Communist docu, meds surrendered to soldiers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:53

Three sacks of CPP/NPA subversive documents and two sacks of assorted medicines were surrendered to the soldiers of 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB), 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, by a sitio leader in Brgy White Kulaman, Kitaokitao, Bukidnon at 9:30 a.m., August 31.

The local police is currently investigating the matter.

It can be recalled that on August 26,  combined AFP-PNP forces served a search warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental. The said action arose from an affidavit of complaint of local residents about alleged NPA abuses, recruitment and illegal possession of firearms and IEDs by some local barangay folks who were influenced by the rebels in the area.

The said subversive documents are collection of reading materials on communism and approaches in overthrowing the government. The medicines are believed to be the supplies for CPP/NPA in Bukidnon.

8IB Commander Lt. Col. Lennon G. Babilonia commended the local officials and residents for the cooperation extended to the soldiers and PNP in their law enforcement implementation.

Meanwhile, the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command supports the law enforcement efforts of the Surigao del Sur PNP following the burning incident and killing of three civilians in Km 16, Sitio Han-Ayan, Brgy. Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur in the morning of September 1, 2015. ??As per reports, more or less 20 still unidentified armed men, wearing bonnet burned two cooperative stores and killed three civilians identified as Emerico Samarte; Dionel Campos; and Aurelio Sinzo.?

402nd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Isidro Purisima said that this is a crime situation where the PNP is the lead agency in the conduct of investigation.

“We shall not let these criminals roam around and threaten the peace-loving people of Surigao del Sur. We will help the PNP secure the communities,”,Col. Purisima said??

Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimentel presided the peace and order council meeting as of this reporting time.