CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur- A massive number of explosives and its components believed to be owned by the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) were seized in Labo, Camarines Norte at around 12:30 in the afternoon, Monday, June 29.
After receiving a tip-off from concerned citizens, combined forces from 96th Infantry Battalion (96IB) and Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office conducted joint law enforcement operations that led to the recovery of CTG’s stockpile of explosives and its components and several terrorists’ propaganda materials.
Seized in the area are 761 TNT tubes, 400 meters detonating cords and several materials used by the CTG for their propaganda dissemination.
Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) under MGEN. HENRY A ROBINSON JR PA extends its gratitude to the concerned citizens who provided the information and commends the government troops for the immediate action that led to the subsequent seizure of the aforesaid CTG’s explosives and propaganda materials.
“Kung hindi dahil sa sumbong ng mga tao at sa agad-agarang pagresponde ng ating mga kasamahan; ang mga explosives at detonating cords na kasangkapan para gumawa ng anti-personnel mines ay hindi sana nakuha mula sa kamay ng mga terroristang NPA. Pwede pa sana nilang magamit ang mga ‘to sa paghahasik ng mga terroristic acts sa Camarines Norte at sa buong Bicol region,” MGen. Robinson said.
It can be recalled that last June 27, a stash of arms was also recovered by government troops in Sorsogon.
JTFB assures the Bicolanos that its campaign against the CTG will never stop until such time that these terrorist group become irrelevant and will cease to exist. MGen Robinson also reminded peace-loving Bicolanos to press on with the fight in the furtherance of peace and development in the region.
“Wala pong imposible basta magtutulungan tayo. Let us fight insurgency together and help those victims of NPA atrocities in the dispensation of justice. Subalit hindi pa rin po natin ipagdadamot sa ating mga kapatid na NPA ang pagkakataong mabuhay ng mapayapa kasama ng kani-kanilang mahal sa buhay,” MGen. Robinson added.