COMPOSTELA VALLEY -- A soldier was shot dead by a suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebel in Barangay Calabcab, Maco in Compostela Valley on Thursday afternoon.
The victim, PFC Michael Barbo, was getting his clothes from the clothesline when he was shot by a sniper.
Barbo was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead.
The victim is a member of the Peace and Development Outreach Program of the 46th Infantry Battalion. - report from Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao