401st “Unity” Brigade is Gaining Headway in Winning the Peace

Bunawan, Agusan del Sur – Series of encounters transpired in the area of 401st Brigade as initiated by Philippine Army troopers against Communist NPA. The security operations are firm demonstration of the unit’s mandate in the pursuit of Peace and Development in the province of Agusan del Sur.

At 8:20 am of November 2, 2014, elements of 75IB after an encounter against Communist NPA they recovered assorted war materials such as one Improvised Explosive Device (IED), four rifle grenades, one cal .357, balsting caps and subversive documents.

At about 1:30 pm, 9th Special Forces Company, 3SFBn, Philippine Army led by Cpt Eldpidio de Castro Jr, raided Communist NPA Camp occupied by 100 Rebels at So Hebron, Brgy New Tubigon, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur that resulted to the recovery of the One M16 with M203 attached, assorted war materiel’s and voluminous subversive documents.

Meanwhile, the unit facilitated Mass Feeding and Humanitarian assistanceto 2,100 Internally Displaced Persons of Lianga and San Agustin, Surigao del Sur on November 2, 2014. Said activity was made possible through the spirit of “Bayanihan” with the LGU/MSWD and other stakeholders of Lianga, Surigaodel Sur.

“The Army will always focus on its mandate in protecting the people and ensure that our area of responsibility (Agusan del sur and Surigal del Sur) to be peaceful, conflict manageable, and ready for further development. Thanks to all concerned civilians on their continuous support to the army by giving timely and accurate information” says Col Cayetano, Army’s 401st Brigade Commander.

Press Release by the 4ID, PA

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