220 surrendered NPA weapons, destroyed in Caraga
CARAGA - Provincial and Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) witnessed the destruction of 220 surrendered firearms of NPA on April 14, 2020, Wednesday at 9:00 A.M.
Using the metal circular saw, authorities destroyed the various weapons including 29 M16 rifles, 14 M14 rifles, 27 AK47 rifles, 15 Garand rifles, 50 shotguns, eight .22-calibre rifles, seven crew-serve weapons, 49 short firearms, and six sub-machine guns. The said weapons are from the NPA members who surrendered in Butuan City and Agusan del Norte.
The surrenderees received financial assistance, health care, and housing package through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP).
Under the joint DND-DILG Memorandum Circular, the surrendered firearms will undergo a complete process of demilitarization to make sure they will not be used again.