From the Philippine News Agency (Feb 1): Phil. Army’s 7ID vows to support police operations
The Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry Division (7ID) will continue upgrading
technical and operational capabilities of its men, ranking military officials
said on Friday.
“Our troops will continue to improve their skills through the conduct of
training both in combat and in law enforcement tactics and procedures initiated
by the command to respond rapidly from the request for assistance of other
security agencies of the government,” said Brig. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr,
This as Catapang lauded his men from the 3rd Infantry Battalion led by 1st
Lt. Saturnino Enofre III, who reinforced the Nueva Ecija Provincial Police
Office (NEPPO) in operation that resulted to confiscation of assorted firearms
and ammunition from Mauricio Baltazar of Sitio Dipaan, Barangay Gen. Luna,
Carranglan town recently.
The joint military-police operation netted one cal .45 pistol, one cal .22
revolver, one pistol type grenade launcher, one silencer for 9mm pistol and
assorted live ammunition for grenade launcher, M16 rifle, 9mm pistol and Cal .45
The suspect, along with the seized firearms and ammunition, was brought at
NEPPO headquarters for investigation and filing of criminal case of “illegal
possession of firearms and ammunition.”
“The successful conduct of a joint AFP-PNP operation is a result of a well-
planned and proper execution of the operation in coordination with other
security agencies,” said Lt. Col. Mata, Commander, 3rd Infantry Battalion.
“Rest assured that our troops (3rd Infantry Battalion) will ensure that peace
and security in the province of Nueva Ecija will remain peaceful and in
coordination with other security forces, we will implement the role of law and
act humanely during the implementation of our task to conduct search and
seizure,” Mata added.