JUDY F. PARTLOW
Hot pursuit operations against suspected New People’s Army rebels that government troopers encountered in Siaton, Negros Oriental, Thursday, continued without let up yesterday despite the bad weather that hampered the attempt to bring in the Army’s K-9 sniffing dog, Col. Marion Sison, commander of the 79th Infantry Battalion, said.
The dog was to be used in tracking down the suspected rebels through the items recovered at the encounter site in Sitio Danao, Brgy. Apoloy in Siaton, that included two jungle hammocks, two backpacks, a gas stove, a communist flag, personal belongings and subversive documents.
Sison said a civilian and a former NPA rebel informed the Army of the presence of armed men in the area.