TWO MEMBERS of the New People’s Army from the region surrendered separately over the weekend. Alias Makjie voluntarily surrendered without firearm to the 67th Infantry Battalion based in Brgy. Central, Cateel,
Oriental on March 21, Saturday. Col. Romeo Brawner, spokesperson of the Eastern
Mindanao Command, said the 22-year-old surrenderee left the organization after
he experienced difficulties in the movement. Davao
On the same day, alias Mike identified as an NPA medic, also voluntarily surrendered without firearm to the Troops of 60th Infantry Battalion at Sitio Palo, Brgy. Limbaan, New Corella,
del Norte. Davao
According to Brawner, Mike approached the troops after he was convinced by the barangay official to leave the movement and return to the folds of the law.
The surrenderees will be enrolled in the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) to prepare them for reintegration into the society.
In his statement, Lt. General Aurelio Baladad, EastMinCom Head, welcomed the surrenderees as the NPA anniversary is approaching on March 29. “We are happy on the decision of our two brothers to be back in the folds of the law and live a peaceful life,” he said.
“We are encouraging others who are still with the NPA to come down, surrender their firearms and live a peaceful life with their family,” Baladad said.