Troops from the 12th Infantry Battalion discovered war materials, personal belongings, and subversive documents hidden in a hideout abandoned by Communist NPA Terrorist (CNT) militants in Sitio Turoturoan, Barangay Cabatangan, Lambunao, Iloilo on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
Upon receiving the information from the concerned civilians on the activities of the CNT’s and the location of a hideout in the area, the troops immediately conducted strike operation that led to the discovery of the arms cache that belongs to BALOY Platoon, Central Front (CF) Komiteng Rehiyon-Panay (KR-P).
Recovered from the site are one (1) Caliber 7.62 AK47 Rifle, one (1) Anti- Vehicle Mine, one (1) Honda EU10i Inverter Generator, one (1) cannon digital camera, three (3) rifle magazines, seven (7) Cellular phones, subversive documents with high intelligence value, personal belongings and assorted automotive materials.
BGen Marion Sison, the Commander of 301Bde expressed gratitude to the concerned citizens of Brgy Cabatangan who bravely provided positive and timely information to the government forces regarding the presence of the enemies.
“We are glad that the residents in the barangay are now willingly and bravely supporting us and the Barangay Task Force ELCAC in ending the insurgency in the conflict-affected areas. Through the cooperation and active participation of the community, the Army was able to uncover another CNT hideout concealed with war materials, personal belongings and subversive documents” BGen Sison said.
“We once again call on the remaining CNT members and leaders to surrender now. Let us end the 53 years of hopeless armed struggle and embrace the true meaning of peace. The government is always ready to help you, lay down your arms and return to the folds of the law,” BGen Sison ended.