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 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
conducted skirmish position 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
CTG scampered to 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.
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"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. (1Lt Jonald Romorosa, CMO,36IB) ###