The Joint Task Force Agila command staff composed of the brigade, battalion, and post-unit commanders, Brigade TRIAD staff, and other units. (Photo courtesy of 10ID)

DAVAO CITY – Government forces dismantled six communist New People’s Army (NPA) units from July to September this year in Southern Mindanao, the Army’s 10th Infantry Division (10ID) said Thursday.

In a statement, the 10ID said among those dismantled by the Army-led Joint Task Force Agila (JTFA) were the NPA Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) 1, SRC 2, SRC 4, SRC 5, Guerilla Front (GF) 18, and the Regional Sentro De Grabidad (RSDG) of the Regional Operations Command (ROC), all under the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC).

The report was based on the JTFA campaign progress review and assessment meeting for the third quarter of 2022 at Datu Balunto Hall, Camp General Manuel T Yan Senior in Mawab, Davao De Oro on Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Nolasco Mempin, Army’s 10ID commander, said the JTFA also recorded seven encounters during the July-September period that resulted in the neutralization of 59 NPA rebels, seven of whom were killed. Two were captured and 50 surrendered, he said.

A total of 47 firearms were also recovered by the government forces.

Mempin also cited the JTFA’s role in attaining the insurgency-free status for the five provinces and one highly urbanized city in the Davao Region.

"Always remember that everything we have done is for the safety of the people and the betterment of the communities within our area of responsibility,” he said.

“I encourage everyone to continue to attain our goals with utmost zeal and commitment. Let us maintain our professionalism and dedication to duty as we continue to be loved by the people," he said. (PNA)