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Troopers seize NPA camp

Troopers seize NPA camp

MANILA, Philippines — Army troopers have seized what authorities  described as the last major camp of New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Misamis Oriental, officials reported yesterday.

Several firearms and war materials were recovered at the camp located in Barangay Minalwang, Claveria town, according to 1st Lt. Jefferson Mariano, civil military operations officer of the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion.

“The camp can accommodate up to 100 individuals and was believed to have been left abandoned for several days,” Mariano said.

The Army said it intensified its anti-insurgency efforts in the hinterlands and remote villages as residents are appealing for safety and security in their communities.