casualties following the successful ambuscade of the New People’s Army, March 5, in Monkayo town, Compostela Valley Province.
The ambush, which lasted an hour at dawn on Friday, left four dead and many severely wounded of the 70-strong Alpha Coy of the 25th IB-AFP under 1Lt. Inocencio. Red fighters of Conrado Heredia Command-Front 20 Operations Command-NPA engaged the enemy at Purok 7, Brgy. Salvacion.
The ambushed troops were part of the Brigade-operation spread around the adjacent barangays of gold-rich Diwalwal: the Alpha and Bravo companies in Brgy. Katipanan to Brgy. Pasian and the Charlie Coy in Brgy. Diwalwal. Special Operations Team (SOTs), armed troops that capitalize on civilian population for cover, also forcibly conducted anti-revolutionary consultations and meetings among residents. Two days after the ambush, March 7, at around 2PM, elements of Bravo Coy under 2Lt. Dacayo held at gunpoint and harassed nine civilians in Km. 56, Brgy. Pasian. Farmers’ food supplies were also confiscated as food blockade were mounted in communities.