Three persons were killed in renewed fighting in the Philippines two on the rebel side and one soldier this comes a day after the Philippine president reported to members of the Military of her order to wipe out the insurgency in two years.
… Three killed in Camarines Sur clash – A soldier and two communist guerrillas have been killed in a battle in Camarines Sur, the military said. An Army Scout Ranger unit clashed with a five-member New People's Army (NPA) patrol at dawn in a village near Buhi town on the Bicol peninsula, leaving a ranger and two NPA rebels dead, a military report said. …  ABS-CBNNews.com
While today's clash in the Bicol region is part of the day to day activities of the insurgency that has claimed over 40,000 lives on all side since 1969.
The new offensive versus NPA bared by Government earmarks over One Billion pesos in funds to be used for a 'intensified campaign' versus the rebels.
Reports linking to statements of government on this below:
- No letup in military operations against communist rebels — Bunye
- PGMA cites importance of teamwork not only in sports but in fight vs. terrorism and poverty
- Malacanang scoffs at report on attempts to infiltrate PSG
- PGMA commends military, police authorities for arrest of a suspected terrorists