MAWAB, Davao De Oro – The combined elements of the 701st Infantry “Kagitingan” Brigade, 10th Infantry “Agila” Division recovered five (5) firearms at Barangay Magdug, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental on September 27, 2022.
Rodel C Mandel alias “Ka Aladin”, a former member of the dismantled Guerilla Front 18 who surrendered on September 26 to the 48th Infantry Battalion, revealed the location of one (1) M16 Rifle, one (1) M203 Grenade Launcher, three (3) Carbines, and other war materiel.
Meanwhile, 10ID Commander MGen Nolasco A Mempin commended the successful operations launched by the 701st Infantry Brigade under the leadership of BGen Oliver C Maquiling. “This extraordinary accomplishment manifests the untiring efforts, motivation, and dedication of the officers and enlisted personnel not only of the 701st Infantry Brigade but of the whole Agila Division,” MGen Mempin added.
The Provincial Peace and Order Council of Davao Oriental declared the said province as Insurgency-Free on September 19 after all the remaining members of the dismantled Guerilla Front 18 were neutralized. Moreover, all the guerilla fronts previously operating in the said province were also declared dismantled, namely, Guerilla Front 18, GF South, and GF North.