army.jpgWOUNDED IN ACTION. Army soldiers carry a wounded comrade along a stream after a difficult descent down a steep mountain trail in sitio Minaili, Danicop just three kilometers from Virac, Catanduanes, where they clashed with NPA guerrillas, killing a rebel early Tuesday morning. Two civilians were killed in the crossfire. INQUIRER/FERNAN GIANAN


2 Responses to “WOUNDED IN ACTION”

  1. Thomas Says:

    A local militia should be formed. The Philippine army should train people from the barrios of Catanduanes on how to take care of the NPA. Then assign them firearms. As married to a Filipina from Catanduanes, we would be more than happy to invest capital into this venture, so that the Island will be safe again. The NPA on Catanduanes have demonstrated that they are not freedom fighters, they are just thieves and ruffians looking to intimadate the hard working people of Catanduanes so that they can get their needs free, and at the expense of the hard working people. Again, as a Balikbayon, we would be more than happy to invest yearly into a Miltia made up of the people from the different cities and barrios of Cantanduanes, trained by the military, and paid by us. There are many people in the USA with relatives in Catanduanes, we would be willing to purchase weapons and ammunitions and send them to Catanduanes for the Militia to use.

    Thank you,


  2. Rev. Fr. Jessie Somosierra, Jr. Says:

    Thomas, the Philippine Army have the local militia we called government-trained paramilitary force, Citizens’ Armed Forces — Geographical Unit (“CAFGU”). However, the human rights groups are pressing for their abolition due to alleged human rights violations.
    Speaking of the CAFGU, they are not equipped militarily to fight against the New People’s Army (NPA) because they are only issued with the long arm caliber 22. A piece of weapon used during world war 2.
    Your suggestion as private individual or group is quite unusual. But the military needs it. If there is only proper coordination of this matter, it would be helpful.

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