Saturday, April 11, 2020

3 NPA rebels surrender

From Tempo (Apr 11, 2020): 3 NPA rebels surrender

CAMP COL. RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City – A team leader and two members of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to government security forces on Maundy Thursday in an undisclosed place in Agusan del Norte province.

Maj. Renel E. Serrano, chief of Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) of Caraga Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13), said on Saturday that their surrender was a result of relentless call for the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) to return to the folds of the law.

PRO 13 regional director Brig. Gen. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. identified the surrenderees as alias Brando, 44, team leader of Squad 1 of Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda (SYP) Kingdom, Guerilla Front 4-A (GF 4-A) of the CPP-NPA North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC); alias Jelan, 35, member of Militia ng Bayan (MB), SYP Kingdom GF 4-A, also of NCMRC; and alias Wendel, 40, political instructor of SYP SIKOP, GF 4-A, NCMRC.

Their real names were withheld for their safety.

They voluntarily gave up to the intelligence operatives of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 13 and Philippine Army’s 23rd Infantry Battalion.

They yielded three .45-caliber pistols, anti-personnel mine, a .38-caliber revolver, and live ammunition.
“This notable accomplishment is attributed to the strengthened partnership among the PNP, AFP, and the community in the region through information sharing,” Esquivel said. (Mike U. Crismundo)

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