From Tempo (Jun 14): NPA fighter surrenders
TABUK, Kalinga – A 34-year-old New People’s Army (NPA) rebel surrendered last Wednesday to government authorities in Sitio Lig-lig, Barangay Gawaan, Balbalan, Kalinga province.
Major Emmanuel Garcia, chief of the Northern Luzon Command 1st Civil Relations Group, said Rommel A. Beyao, aka Zira, a member of the CPP-NPA-NDF (CNN) under one Rudy Daguitan, alias “Ka Pinpin,” surrendered to Army troopers in Kalinga.
Garcia said that Beyao is a member of the Squad Tres of the NPA’s Abraham Bannawagan Front operating in Kalinga province.
During tactical interrogation, Beyao said he decided to return to the fold of law since he could no longer tolerate the hardships in the mountain.
The surrenderee is now under the custody of Balbalan police.