Camp Lukban, Catbalogan City – The NPA stormed the village of Brgy Taylor in Las Navas, Northern Samar indiscriminately firing their weapons on civilian community at 8:30 am yesterday that resulted to the killing of a four-year old boy who was inside their house at the time of the attack.
Community development personnel from 63IB who were on their way to the Barangay immediately responded to the scene of the incident to secure the village and protect the people and extended immediate assistance to the victims. The troops also secured the area for investigation by the SOCO Team of the PNP. After which, the troops conducted pursuit operation as the perpetrators fled the area.
The local officials of Brgy Taylor headed by Brgy Chairperson Marie Claire Tuling are now preparing their complaints against the local communist terrorists.
The 63rd Infantry Battalion that secures the area will assist the Brgy officials and the victims in filing a criminal case against the NPA perpetrators as well as complaints before the Commission on Human Rights and the GPH-NDF Joint Monitoring Committee.
This is already the third time in a period of seven (7) months that the NPA staged their attacks on civilian communities. The local communist terrorists raided Hinabangan, Samar in September 2011 and attacked Lapinig, Northern Samar just this January.###