CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental – As an expression of goodwill, a Former Communist NPA leader previously surrendered to the 58th Infantry ‘Dimalulupig’ Battalion (IB) reveals the location of three high powered firearms at the boundary of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon Yesterday June 21, 2020.
Alias Dino along with two others disclosed significant information which pointed to the exact location of the firearms and assorted ammunition.
In coordination with 8th Infantry ‘Dependable’ Battalion assigned in Impasugong, Bukidnon a joint operation was conducted to retrieve the arms cache. The troops recovered Two AK 47 rifles, One M16 rifle and two Magazines for AK47 and serviceable ammunitions. In addition to the previous reported, alias Dino accumulated a total of Five high powered Firearms from his group which further degrade their capability.
The surrender of alias Dino was the result of the relentless focused Military Operations done by the 58th IB to degrade the remaining force of threat groups who will continue to spoil peace. The way that the NPAs are stashing their firearms strongly manifest the dwindling manpower of the armed group which eventually lead on their collapse.
Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Ricky L Canatoy Commanding Officer, 58 IB lauded the Former Rebels (FRs) for their aspirations to bring peace and bright future for their family. “”Sa tabang sa mga FR, nakit-an namo ang cache sa armas nga mahimo nilang magamit sa pagpahigayon og mga mapintas na binuhatan bisan unsang oras. Buhaton namon ang labing kaayo nga paningkamot aron matabangan kadtong nagtinguha alang sa kalinaw. Ug usa pa, dili magduha-duha ang mga kasundaloan ug kanunay andam nga gamiton ang puwersa batok sa mga hulga sa grupo nga magpadayon batok sa gobyerno.”
(With the help of the FRs, we located the arms cache which they can possibly be used in conducting atrocities anytime. We will do the best effort we can to help those who aspire for peace. However, the Army will not hesitate and is always ready to use its force against threat groups who will continue to go against the government).
“Kini usa ka ebidensya nga mahimong mabag-o ang usa ka rebelde. Mapasalamaton ako nga ang rebelde nga kaniadtoang among labing daotan nga kaaway karun mao na ang among kauban sa pag-angkon sa makatarunganon ug malungtarong kalinaw,” said Lt. Col. Edgardo V Talaroc Jr, Commanding Officer of 8IB.
(It is an evidence that a rebel can changed. I am grateful that the rebel that once our worst enemy is now our partner in attaining just and lasting peace.)