5 soldiers wounded in firefight against NPA in Cagayan

Danica Guieb, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 11 2017 05:56 PM

Five soldiers were wounded during an encounter with members of the New People's Army at Sitio Lingapan, Barangay Balanni, Sto. Niño, Cagayan on Saturday.

The injured soldiers were identified as Sgt. Johndick Padua, Sgt. Antonio Abarriao, PFC Recher Basyagon, Cpl. Orly Camarao, and Cpl. Villamor Bumussao.

Padua suffered a gunshot wound to his right wrist, while Abarrio and Bumussao sustained leg injures.

Basyagon was hit in the chest, while Camarao sustained an arm wound.

The soldiers in question are now in stable condition, according to Lt. Col. Rembert Baylosis, commanding officer of the 17th infantry battalion, 5th infantry division.

The NPA rebels that attacked the soldiers were said to be under a certain Ferdinand Bautista at the Simoy of Danilo Ben Command.