Soldiers recover NPA’s high-powered firearms, war materiel in Bukidnon


Government troops have recovered three high-powered firearms and war materiel after a firefight with about 30 members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in Bukidnon.

After the 15-minute firefight between the troopers of 16th Infantry Battalion and the rebels in Barangay Balanggigay in Kitaotao on November 18, the enemies withdrew, military said.

Recovered from the encounter site were two M16A1 rifle; one M14 rifle; 11 M16 magazines; 11 M14 fully loaded magazines; two backpacks; four bandoliers; four cellular phones; medical supplies; and cooking paraphernalia.

The military said the rebels were allegedly members of the Local Guerilla Unit 2 of Guerilla Front 53 under the leadership of certain Ka David.