Camp General Artemio G Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City – Western Command’s operatives from the Joint Task Force Peacock recovered one (1) high powered firearm of the New People’s Army with Election Campaign Materials in Barangay Culasian, Rizal, Palawan following a joint intelligence operation conducted on 03 May 2019.

Joint Task Force Peacock through the combined elements of the 18th Special Forces Company and JITG West led by MIG 22 conducted a joint intelligence operation that resulted to the recovery of one (1) .50 caliber “Barret Type” sniper rifle, 16 rounds of cal .50 ammunition, suppressor for M14 Rifle, assorted communist ideological books, dental paraphernalia and several assorted campaign posters of BAYAN MUNA and KABATAAN Party List Group.

This latest recovery is a successful feat for the Armed Forces as we continue to degrade the communist terrorist capability. This was made possible through the cooperation of the communities who are actively supporting us in our fight against communist terrorism and all forms of security threats and are clearly rejecting the NPA as a whole.

“We are calling the attention of the COMELEC to look into this matter, with the recovery of campaign posters of the BAYAN MUNA and KABATAAN Party List Group. Likewise, we continuously urge our local stakeholders for peace to sustain the cooperation that has been established through information sharing,” Vice Admiral Rene V Medina AFP, the Commander WESCOM said.

“We also once more call on our fellow Filipinos who still hang on to the false hopes and deceptions peddled by the CPP-NPA to come out from hiding, lay down their arms, and surrender. They should take advantage of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Programs of the National Government and the LSIP of the Provincial Government which facilitates their smooth reintegration to mainstream society thru financial aid and other socioeconomic and psychological interventions,” Vice Admiral Medina added.