A newly-abandoned camp of the New People’s Army was seized by 62nd Infantry Battalion troopers in Sitio Dawhan, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday.
Maj. Tim Clavel, 303rd Infantry Brigade acting Civil Military Operations officer, yesterday said that communist rebels hastily abandoned the camp, that was located near a ravine and equipped with a makeshift kitchen, and a formation area with a guard post.
The camp can accommodate about 20 persons, Clavel said.
The combat operations of the 62IB in the area, even during the holidays, prevented the NPA from conducting terror and extortion activities during the Communist Party of the Philippines founding anniversary on December 26, he added.
Recovered from the abandoned rebel camp were assorted personal belongings and food, he said.
Col. Benedict Arevalo, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, lauded the cooperation of Barangay Buenavista residents that led to the discovery of the rebel camp.
Arevalo reminded Army troops to be relentless in going after the NPA rebels to prevent them from conducting more atrocities.*
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