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Monday, January 31, 2022

6 high-powered firearms seized in AgNor clash

CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte -- The 29th Infantry Battalion (29IB) under the 901st Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Diamond Division, in coordination with 2nd Agusan del Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) and Cabadbaran City Police Office, was able to seize six high-powered firearms and assorted food supplies after an encounter within the vicinity of Sitio Ancili, Brgy. Puting Bato, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte on Tuesday, January 25. 

The troops were conducting combat operations in the area when they encountered more or less 15 CPP-NPA terrorists (CNTs) who were believed to be members of SRC Northland, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Command (NEMRC) under alias Chong.

After the eight-hour encounter with the CNTs, the troops seized one EMTAN 5.56mm rifle, one M16A2 rifle, one M653 rifle, one M203 grenade launcher rifle, two AK47, along with three long magazines with 60 ammunition, four magazines AK47 with 44 ammunition, nine ammunition 40mm grenade launcher, and one bandolier. The troops also seized one Nokia cellular phone, assorted food supplies and other personal belongings with subversive documents containing high intelligence value. 

"Mga kaigsoonan nako nga naglihok pa gihapon sa armadong pakigbisog kontra sa gobyerno, musamot mo ug kagutom diha sa taas kay ang tanang ahensiya sa gobyerno sundalo man o pulis pati pa ang mga sibilyan nga gisumhan na sa kagubot, ginabuhat ang tanan aron maundang na ang insurhensiya busa kanaog na mo diri. Naa pa moy panahon nga magbag-o og musurrender balik nganhi sa sabakan sa gobyerno. Ayaw mo ug kahadlok nga mudool sa mga kasundaluhan namo kay aron matabangan mo sa daling panahon (My brothers and sisters who are still in the armed struggle against the government, you will continue to experience hunger because all the government agencies, soldiers, police and civilians who are already fed up with chaos are doing their best to stop insurgency. Do not miss the opportunity while you have the chance to change and surrender. Return to the folds of the law. Do not hesitate to approach our government so that you will be given aid as soon as possible)," said LtCol. Jason Saldua, commanding officer of the 29IB. (2Lt. Rose Ann Mae U. Cordova, 23rd IB, PA/PIA-Agusan del Norte)