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Monday, January 16, 2023

Army troops seize arms cache with HPFAs in AgSur 

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur – The members of the 26th Infantry (Ever Onward) Battalion seized three high-powered firearms (HPFAs) with numerous ammunitions while conducting military operations at the hinterlands of Sitio Kimambukadyang, Barangay Binicalan, Agusan del Sur on January 14, 2023.

The unit’s intensified intelligence and military operations with the help of Former Rebels (FRs)  resulted in the seizure of an arms cache containing two (2) garand rifles with more than 200 rounds of ammunition and one (1) carbine rifle loaded with four (4) ammunition.

In a statement, Lieutenant Colonel Sandy Majarocon, Commanding Officer of 26IB, thanked the FRs who gave valuable information leading to the seizure of these HPFAs. 

He also appreciated the ever-increasing support of the communities and local government units to the Philippine Army. “It is a clear proof of the people’s trust in us to protect them, and for that, we will continue to intensify our initiatives and efforts to secure our people, especially in far-flung communities,” he said.

“Akong giawhag pag-usab ang mga nahabilin pang myembro sa Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) nga mo-surrender na ug mopahimulos sa nindot nga programa sa atong gobyerno para kaninyo pinaagi sa Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program o ECLIP. Daghan ng mga kauban ninyo ang nkabenipisyo niini. Tagai ug higayon ang inyong kaugalingon nga mangamuyo ug normal ug malinawon uban ang inyong mga pamilya. Ang kasundalohan sa 26IB uban ang mga ahensya sa gobyerno andam sa pagsuporta ug pagtabang sa inyong pagbalik sa sabakan sa balaod (I call on once again the members of the CPP-NPA to surrender and benefit from the government’s programs through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program or ECLIP. A lot of FRs were granted with different benefits. Give yourself a chance to live a normal life with your family. The 26IB along with other government agencies is all - time ready to help, should you choose to return to the folds of the law)”, he ended. (Kayce M Abuan, CMO Officer, 26IB, PA/PIA-Agusan del Sur)