Headquarters, Western Mindanao, Command, Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- A stronghold of the New People’s Army was overrun, while several war materials were seized by the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan amid the conduct of focused military operations against the rebel group in Misamis Occidental.
The said camp was seized following an encounter between the elements of the 55th Infantry Battalion and the members of the SECOM “Sendong” of the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee in Barangay Gala, Tudela, Misamis Occidental 3 pm last Saturday (March 18, 2016).
Troops were able to recover two claymore mines; a Grenade rifle; three rolls of wires for landmine; an unexploded M203 ammunition; and several subversive documents.
Also seized were an NPA flag with a logo of the National Democratic Front; 11 NPA bull caps; a bandoleer; and several subversive documents belonging to the rebels.
The troops under the JTF ZamPeLan, led by Brigadier General Rolando Bautista, are continuously scouring the area of an encounter.
“We will not give these rebels some time to rest and recuperate,” MGen Carlito G Galvez, Jr says.
“Our troops will continue to track them as communities who suffer from their atrocities and abuses for the longest time are already tipping to us their locations and whereabouts,” he added. Troops of Joint Task Force are continuously scouring the area of encounter and immediate vicinity as of this report.