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Infested! Army official says NPA presence is strong in Masbate

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Uh-oh.

A Philippine Army official has admitted that among the provinces in Region V, it is in Masbate where the New People’s Army (NPA) maintains a strong presence.

Capt. Randy Llunar, DPAO Chief of the 9th I.D. of the Philippine Army gave this statement Monday, April 24 in a Brigada News FM Naga report.

Llunar, however, assured that government forces have been steadily cutting off the Red rebels from their areas of operation in Bicol.

As for Masbate, the official said that they would continue to focus on its security due to the reported insurgency there.