Camp Siongco, Awang, DOS, Maguindanao – More high-powered firearms from the Communist Terrorist Group have captured by government security forces in Sitio Desikit, Barangay Laconon, Tboli, South Cotabato on the evening of July 24, 2022.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Zandro Alvez, Battalion Commander of 5th Special Forces Battalion the said recovery was the follow-up operation of their troops after a tip that there were several weapons from the CTG’s led by alias Bambam of SRC, GF MUSA being safekeep in the said place.
“The operation that we have conducted resulted to a fruitful outcome wherein we’ve recovered a rifle 5.56mm, M16A1 and caliber .38 revolver. It went through success because of the cooperation of our informant”, Lt. Col. Alvez said.
Brigadier General Pedro Balisi Jr., Brigade Commander of 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade said that the troops are still sustaining the operations against the CTG’s.
“Our operations resulted to combat encounters in the areas of Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato and Sarangani Provinces which the enemies’ firearms where cached in marked points to evade government forces”, says Brig. Gen. Balisi.
Major General Roberto Capulong, Commander of the Joint Task Force Central and 6th Infantry Division commended the soldiers for the job well done in the confiscation of the armaments that are tantamount to the peace and security of the area.
“Although we have decreased the number of Guerilla Fronts, the challenges are still there but we are confident that we can attain an insurgency free doable in Central and South-Central Mindanao”, Maj. Gen. Capulong said.