CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental – A New Peoples Army (NPA) fighter surrendered to 58th Infantry Battalion (IB) thru the negotiation of Brgy Captain Hon. Claresa E. Bacullo of brgy Linabu, Claveria bringing along with him his firearm and revealed the location of four other High-powered firearms cache in the hinter areas of Balatukan Complex Yesterday.
A certain alias Lakay, a former Squad Leader of Platoon Samsung, Huawei, Subregional Committee 1 (SRC1), North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC), revealed that they have high powered firearms buried in the hinter area of Balatukan Complex, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.
He disclosed significant information which pointed to the exact location of the firearms to include several war material and assorted personal belongings. The troops recovered two M4 rifles, two AK 47 rifles, one magazine for M16 and seven magazines for AK 47.
The surrender of alias lakay was the result of the relentless focused Military Operations done by the 58th IB to degrade the remaining force of threat groups who will continue to spoil peace.
Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Roy Anthony O Derilo Commanding Officer, 58 IB lauded the Former Rebels (FRs) for their aspirations to bring peace in their ancestral domain. “With the help of the FRs, we located the arms cache which they can possibly be used in conducting atrocities anytime. However, the Army will not hesitate and is always ready to use its force against threat groups who will continue to go against the government,” Lt. Col. Derilo said.
Moreover, alias Lakay will be enrolled in the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government, as he will be receiving immediate cash and livelihood assistance as well as remuneration for his surrendered firearms.