Army’s 70IB, PNP discover CTG’s Firearms, Food Caches in Bataan

Army’s 70IB, PNP discover CTG’s Firearms, Food Caches in Bataan

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — The 70th Infantry (MATAPAT AT MATATAG) Battalion, Philippine Army together with the personnel of Special Action Force of the Police Regional Office 3 discovered firearms and food caches in the hinterlands of Kampo Malinta, Brgy. Mabayo, Morong, Bataan and Kampo Hacienda, Sitio Hacienda, Brgy. Gabon, Abucay, Bataan on November 20, 2021.

Among the recovered firearms were two (2) M16 rifles and one (1) M653 rifle. Said arms cache were believed to be owned by the Sangay ng Yunit Propaganda (SYP) Platun of Komiteng Larangang Guerilla West (KLG-WEST), South Party Committee (SPC) of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) operating in Bataan.

Likewise, on November 21, 2021, a concerned citizen tipped off a location containing food supplies of the CTG.

Upon its response, government forces were able to discover four (4) 20L and 18 two (2) liters of gallon filled with rice grains, five (5) bandoleers, and war materiel.

The discovery of the above items was attributed to the peace-loving community that supports the government’s campaign in ending the local communist insurgency.

“We would like to thank the citizens of Bataan for their cooperation that led to this accomplishment. Surely this will affect the firepower and especially the morale of the CTG,” said LTC Eugene F Garce, Commanding Officer of 70IB.

Meanwhile, the Acting Commander of the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division, Philippine Army Brigadier General Luis Rex D. Bergante PA lauded the cooperation of the peace-loving community to the law enforcement authorities.

“The full cooperation of the people is a manifestation of weakened mass base support of the CTG. This is evident with the government’s strengthened information campaign in the far-flung communities. Welcome po ang mga information na binibigay nyo sa amin and we assure you that we will work on that. Magtulungan po tayo para sa ikakapayapa ng ating bayan” said BGen Bergante. (ai/mtvn)

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