Breaking News: 7 Killed 3 Wounded in an NPA Ambush in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental


A total of seven (7) people were killed including Guihulngan PNP Chief Supt. Arnel Arpon while 3 others were wounded in an ambush by an alleged group of New People's Army fighter in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental on Friday, July 21, 2017.


According to the initial reports from the authorities in Negros Oriental, the incident killing the 7 people including 6 police officers happened when they responded for a reported ambushed of Guihulngan Councilor Dela Rapa together with his escort while traveling to Sitio Magtiid, Brgy. Magsaysay, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.

The Commander of the 303rd Brigade of the Philippine Army Col. Eliezer Losañes confirmed the ambushed incident and stated during an interview with some local radio stations that follow-up and manhunt operations are now ongoing against the suspected NPA rebels.


In a news report posted by Aksyon Radyo Bacolod, police authorities already confirmed the names of the police officers were killed during the ambushed by alleged members of the New People's Army in Negros Oriental.

The six police were identified as Supt. Arnel Arpon, Chief of Police in Guihulngan City PNP, SPO2 Mecasio Tabilon, SPO2 Jesael Ancheta, PO2 Alvin Paul Bulandres, PO2 Alfredo Dunque and SPO2 Chavic Agosto.

Aside from the six police who were killed, the driver of Guihulngan City Councilor Edison Dela Rita who was identified as Michael Jambalos was also killed during the ambush.

Reported wounded were identified as SPO4 Jerome De Lara, PO2 Jorie Maribao and PO3 Jordan Balderas.

In an interview with local reporters, Guihulngan City Councilor Jake Reyes confirmed that Councilor Edison Dela Rita is now safe and under the custody of the PNP. Councilor Dela Rita was the first to report that he was ambushed while riding a motorcycle with his driver on their way to Brgy. Poblacion.

Source: Aksyon Radyo Bacolod


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