TAGO, Surigao del Sur, Sept 7 – Varieties of war materials, food supplies and documents with high Intel value were seized in a clash between the government and the Communist terrorist group (CTG) yesterday, September 6 2019, in an unpopulated and mountainous part of Brgy Bocawe, Lanuza, this province.
Due to the series of reports and information from the said community. Elements of Charlie Company of the Army’s 36th Infantry (Valor) Battalion immediately responded and conducted combat operation in the said area. While reaching the location of the CTG, troops engaged the enemy and triggering the firefight in a running gun battle to more or less 15 CTG believed to be members of SPP2, WGF30 of the Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC).
CTG scampered to a different direction and forced to withdraw in a 15 mins of firefight. The clash resulted to the captured of CTG backpacks, medical supplies, cellphones, anti-personnel mine switch, electrical wire, batteries used for anti-personnel mine, bandolier, personal belongings, food supplies and documents w/ intel value.
In his statement, Ltc Xerxes Trinidad, Commander of the 36IB said that the operation is the result of the people’s commitment to end the Local Communist Armed Conflict.
“The support of the community to the government and the Philippine Army is a manifestation that they want to live in peace and harmony,” Army official said
He further added that the community is already awakened in the 50 years of deception and lies of this menace of the country.
“We will protect the peace-loving people of Surigao del Sur for them to feel the peace and security that they are longing for. To the remaining CTG, lay down your arms and return to the folds of the law. Avail the ECLIP of the government, and live together with your family,” Ltc Trinidad ended.