By ARMANDO SILVA
Spokesperson, NPA Alfredo Cesar Command
NPA Ilocos Sur Provincial Operations Command
Separate troops of the 50th Infantry Battalion (Philippine Army) have been successively ambushed by two units of the Alfredo Cesar Command of the New People’s Army–Ilocos Sur on May 1 and 2. A total of seven Philippine Army troopers were killed while at least eight were wounded in the two ambushes.