Matatag Fighters Clashes with Weakening NPAs in AgNor

KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte- On Monday, April 12, 2021 at exactly 6:14 in the morning, the 29th Infantry “Matatag Fighters” Battalion while on security patrol encountered more or less five (5) Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) believed to be members of Sandatahang Yunit Pangpropaganda, Guerilla Front 16A of Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (SYP16A,GF16,NEMRC) at So. Madbad, Brgy. Bangonay, Agusan del Norte.

The exchange of fire lasted for about five (5) minutes afterwards, the enemy withdrew towards northeast direction. Troops has then recovered one (1) AK47,one (1) long AK47 magazine loaded with 20 rounds, two (2) backpacks, two (2) hammock, one (1) flashlight, one (1) poncho tent, 15 kls rice with canned goods, other personal belongings and subversive documents with high intelligence value.

According to Lt.Col. Aristotle F Antonio, Acting Commanding Officer of 29IB, “We know that CNTs number is weakening and depleting remarkably now and we assures that we will continue to hunt those remaining members of the group until there is no one left.”

“You still have time to heed our calls to surrender and go back to the mainstream. Do not waste your precious life moving in the mountains and enduring ceaseless pain.The government is ever willing to help you find your ways.So, come now, surrender, and be reunited with your family once again,” Antonio encouraged.

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