He also called on Negrenses tocontinue supporting the government forces to stop the communist terrorists fromvictimizing more people. According to the 303rd InfantryBrigade (303IB), there was no casualty on the government side, but it claimedthat at least two rebels were killed during the encounter, based on theaccounts of residents and the bloodstains found in enemy positions. Communist Party of the Philippines-NewPeople’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental over the weekend. They also found a poncho, hammock,mobile phone, wallet, and two sweatshirts printed with the letters“NPA.” “We will be relentless in our conductof focused military operations to ensure that the Negrenses will be guardedfrom threats posed by (these) terrorists,” he added. BACOLOD City – Soldiers of thePhilippine Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB) overran a lair of the Recovered from the site were 45 roundsof 5.56 live ammunition and electrical wires for anti-personnel mines alongwith medical kits and subversive documents. The discovery of the rebels’ hideoutin Sitio Sulitao, Barangay Buenavista in Himamaylan City on Saturday ledsoldiers of the 31st Division Reconnaissance Company to pursue the enemies. A 30-minutes firefight ensued afterwhich the terrorists withdrew towards Sitio Balatugan. Brigadier General Eric Vinoya,commander of Joint Task Force Negros, in a statement said the encounter insouthern Negros was part of the intensified campaign to hunt down the remainingNPAs in the island. Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo,commander of 303rd IBde based in Murcia, Negros Occidental, urged the troops tocontinue running after the NPA before the rebels could attack them. The latest encounter in BarangayBuenavista was the third involving troops of the 62IB this year. (With a report from PNA/PN) The next day, the troops encounteredat least 15 communist rebels in Sitio Bugo.