CAMP MONTECLARO, MIAGAO, ILOILO – The Army’s 61st Infantry (Hunter) Battalion seized the arms of the CPP-NPA Terrorist cache in Sitio Parapada, Brgy. Lanag Norte, Tubungan, Iloilo on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
This, after the troops of 61IB immediately acted on the information about the location of the arms cache given by Alyas Dino, a former Political Guide of Sibat Platoon, Southern Front, Komiteng Rehiyon – Panay, and Local Cadre Team (LCT).
The troops recovered one (1) M16 Rifle, two (2) improvised shotguns, two (2) 30 round M16 magazines, one (1) 20-round M16 magazine, one (1) magazine for improvised shotgun, eighty-three (83) rounds of 5.56mm, Ball and one (1) bandolier.
Lieutenant Colonel Harold E. Garcia, 61IB Commanding Officer, expressed his gratitude to Alyas Dino for giving such vital information. “The recovery of arms cache was not made possible without the cooperation of our FRs,” he added.
Further, he encouraged other FRs to divulge any information they may gather from their former comrades who are still active NPA members to locate their whereabouts and prevent their evil plans.
61IB already directed its operating troops to continue scouring and searching in the area where said seized arms cache was seized.