Civilian tip scores
high powered firearms and other war material
By DPAO, 8th Infantry Division, PA
Catbalogan City, Samar – A single tip from a civilian conversant to
the terrorist New People’s Army (NPA) activities brought out to the
recovery of a high powered firearm in Brgy. Anagasi, Paranas,
Samar, July 25.
Report reaching to
this headquarters from the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion disclosed
that 1Lt. Jewelry Servinas received a report that some armed men were
frequently seen loitering in the outskirts of said barangay that
causes fear and uneasiness to the localities.
Around 9 o’clock in
the morning when troops under 1Lt. Servinas searched the area directly
pointed out and identified by the tipster who happened to be t he same
person who saw the armed men actually.
The tipster led
Servinas’ troops to a farm hut where they recovered an M16 rifle with
magazines loaded with 19 live munitions. Also seen in the area are two
(2) back packs containing civilian clothes and two (2) poncho or
military rain coats.
Moreover, same tipster
led the troops to a place about one (1) kilometer away from the place
where they discovered an m16 rifle.
It was almost 2:30 in
the afternoon of their continuous search when one (1) upper receiver
part of an M16 and two (2) empty magazines for M14 came into open.
Accordingly, the enemy might dismantle their rifles in order to avoid
the complete recovery of the government forces.
With these results,
Major General Arthur I. Tabaquero, commander of 8th Infantry Division
ordered all his unit commanders to intensify the security operations
in order to neutralize the remnants of the bandits operating in the
area in expense of the innocent people.
He further conveyed
his heartfelt regards for the continuous support extended by the
civilians who shows concerns for the lasting peace and development of
“The success of this
operation is attributed to our people whom we are mandated to serve.
This is a unified accomplishment of both Army and civilian who both
desire to attain peace and subsequently development in this part of
the land. Our people deserve to be congratulated for a job very well
done,” he uttered.
“The recovered firearm
means a lot to our aspirations to indulge peace for we’ve already
avoided the supposed lives that could be taken using such fire arms.
In the part of the Army, that is a win-win result. Win in the part of
the Army, win in the part of our people”, the good general added.