Combined elements of the 31st Infantry “Charge” Battalion (31IB) of the 9th Infantry ” Spear” Division and Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5) arrested a CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) who ran amok at Sitio Tico-tico, Brgy. Taysan, Legazpi City on July 22, 2022.
The captive CNT was identified as Romulo Mostoles also known as “Jay.” Confiscated with him is a 45-caliber pistol. The said arrested CNT member also disclosed the location of firearms and war materiel of his comrades during the process of the investigation. Troops were able to recover two M16, two M14 rifles and an anti-personnel Improvised Explosive Device.
“Muli kami po sa Philippine Army ay patuloy na nanawagan sa inyong (CTG member) pagsuko habang hindi pa huli ang lahat. Huwag niyo ng hintayin na mas lalo pang magalit sainyo ang mga Bicolano at tuluyang sumikip ang inyong mga lugar na pinagtataguan at matunton kayo ng mga sundalo’t pulis at mamatay sa labanan. Isipin nyo ang inyong mga pamilya, sila ay nag aalala at naghihintay sainyo,” said Major General Alex Luna, Commander ng Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) at 9th Infantry (SPEAR) Division.
The Army leadership lauded the 31IB and the PRO 5 for their successful joint operation that resulted in the arrest of CNT member and recovery of war materiel in Legazpi City. — PA