CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- An armed encounter between the Philippine Army and Kilusang Larangang Guerilya – Southern Ilocos Sur (KLG-SIS) transpired Saturday afternoon and ended Sunday morning at Barangay Suagayan, Sta Lucia, Ilocos Sur.

Immediately after the clash, operatives from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1 (RMFB1) with the personnel of Explosive and Ordnance Division, Special Action Force, Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office and 81st, IB and 702nd Brigade conducted clearing and retrieval operation at Brgy. Suagayan, Sta Lucia, Ilocos Sur.

One team from RMFB1 103rd Maneuver Company together with the personnel of 81st IB, 7ID, PA were also deployed to conduct clearing and retrieval operation at Brgy. Ayudante, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

The operating troops were able to recover the following items:
1. 4 pcs M16 Rifle
2. 2pcs M14 Rifle
3. 4 pcs Magazine for M16
4. 6 pcs Magazine for M14
5. 118 rounds of ammunition for M16
6. 75pcs live ammunition for M14
7. 1pc magazine for AK 47
8. 1pc Cal 45 Federal 1911 with Serial Number 506151
9. 2pcs magazine for Cal 45
10. 3pcs handheld radio
11. 1pc Cal 9mm pistol
12. 1pc magazine for Cal 9mm
13. 6pcs improvised IED
14. 1pc Rifle grenade
15. 15pcs improvised electronic blasting cap
16. 10pcs assorted cellphone
17. 2pcs flash drive
18. 1pc firing wire
19. 3 pcs reserve battery for cellphone
20. 6 pcs double AA batteries
21. 20 rounds live ammunition for Cal 9mm
22. 2pcs bolo
23. 1pc powerbank
24. 2pcs switch remote
25. 4pcs bandolier
26. Assorted medical supplies
27. Assorted personal belongings
28. Other subversive documents
29. 1pcs hand grenade
30. Dried Marijuana leaves
31. Dried tobacco leaves
32. 960 pesos in different denominations

In his message, PRO1 Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Rodolfo S Azurin Jr., reminded all personnel to remain extra cautious and intensify our intelligence monitoring and internal security operations.
“Let us reaffirm our commitment of casting aside insurgency in Region 1 and work together towards our objective of Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict,” he averred.
The Regional Director also recognized the role of the community in the region’s counterinsurgency efforts.
“I extend my gratitude to the people of Ilocos Sur for your indispensable support in promoting social order in the province. It is manifested in your cooperation by reporting the presence of Communist Terrorist Groups in your area. I know that you are with us in this fight,”PBGen Azurin emphasized.
The recovered items are now under the custody of 702nd Brigade.
The PNP is now coordinating with the Philippine Army for the ballistic examination of the recovered firearms and for the filing of appropriate criminal charges against the Communist Terrorist Groups.####

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