NPA-Surigao del Sur successfully raids Philippine Coast Guard without firing a shot, seizes seven firearms

Sandara Sidlakan | Spokesperson | NPA-Surigao del Sur | Northeast Mindanao Regional Operational Command | New People's Army
October 16, 2020
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Surigao del Sur – Without firing a single shot, the New People’s Army-Surigao del Sur successfully raided a station of the Philippine Coast Guard in Barangay Wakat, Barobo, on October 12 at around 6:15 p.m. which was then manned by drunk PCG men on duty. Seven firearms were seized. The NPA-SDS unit was able to withdraw safely despite layers of checkpoints along the national highway.

Among the confiscated firearms are the following: one .30 caliber machine gun, four M16s, two .45 caliber pistols, two VHF radios, five ammo vests, ammunitions and other military equipment.

The operatives of the NPA-SDS took off from their staging area around three kilometers from the PCG station. Aboard a “bao-bao/center car,” the Red fighters were able to approach the target swiftly. In just a few minutes and without firing a shot, the NPA-SDS was in complete control of the PCG post.

The PCG elements are facing charges of extortion from smallscale fisherfolks.

Fishermen are required to hand over their catch without payment. This has become the standard operating procedure each time the fishermen go out to catch fish. While fishing is their only source of livelihood, this is being slashed by the PCG extortionists. Another complaint has been filed over the beating of a child by a drunk PCG element.

This tactical offensive by the NPA-SDS was launched with the strong support of the people. Likewise, it was conducted despite the intensified and sustained psychological, intelligence and combat operations by the AFP and PNP in the villages and countrysides of Northeastern Mindanao Region.

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NPA-Surigao del Sur successfully raids Philippine Coast Guard without firing a shot, seizes seven firearms