MGen Benedict Arevalo, the Commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division commends troops of 301st Infantry Brigade for the successful focused military operations in Barangay Alimodias, Miagao, Iloilo that left eight dead CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) on Wednesday, December 01, 2021.
As he commended the efforts of the troops, MGen Arevalo also recognized the significant contribution of the local populace by giving timely and accurate information that helped soldiers prevent the CNTs from casting terroristic activities in the area.
“We are determined to employ all of our military assets to wipe the CNTs out from the communities. With the people on our side, we are committed to persistently pressing the communist-terrorists on the brink of downfall to end their decades-long cruelty finally,” MGen Arevalo said.
At 6:00 a.m today, December 1, 2021, the 301st Infantry Brigade, through its 61st Infantry Battalion and 33rd Division Reconnaissance Company launched the said military operation in response to the information provided by concerned citizens that a group of CPP-NPA terrorists believed to be members of Suyak, Sentro de Grabedad (SDG) Platoon, Southern Front (SF)-Panay is consolidating in the hinterland barangays of Miag-ao, Iloilo to plan their terroristic attacks and extortion activities.
As the encounter ensued, troops of 61IB and 31st DRC discovered that the CNT’s position were surrounded by anti-personnel mines (APM) to secure their hideout and protect their top leadership.