Tuesday, May 23, 2017

3 rebels surrender

From the Mindanao Times (May 24): 3 rebels surrender

THREE members of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the Philippine Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion in its headquarters in Impasugong, Bukidnon on Monday.
1st Lt. Erwin Bugarin, the 8th IB civil-military operations officer, told TIMES that three NPA members brought assorted firearms.

Bugarin refused to name the surrenderers to ensure their safety and security.

Their former comrades who previously yielded facilitated the surrender of the three rebels.

“This is the product of us working together and helping those who got lost finds their way back to their community,” Bugarin said, adding that they always welcome back those who embrace the path towards peace and development.

“The armed struggle will never be a solution to resolve issues nor will it be a way to achieving just and lasting peace,” he further said.

The surrenderers, now under the custody of the 8th IB, will be enrolled into the local government’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP).

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