Four NPA members bearing Four High-Powered
Firearms Surrendered

Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon – Four former NPA members of Platun IPAD, Sub
Regional Command 5, North Central Mindanao Regional Committee with two (2)
M16A1 Assault Rifle and two (2) AK47 Assault Rifle surrendered to 1st Special Forces
Battalion last 23 January 2023.

The 1st Special Forces Battalion conducted series of precise special operations that led to the successful negotiations for the surrender of these former rebels. The intelligence team of 3rd Special Forces Company acted based on their revelations that led to the discovery of an enemy arms cache with one (1) M16A1 Assault Rifle, twenty long Magazine Assembly and ammunition at Sitio Salsalan, Brgy. Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon, seven in the morning of January 23, 2023. Another enemy arms cache with two (2) AK47 Assault Rifle one (1) M16A1 Assault Rifle and five (5) short Magazine
Assembly was discovered in the morning, January 24, 2023.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROGER ANTHONY E NUYLAN JR, Battalion Commander of the 1SFB said, “We profusely thank these former rebels who gave valuable information that led to the capture of these High-Powered Firearms. I encourage them to convince their former comrades to peacefully surrender and be one with the Government in promoting peace in their respective communities. The government has programs designed for surrenderees and they can avail of those opportunities for employment through their LGUs”.

COLONEL MICHELE B ANAYRON JR, Commander of the 403rd Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, issued his statement, “We are very optimistic to dismantle the remaining Guerilla Fronts in the area of operation and declare the whole Bukidnon as insurgency-free. We will intensify our efforts to end this armed conflict. With this commitment, we are counting on the full support of the local government and the community to ultimately achieve peace and prosperity this 2023.”

These Communist Terrorists of Platun IPAD, SRC-5, NCMRC are responsible for planning and executing violent attacks against Private Construction Companies in charge of building road projects, the killing of AFP, CAFGU, PNP Personnel, and murder of unsupportive Local Chief Executives and Civilians within the last five (5) and the coercive recovery of their former mass bases in the Province of Bukidnon.The massive neutralization of these members of PLATUN IPAD, SRC-5, NCMRC is a decisive phasein the inevitable collapse of the CTG in Bukidnon. This is the result of the relentless, fierce, and deadly combat and intelligence operations of
1st Special Forces “Hunter Killer” Battalion.

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