Makilala, Cotabato – A 40kg IHL and Philippine Anti-terror Law-banned terror material was surrendered by former NPA member to the 39th Infantry Battalion,10th Infantry Division in Sitio Datal Pitak, Barangay Colonsabac, Davao del Sur on July 8, 2020.
Through delicate identification and validation of information revealed by the former NPA, elements of the 39IB sets out for a mission to save possible victims of a massive IHL-banned landmine laid open to discriminately inflict casualties by the communist NPA terrorists.
It is a “to-whom-it-may-concern bomb.”
A high rise building could blow up in a second and could immediately kill a hundred people once detonated, said EOD personnel. This 40kg-landmine has been deactivated by EOD-trained personnel of 39IB and PNP.
Government forces and civilians of barangay Colonsabac is now safe from harm laid by members of CPP-NPA-NDF. “Truely, CPP-NPA-NDF is a terrorist organization. Before my surrender, a lot of our landmines disrupted military movements and have inflicted casualties both military and civilians,” reveals alias Puting.