BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Nov. 12 (PIA) – Three New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists surrendered to the military in Surigao del Sur recently.
The surrenderees were identified as Richard Rojas a.k.a. Adan (45 years old), a resident of Bunawan, Agusan Sur; Mario Silades a.k.a. Telik (41 yrs old); and Jimmy Juyamag a.k.a. Camote (35 yrs old) both residing in Barangay Doña Carmen, Tagbina town.
Capt. Edwin Leo Francisco, Civil Military Operations Officer of the 75th Infantry Battalion (75IB), said the NPA fighters coming from the Guerilla Front 14, turned themselves in at the headquarters of the Army’s 75th Infantry Battalion in Bislig City.
They also surrendered high-powered firearms and improvised explosive device (IED) such as one M653 with one steel long magazine loaded with ammunition, one cal. 30 US Carbine M2; one homemade cal. 9mm Ingram; and one CAP4 anti-personnel mines.
Capt. Francisco added that the three surrenderees will undergo the proper validation and assessment process for them to avail the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the national government.
The E-CLIP includes the following benefits: Php 15,000.00 for immediate cash assistance; Php 50,000.00 for livelihood assistance; and Php 90,000.00 – Php 95,000.00 for firearms (depending on the type of firearm) and access to other government assistance. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)
Source: PIA Feed