Army’s 16IB seizes war materiel in series of encounters in Bukidnon

MALITBOG, Bukidnon – The 16th Infantry (Maglilingkod) Battalion under the 402nd Infantry (Stingers) Brigade persistently pursued and retrieved various war materiel in armed engagements with the continuously on-the-run CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) who are believed to be the remaining members of the NPA guerilla unit known as SRSDG EAGLES, SRC 1, NCMRC in the hinterlands of Brgy Kalabugao and Brgy Hagpa, both of Impasugong, Bukidnon on August 20 and last August 14, 2023.

Through the relentless pursuit operations combined with the information provided by the concerned citizens in the area who have grown weary of the CNT’s continuous presence, a 15-minute firefight ensued in the vicinity of Sitio Mintapod, Brgy Hagpa, Impasugong, Bukidnon on August 20.

Recovered in the encounter site were two (2) hand grenades, two (2) magazines for Cal .45 and 152 rounds of various ammunition, communication equipment, foodstuffs, and other personal belongings. 

Six days prior, on August 14, a 20-minute firefight with the CNTs believed to be members of the SRSDG EAGLES resulted in the recovery of communication equipment, foodstuffs, cooking utensils, and other war materiel left by the fleeing CNTs in the vicinity of Sitio Bagaay, Brgy Kalabugao, Impasugong, Bukidnon after the group scampered in different directions, unable to withstand the determination of the troops.

The members of SRC1, NCMRC have already suffered significant losses due to their successive setbacks at the hands of the 402nd Infantry Brigade units in recent months. By effectively implementing the whole-of-nation approach to end the continuous downfall of insurgency in its area of responsibility, the Stingers Brigade carries on its mission to safeguard the people of Northern Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental from the threat posed by the CPP-NPA-NDF.

16IB will continue its unwavering dedication and resolute commitment through an unyielding obligation focused on the complete and resounding defeat of the CNTs. Similarly, the unit reiterates its call on the few remaining members of the said NPA group who have fallen victim to the misleading propaganda of the CPP and implores them to choose surrender, as this offers a genuine opportunity to peaceful and productive lives while availing themselves of the government’s comprehensive programs to support their reintegration into mainstream society.

Comments are closed.