Army vows to rescue soldier snatched by NPA rebels in Comval

November 9, 2009 11:27 pm 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 10 — The Philippine Army here vowed to rescue Corporal Dominador Alegre of the 72nd Infantry Battalion, who was snatched by New People's Army (NPA) rebels in Monkayo, Compostela Valley last November 2.

“The Army cannot leave our comrade in arms in the hands of blood thirsty communists who brag about killing defenseless civilians and unwary soldiers and policemen,” Major Medel Aguilar, spokesman of the Army's Task Force Davao, said.

Aguilar made the statement after the NPA claimed that the military is hindering the safe and immediate release of Alegre due to their continued military operations.

"If they are afraid of our military operations, then they should stop killing and harassing civilians. They should stop extorting from ordinary people and private companies, and they should release all the people they abducted," Aguilar said.

The Army major also urged militant groups to call on the NPA to stop its nefarious activities.

Alegre was snatched by the rebels during a raid in a detachment of the Philippine Army-Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (PA-CAFGU) in Barangay Casoon in Monkayo.

The rebels also carted several firearms composed of two M-16 Armalite rifle, one M-14 Armalite rifle, five Carbine and ten Garand rifles and a two-way-radio. (PNA) FFC/JLC/lvp

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