The fallen soldiers were identified as Pfc. Dario Manaois and Pfc. Jayrom Zambrona.
According to Lt. Col Perfecto Peñaredondo, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Infantry Battalion in Albay, the two were on their way to an evacuation center when the attack happened.
The attack lasted for five minutes before the NPAs dispersed in different directions.
In view of this, the SOLCOM has expressed its condolences to the family of the two soldiers killed by the attack.
It expressed its lamentation noting that the NPA rebels appear to be targeting soldiers rendering humanitarian assistance.
Despite the attack, the SOLCOM reiterated its commitment to its mandate to provide humanitarian assistance and to continue with its operations which are geared towards a more peaceful region.
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