Negros town provides needs of evacuees due to Army-NPA clash

By Mary Judaline Partlow

July 4, 2019, 8:26 pm

<p>Wikipedia map of Bindoy, Negros Oriental. </p>

Wikipedia map of Bindoy, Negros Oriental. 

DUMAGUETE CITY – The local government unit (LGU) of Mabinay in Negros Oriental is giving basic provisions to hundreds of displaced residents from the adjacent town of Bindoy following the July 2 encounter between troops of the 11th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and suspected members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

Chief Master Sergeant Edilberto Euraoba III, spokesperson of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, said that the Mabinay LGU, headed by Mayor Joeterry Uy, is taking care of the evacuees through its Municipal Social Welfare Office.

Thirty-nine families from Sitio Capipinis in Barangay Nalundan in Bindoy who fled their homes are now temporarily staying at the covered court in Barangay Abis in Mabinay town.

Another nine families or a total of 37 individuals are also temporarily staying at the Calatagan Elementary School in Bindoy.

The villagers left their homes after the encounter that took place around 4:45 p.m. last Tuesday in Sitio Samac Gamay of Barangay Nalundan.

Euraoba said the evacuees are expected to stay for at least five days before returning to their respective homes once the military is finished conducting clearing operations. (PNA)