JTF Central’s campaign against unlicensed firearms in Sarangani resulted in the surrender of 97 loose firearms

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The 603rd Infantry Brigade and the 38th Infantry Battalion yielded a total of 97 surrendered loose firearms to the Local Chief Executives of Maitum, Sarangani Province in a simple ceremony held at the Municipal Gym in Maitum, Sarangani on July 24, 2021.

According to Colonel Eduardo Gubat, Commanding Officer of 603rd Infantry Brigade, the surrendered loose firearms include 94 improvised shotguns with ammunition, two M79 grenade launchers, and one homemade pistol, according to Colonel Eduardo Gubat, Commanding Officer of the 603rd Infantry Brigade.

“These loose firearms came from various personalities wherein some of them are believed to be members of ‘Militiang Bayan’ under Platoon West Musa of Far South Mindanao Region,” Col. Gubat explained.

“The confiscated firearms were the results of the community support program and the sustained focus military operations conducted by the ‘We Clear Troops’ since June 9, 2021 in the barangays of Zion, Batian, Upo, and New La Union, all of Maitum, Sarangani,” said Lieutenant Colonel Anhouvic Atilano, Commanding Officer of 38IB.

In addition, Atilano said that the surrender of loose firearms is a clear indication that the communist terrorist group (CTG) is diminishing in Sarangani Province as 38IB escalated its campaign against loose firearms and continues to hunt the remnants of the communist terrorists in Sarangani.

Maitum Mayor, Hon. Alexander Bryan Reganit, as well as local Philippine National Police personnel and other local leaders, were present for the handover event.

Col. Gubat on the other hand said, “the ‘Persuader Troops’ are steadfast in hunting down communist terrorists and in securing the communities from their atrocities.”

Major General Juvymax R. Uy, Commander of the 6th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Central, praised the 38IB and 603rd Brigade’s efforts to defend Sarangani Province inhabitants and establish an atmosphere suitable to long-term development and peace.

“Every loose firearm surrendered paved the way to save innocent lives and to secure a better future for the next generations”, MGen. Uy, stated.

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