Personnel of the City Mobile Force Company (CMFC) responding to a call by a concerned citizen recovered firearms, ammunition and explosives hidden inside a sack at Sitio Salimbal, Brgy Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro City last November 8, 2021.

In a press release, acting City Director PCol Aaron M Mandia stated that at around 11:00 am on November 08, 2021, a certain Joel Pabrua Bautista, legal age, married and a resident of Barangay Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City called the police hotline regarding his discovery of a sack with protruding barrel of a rifle and also believed to contain explosives while he was buying a backyard native chicken in the area.


At 12:10pm same day, CMFC personnel led by PLtCol Alfredo Guminang Ortiz, Jr together with Regional Explosive Ordnance and Canine Unit led by PSMs Hermilo Abao arrived at the site and retrieved the following:

  • one (1) unit Improvised shotgun (handgun type)
  • one (1) unit .38 Cal revolver
  • one (1) unit homemade shotgun
  • three (3) units Retractable Rifle Grenade
  • six (6) units 20 Gauge live shot pellets
  • six (6) units .38 Cal live cartridges.

Police stated the items were left by unidentified persons believed to be members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG). The said items are now in the custody of CMFC office while the Rifle Grenades were turned over to RECU10/CECU10 for further disposition.

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