Cagayan de Oro City—The 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army on Wednesday dismantled 79 non-standard firearms that were captured, confiscated, surrendered and recovered from their operations in Northern Mindanao.
The 4th ID has a total of 593 CCSR weapons, and the 79 weapons were “demilitarized” firearms that included short firearms, various rifles and machine guns that were cut up to pieces and burned, so the parts cannot be assembled as functioning firearms.
Colonel Filemon Radam Jr, commanding officer of the 1st Logistics Support Brigade of the Army Support Command, said the demilitarization of the firearms “takes a long process before the actual demilitarization.”
Maj. Gen. Ronald Villanueva, 4ID Commander, said these weapons are non-standard weapons and does not include standard military weapons. They are demilitarized at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters.
“What we demilitarized today, have they not been captured, confiscated, surrendered and recovered, could have been in the hands of forces that disrupts the order and undermine our peace,” Villanueva said.