NPA-Surigao del Sur seizes 2 M16 rifles


Red fighters disarmed the security guards of MR1 Construction Company on June 24 in Barangay Zone 3, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur. Seized during the said operation were two M16 rifles, a shotgun, a .45 caliber pistol and other military equipment. A security guard and a CAFGU element were killed during the offensive. The company is owned by Paulo Lopez, a relative of Rep. Prospero Pichay, Jr.

On the same day, the New People’s Army (NPA)-Surigao del Sur ambushed policemen aboard a patrol vehicle who responded to the incident. The NPA also fired at a unit of the Regional Mobile Group in the area.

In Samar, the NPA-Northern Samar were able to evict the occupying troops of the 20th IB conducting Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) in barangays Epaw and Sag-od in Las Navas. On June 18 and 19, Red fighters sniped soldiers at Barangay Epaw. Earlier, Red fighters also sniped 20th IB elements occupying the borders of barangays Epaw and Sag-od.

The soldiers left the area on June 21 and have not returned since then to conduct RCSP.

NPA-Surigao del Sur seizes 2 M16 rifles