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Support of Community Led to the Discovery of Communist Terrorist’s Firearms in South Cotabato

Communist Terrorist Firearms

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – An arms cache consisting of two (2) 5.56mm M16 Bushmaster Rifles were recovered by operating troops from 38th Infantry Battalion and 5th Special Forces Battalion at the boundary of Brgy Basag and Brgy Kematu all of T’boli, South Cotabato on November 19, 2021.

Lt. Col. Anhouvic Atilano explained that the accomplishment was made possible with the help of the residents from the said barangays who have continuously reported the presence of armed elements passing along their communities.

He furthered disclosed that along with the firearms, operating troops also seized war materials and subersive documents. “The initiative of the residents is an indication that the community have now waken up from the lies and propaganda of the NPAs. They now want their communities free from the threats of the Communist Terrorists,” Lt. Col. Atilano added.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy lauded the partnership of the involved security forces and the residents of T’Boli, South Cotabato.

“Let us continue to strengthen our partnership to ultimately guard our communities from the atrocities of the communist terrorists. Our desire of lasting peace is within sight,” said Maj. Gen Uy while calling on the remnants of the NPAs to return to the folds of the law and to live a peaceful life with their families.

The seized firearms are now under the custody of 38IB for documentation and proper disposition.