Military in Philippines recovers guns, explosives from NPA

A total of 209 high- and low-powered firearms as well as 155 improvised explosive devices (IED) were either confiscated from or surrendered by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) from January to February 2018. Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia, Philippine Army public information office chief, said 165 firearms were confiscated by the Eastern Mindanao Command from NPA terrorists. Of the IEDs, 131 were recovered in Eastern Mindanao, where the number of NPA members is said to be highest in the country. Among those recovered were the cache of arms discovered in Compostela Valley and Calinan District, Davao City on February 21 and 27, respectively. Also included in the haul are the firearms that were turned over by the NPA surrenderers, who received compensation in return.

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Source: SunStar Philippines.