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10 yield, 18 firearms recovered in Army operations in Bukidnon 

THE 1003RD Infantry Brigade (Raptor Brigade) reported a successful series of operations in Bukidnon this week from April 21-27 that resulted in the surrender of 10 communist NPA terrorist (CNT) members and the recovery of 18 high-powered firearms (HPFAs) and several rounds of ammunition.

On April 21, alias Sap-Sap, squad supply officer of Sub-Regional Sentro De Grabidad (SRSDG) Peddler, surrendered to the 89th Infantry Battalion (IB) in San Fernando, Bukidnon, along with his M16 rifle.

On April 22,  five CNTs of SRSDG Peddler, including leader alias Muloy and four IP residents from Davao del Norte, surrendered to the 56th Infantry Battalion (Tatag Battalion) in Quezon, Bukidnon. They brought four HPFAs with them.

On the same day also, a former member of HQ Loader (SRC 2, NCMRC) identified as alias Marko surrendered to the 89th IB in Maramag, Bukidnon.

Four CNT members, including the commanding officer of SRSDG Peddler (alias Kaloy), the political Instructor (alias Mars), the group medic (alias Jai2x), and a member (alias Cardo), surrendered during a joint AFP-PNP operation in Valencia City, on April 25.

Firearms recovered 

Meanwhile, a former platoon commander (alias Tonton) also informed the 89th IB about an arms cache containing two M14 rifles and one M1 Carbine rifle in San Fernando, Bukidnon, on April 23.

On the same day, soldiers unearthed two M16 rifles and one AK-47 rifle following a tip from a resident.

On April 25, three M16 rifles, two M653 rifles, one M4A1 rifle, and one R4 rifle, along with ammunition were discovered based on the information volunteered by a surrenderee. 

Bgen Marion Angcao,  1003RD Infantry Brigade commander, commended the troops and attributed the success to a combination of operations, intelligence gathering, and civil-military operations. He urged remaining CNTs to surrender through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-Clip).

Angcao also encouraged residents to report any information related to CNT activities to help end their atrocities in the area.


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