88IB neutralizes, apprehends CNTs, seizes firearms in Bukidnon

FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – Combined operating troops from the 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion under the 4th Infantry Division and 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion encountered CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNT) in Bgy. Mabuhay, San Fernando, Bukidnon on September 08, 2021.
Maringal troops encountered 20 CNTs belonging to the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC) while responding to the information that a group of CNTs are conducting recruitment and extortion. The encounter lasted for an hour which resulted to the neutralization of four enemy personalities, apprehension of seven CNTs including a 12-year-old minor and seizure of five AK47 rifles, seven M16 rifles, an M14 rifle, two M653 rifles, and an M203 grenade launcher.
The Philippine Army commends the Maringal troops for their successful operation against the enemies of the state and for continuously fulfilling its mandate in serving the people and securing the land. The Philippine Army also condemns the recruitment of minor, and extortion being conducted by the CNTs.#