Sunday morning, a NPA (New People's Amry) rebel was killed in a shootout with government troops in Miag-ao town in Iloilo. The killed revolutionary, who stayed unidentified, was deserted by his friends alongside a M-16 rifle, ammo, landmines, individual assets and radical records and banners after the 30-minute conflict.
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Lt. Col. Sisenando Magbalot, said officer of the Army's 61st Infantry Battalion (61IB), "this is an aftereffect of the serious interest activities being attempted by our officers after the arrangement of conflicts a week ago".
He said its troops experienced around 20 NPA agitators under the Southern Front Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Panay Island around 4 in the morning in Barangay Alimodias in Miag-ao. There were no losses among the administration troops. This was the fourth conflict between government troops and NPA revolts in Iloilo and Antique areas in seven days.