Army adheres to IHL, provides first aid to wounded female CNT in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON – A tip from a concerned citizen resulted in the capture of a wounded female CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) at Sitio Kamaca, Brgy. Bontongon, Impasugong, Bukidnon last September 23, 2021.

It can be recalled that an encounter ensued between government forces and members of Headquarters Force (HQF) Neo and Regional Sentro De Gravidad (RSDG) Compaq, all of North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC) last September 20, 2021 which resulted in the death of five (5) CNTs and the recovery of twelve (12) assorted firearms at the hinterlands of Sitio Cogon-Cogon, Brgy. Manalog.

After the conduct of pursuit operations, troops were able to capture Lody Han-ayan Ampildon, alias Diane, 18 years old, medic of RSDG, Compaq, NCMRC.

She sustained a gunshot wound on her left knee and was given first aid by the troops of the 43rd Division Reconnaissance Company (43rd DRC). Afterwards, Lody was airlifted and brought to Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH) for further medical treatment.

LTC Edgardo Talaroc Jr, Commander 8IB, said “Si Lody anaa karon sa CESH aron nga matambalan ang iyang naangkon nga samad. Kami nagapanawagan sa mga nahibilin nga mga CNT nga mosurrender na ug dad-a ang inyong samdan nga kauban aron sila ato usab mapatambalan. Pilia ang mabuhi, luwasa ang inyong kinabuhi, pilia ang kalinaw.” (Lody is now receiving the medical treatment she needs at CESH. We call on the remaining CNTs to surrender and bring your wounded comrades, we will give you the medical assistance you need. Choose to live and save your lives, choose peace.)

BGen Ferdinand Barandon, the Commander of 403rd Infantry Brigade, also expressed, “Ang pagtabang kang Lody nga usa ka samdang CNT ang nagpakita sa pagsunod sa kasundalohan sa International Humanitarian Law (IHL) kung diin kini nagsulti nga ang usa ka armado nga wala nay kusog nga makig-away ang kinahanglang protektahan ug masalbar. Among gisiguro nga ang mga nahibilin nga mga CNT kung pilion na nga mobalik sa sabakan sa gobyerno, ang among dawaton ug tabangan nga makaangkon og maayong kinabuhi.” (Saving Lody, a wounded CNT, displayed our strict adherence to the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) which states that armed fighters who are unable to fight also needs to be protected and saved. We assure the remaining CNTs that when you choose to return to the folds of the law, we will accept you and help you live a better and peaceful life.)

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