NPA supplies Intercepted at COVID 19 Checkpoint

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Madrid, Surigao del Sur, 15 October 2020– The Members of 36th Infantry “Valor” Battalion together with the Lanuza Municipal Police Station and 2nd PMFC, Surigao del Sur Police Personnel intercepted one (1) unit Green Fuso Canter Truck containing CNT supplies yesterday 14 October 2020 at around 01:00 in the afternoon.

Prior to the event, a concerned citizen tip off the information regarding the transport of CNT supplies coming from Tandag City by a truck vehicle with bearing plate number RFT 250 and was inspected at COVID-19 checkpoint at Zone III, Lanuza of this Province. The authorities found out the following items: two (2) pcs IED; one (1) CNTs flag; three (3) sacks of rice;
ten (10) pairs rainboots;

five (5) empty gallon 20ltrs; twenty (20) pack of Golden Odon; thirty (30) pcs Bioderm Bath Soap; one (1) box of Mega Sardine; six (6) pcs men’s brief; twenty (20) pairs of black socks; nine (9) packs sanitary napkin; twenty (20) kls brown sugar; five (5) bags of Super Lamig Menthol Candy; ten (10) bags of Nescafe Stick; four (4) bags of Nescafe 3n1; two (2) gallons of cooking oil; one (1) gallon of soy sauce; one (1) sack of flour; half (1/2 ) sack of salt; and six (6) cellophane sack (garbage bag).

The said truck is owned by ABI Construction company and has five (5) commuters namely Marcelo Romosomos, 46 years old, Ramil Pan Berezo, 40 years old both resident of Salvacion, Tandag City, Marlon Febra Cervantes, 33 years old, Brian Balatero Paglinawan, 38 years old both resident of Brgy Gamut, Tago, Sds and Joey Mercansel Silagan, 46 years old resident of Brgy Libas gua, San Miguel, all of this province. Said personalities are all employees of ABI Constructions and captured supplies of the aforementioned personalities was directly conveyed to Lanuza MPS for proper disposition.

In his statement, Lt. Col Jezreel J Diagmel, Commanding Officer of this unit said “This shows that the Surigaonon is now helping the government to end insurgency in the province”. We will not stop in our mission to end the insurgency against the CNTs until they surrender. It is very clear that people wants peace and abhor violence as a means to create a thriving society. It is with the community support that lies the development of peace and closure of conflict in their respective areas. Without mass support, CNTs are just mere fishes without water because the masses are their lifeblood. I am calling once again to all peace loving Surigaonon to unite with us and stop supporting with the CNTs with their financial scheme, we deter these CNTs from your communities by encouraging them to surrender and avail the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program, the government intervention package, for those who will lay down their arms and see the futility of armed struggle”, Lt Col Diagmel added.

Said items were deposited at MPS Lanuza, Surigao del Sur for safekeeping and proper disposition. This operation was part of the intensified resource control of the unit to put a stop on the flow of supplies to the abusive Communist Terrorist Group operating on the area. (1Lt Rodante A Soso, CMO, 36IB)