Six CPP-NPA rebels surrender in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon, August 30 (PIA)–Another six members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) surrendered to the 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade in Bukidnon for two consecutive days this August.

Alias (aka) Gorio, aka Bryan, aka Roskie, aka Benjie, and aka Ryan are regular members of Guerilla Front 68 of CPP-NPA North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NCMRC) who surrendered to the 1st Special Forces in Pangantucan town on 22 August 2018.

On August 23rd—early morning of the following day—Alias Lito, the Vice Commanding Officer of CPP-NPA’s Militia ng Bayan under Section Committee 89, NCMRC, surrendered to the 8th Infantry Battalion in Impasugong, Bukidnon. He also surrendered his Cal .45 pistol.

In a custodial debriefing, the rebels recounted their hardships in the CPP-NPA organization. They said they are becoming tired and dismayed of the leaders’ false promises.

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald M. Illana, Commanding Officer of the 8th Infantry Battalion also hit at the CPP-NPA leaders’ lies and deceits.

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“This manifests that the CPP-NPA leadership is losing grasp on its members. Most of them realized the deception. They are now finding ways to make peace with the government,” he said.

For his part, Brigadier General Eric C. Vinoya AFP, Commander of the 403rd Infantry Brigade, urged members of CPP-NPA to take advantage of the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program.

“The government implements an Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program to assist those NPA and Militia ng Bayan members who wish to return to the mainstream society. I enjoin CPP-NPA members to embrace peace, go back to the folds of the law, and take advantage of this government program while it is being implemented. They will receive firearms remuneration as well as cash, livelihood, employment, housing, and health assistance,” BGen. Vinoya said. (Capt. Norman M. Tagros, CMO Officer, 403rd Inf Bde, 4ID, PA/PIA Bukidnon)

Source: PIA Feed