Southern Negros NPA front dismantled
Gilbert Bayoran (The Philippine Star) - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines  — A guerrilla front of the New People’s Army (NPA) on  Negros island has been dismantled, the military reported.

Maj. Gen. Eric Vinoya, 3rd Infantry Division (ID) commander, said government troopers dismantled one of the five NPA guerrilla fronts under the Komiteng Rehiyonal Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor.

Vinoya made the announcement as Col. Leo Peña was installed as commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade (IB) at Camp Leon Kilat in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental on Thursday.

In his speech during the turnover ceremonies, Vinoya directed Peña to sustain the gains achieved by the 302nd IB under Brig. Gen. Noel Baluyan.

Baluyan was named deputy commander of the 3rd ID based in Jamindan, Capiz.

As the new 302nd IB commander, Peña will supervise the 11th, 15th and 94th IBs in the campaign against NPA guerrilla fronts in central and southern Negros.              

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