THE military trained 100 new members of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) to boost its campaign against the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Zamboanga del Sur, an official said Monday.
Lieutenant Colonel Alvin Luzon, commander of the Army’s 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB), said the newly-recruited militiamen have just completed a 15-day combat training conducted by the 5th IB, which is in charge of the militiamen in the province.
The training was held at Camp Major David Sabido that houses the headquarters of the 53rd IB in the town of Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur.
Luzon said the newly-trained militiamen have recently rendered combat duty before they were deployed back to their respective places.
“They were sent to the field to apply the theories they’ve learned in the classroom,” Luzon said.
He said the militiamen will assist them in the counter insurgency operations in their respective places of assignments.
He said that the militiamen, being territorial forces, are of big help to the military in the campaign against the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. (Sunnex)