Troops seize NPA arms cache, war materiel in N. Ecija
By Zorayda Tecson / Philippine News Agency
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Government troops on Saturday recovered a cache of weapons and war materiel belonging to the communist terrorist New People's Army (NPA) in Nueva Ecija.
Col. Rhoderick Campo, director of the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office, said government security forces discovered high-powered firearms and other war materiel in the mountainous area of Barangay Sampaloc in the town of Pantabangan.
Campo said the recovered items were an M203 40MM grenade launcher ammunition; two rocket-propelled grenade ammunition; 29 cartridges of 5.56-mm; 18 cartridges of caliber 7.62; among others.
Brig. General Valeriano de Leon, director of the Police Regional Office 3, said the latest recovery of a cache of high-powered firearms further incapacitates the enemies’ key operatives.
He also commended the troops for successfully implementing President Rodrigo R. Duterte's Executive Order 70 which aims to end the local communist armed conflict.
The Communist Party of the Philippines - NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines. (PNA)