Army 61st IB clash with NPAs in Iloilo town


ILOILO CITY — Troops of the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion on Tuesday clashed with the members of the New People’s Army in Barangay Lampaya, Leon, Iloilo.

This was confirmed by 61st IB Commander Lieutenant Colonel Sisenando A. Magbalot, Jr., in an interview.

Magbalot said the encounter started at around 10:30 this morning and lasted for about a few hours.

No troops were hurt during the encounter, he confirmed.

Currently, he said that they are still conducting clearing operations in the area. Cindy Ferrer/