Students long for peace after ambush

Students gathered in front of the town hall today to stress the desire for peace in Sagada. A military contingent was ambushed at a Sagada roadside border at around 10:45 pm after having conducted a leadership training seminar at Sagada National High School.

Students gather in front of the Sagada Town Hall Monday after an ambush of military personnel the night before.

A soldier was killed while six others were wounded when suspected communist rebels opened fire on two vehicles ferrying them in the town of Sagada in Mountain Province Sunday night, police said.

Field reports reaching here Monday did not identify the casualties.

Senior Superintendent Oliver Enmodias said the soldiers from the Army’s 54th Infantry Battalion were on a military truck and an Isuzu Elf when attacked by suspected New People’s Army rebels. [source: Inquirer]

Unconfirmed reports state that the casualty was identified as Private First Class (PFC) Moses Tingtingga of Can-eo, Bontoc.

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