Local government officials in Butig, Lanao del Sur have turned over to the military three high-powered firearms and pieces of ammunition.
The ceremonial handover was held at the Barangay Hall of Sundig in Butig town.
Brig. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., commander of the 103rd Brigade, said the surrendered firearms include an M14 rifle with scope, an M79, and one M203 Grenade Launcher, as well as 40mm and three pieces of 7.62mm ammunition, and one 40mm bandolier.
The yielding of the weapons was facilitated by Charlie Company of 49th Infantry Battalion, officials of Butig led by Councilor Saiben Panolong and Barangay Sundig chairman Abolan Macatbar.
“This activity highlights the support of the local government unit of Butig town in the AFP’s (Armed Forces of the Philippines) campaign against loose firearms,” Brawner said.