The Commanding General Philippine Army lauded the success of the joint operation of the 22nd Infantry Battalion and 31st Infantry Battalion under 903rd Infantry Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division and Sorsogon Police Provincial Office in Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon on October 5, 2021.
The military successfully recovered volumes of communist terrorist group’s war materials, including one M16 rifle, 212 brand new M16 rifle magazines, two (2) anti-personnel mines, and 5,245 pieces of 5.56mm ammunition, including 34 blasting caps, with the cooperation of the locals.
On September 30, the government troops seized 292 pieces of blasting caps and an M16 rifle in Barangay Cawayan, Irosin, also in Sorsogon.
Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino, the Commanding General Philippine Army, lauded the Army and PNP units involved in the successful operation for their prompt response to the report of concerned citizens.
“Congratulations to the troops of 22nd Infantry Battalion and 31st Infantry Battalion under 903rd Infantry Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division and PNP Sorsogon for your operational gains against the CPP-NPA Terrorists in Sorsogon. Continue building a good relationship with the people, for their role is as important as ours in pursuing true peace,” said Lt. Gen. Centino.