Army operating troops from the 403rd Brigade (403Bde) and the 1st Special Forces Battalion (1SFBn) under the 4th Infantry Division neutralized four top-ranking leaders of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) on April 6, 2022 at Km24, Brgy. Tikalaan, Talakag, Bukidnon.
Identified CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) were Carlisio D. Sumalinog, Jovilito T. Pontillas, Gary I. Juliana, and Jelly A. Sugnot, all were members of the Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) 4 and 5 of the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC).
Army was able to seize 16 high-powered firearms and other arms cache comprising of one M203 Grenade Launcher, one M653 Rifle, one AK47 Rifle, one M14 Rifle, seven M16 Rifles, two R4 Carbines, three M1 Garand Rifles, assorted magazines, ammunition, medicines, bandoliers, backpacks, and CTG flags.
Army Acting Commanding General and Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Henry M. Doyaoen commended troops of the Army’s 403Bde and 1SFBn for their intensified focused military operations on ending the local communist insurgency in their area of responsibility.
Moreover, Maj. Gen. Doyaoen encouraged all CNT members to return to the fold of law and avail the government’s program of Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) that would help them reintegrate back to the mainstream society. — PA