CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental- Acting upon the revelation of a former rebel, the 58th Infantry (Dimalulupig) Battalion troopers discovered arms cache at remote village in the hinterlands of Claveria Misamis Oriental last 09 August 2020.
Among the discovered items from the area are: One M1 Carbine Rifle with serial number , one Carbine magazine, 12 AK47 magazines, 309 rounds of AK47 ammo, and twelve rounds of R4A1 ammunitions.
While scouring in the same barangay, the troops also discovered one AK47 rifle with serial number 7123974, five AK47 magazines, 141 rounds of AK47 ammo, five detonating cords with blasting caps, one short magazine for M16, subversive documents, and medical supplies such as assorted medicines and assorted surgical equipment.
Accordingly, these items were buried by members of New People’s Army (NPA) from Sub-Regional Committee 1 (SRC 1), North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NCMRC).
Lt. Col. Ricky L Canatoy, Commanding Officer of 58IB commended the troops for the successful operation and recognized the effort of the former rebel that leads to the discovery of arms cache.
“This proves that the Former Rebels are disappointed and tired of the NPA atrocities. Likewise, this indicates that they shifted their support from the CNTs to the government. Now, they want to return and live with their families in peaceful and harmonious community,” Lt. Col. Canatoy said.
The recovered firearms were brought to the Battalion Headquarters in Sitio Migbanday, Brgy Poblacion, Claveria, Misamis Oriental for proper disposition.