From the Manila Bulletin (Jun 17): Another armed NPA member surrenders to Army in Bukidnon
CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City – Another heavily armed Communist New People’s Army Terrorist (CNT) voluntarily surrendered to Lt. Col. Ronald Illana, commanding officer of the Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion (8th IB) in Bukidnon province, regional Army spokesperson Lt. Tere Ingente told The Manila Bulletin today.
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Ingente said the former CNT, known in the underground movement as “Ka Tikboy” (identity temporarily withheld for security reason), turned over yesterday his M16 Armalite rifle and assorted live ammunitions to the 8th IB commander.
Ingente added that the former CNT, who was a regular fighter of the CPP-NPA North-Central Mindanao regional committee, is being assisted by Illana for his formal enrollment in the Comprehensive Local Intervention Program (CLIP) in an effort to avail of cash and livelihood support from the government.