Choosing to be in a Military is accepting the fact that your life is going to be in serious danger. It’s like your one feet is in the grave. you were either going to die, or be seriously injured. All soldiers are brave as much as they face unpleasant and dangerous conditions with courage.
I often hear about a lot of soldiers not only in this country going through a battle and die. They are fighting for the world peace. Never knowing that they might be going to rest in peace too. LOL (kidding) Especially in Mindanao. As we all know there is still a turmoil going on in some places in Mindanao.
Some soldiers die in a battle, ambush, etc. They always appoint those new and young soldiers to fight and i didn’t expect that my young cousin will be one of those soldier victims, killed by the NPA.
they were killed in an encounter with communist rebels in Albay early Wednesday, june 13, 2012.
here is the report:
Citing reports from Lieutenant Colonel Audrey Pacia of the 2nd Infantry Battalion, Major Harold Cabunoc said the two were killed by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA)while doing security operations in Sinungtan village in Guinobatan town at 12:50 a.m.
The soldiers were identified as Privates First Class Jayvi Villagomez and Alfredo Leonillo Jr. They sustained fatal gunshots.
It was believed that the attack was in retaliation of the arrest of Carlito Rebamba known as Ka Renan of the NPA in Tastas village, Ligao City last June 9.
Renan has a warrant of arrest for a series of murders and burning a police station in Pio Duran.
But Chief Inspector Pico B. Valencia Jr., Guinobatan police chief, had different version of the story when interviewed by the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone.
“We received the report and we immediately proceeded to the site and recovered the cadavers. Further investigations are being undertaken to identify the suspect who had fled right after the killing,” Valencia said.
He said Leonilo and Villagomez were buying cigarettes at a nearby store during a pre-fiesta dance festival in the village when the gunman approached both soldiers and shot them in the head.
The soldiers reportedly tried to go for their guns but the gunman beat them to the draw.
Four slugs and seven empty shells, apparently from a .45 cal. pistol, were recovered at the scene.
Valencia said the incident apparently went unnoticed by revelers because the blaring music at a dance hall some 20 meters from the crime scene muffled the gunshots.
it is really a heartbreak losing one of your loveones but no choice but to accept it and life must go on. cuz, i want to thank you for all the unforgettable childhood memories. you’ll be missed and until we meet again. may you rest in peace and praying for your soul. we love you cousin.