Army uncovers rebel armaments

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Nov. 27 (PIA) - - The army troops of the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army have discovered war weaponry believed to be of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating at Sitio Rissik, Barangay Mabuno in Gattaran town this province.

In the report of the army, some concerned residents have disclosed the whereabouts of the war materials to the joint operatives of the 501st Brigade composed of soldiers from the 77th and 17th Infantry Battalions.

Upon validation, the ‘Valiant Startroopers’ uncovered arms cache containing one M16 rifle, five units of shotgun, two hand grenades, one rifle grenade, four ammunitions of mortar, 10 rounds ammunition of caliber 45, 107 ammunitions of M16 rifle, two blasting caps, three improvised explosive devices, two handheld radios and 85 pieces of propaganda leaflets.

The team also discovered five dental/tooth extraction tools, four pieces of syringe, 14 liters of ammonium nitrate, two dextrose, two disposable gas sterile, a pair of rainboots, and three packs of pads.

Major General Laurence E Mina, commander of 5ID, said that the cooperation of the populace in the community in revealing the locations of the NPA’s war material is a manifestation of their aspiration to end the deception and abuse of the insurgents. MGen Mina further lauded the troops for the successful operation conducted leading to the discovery of the war materials. (MDCT/OTB/PIA-Cagayan with reports from Maj. Jekyll Julian Dulawan/PIA-2)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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