Alabel, Sarangani Province – Communist NPA Terrorists couple voluntarily surrenders to the 73rd Infantry (Neutralizer) Battalion last April 17, 2020, in order to be with their two-year-old son.
The NPA couple was identified as @Toy and @Len. @Toy, 23 years old, resident of Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental is the CO Platoon Central, WGF TALA, FSMR and his party wife @Len, 25 years old, resident of Malapatan, Sarangani is the Front Medical Officer, WGF TALA, FSMR.
Accordingly, the couple has a son whom they left upon giving birth. “We were just looking for a chance to surrender. We want to be with our son and take care of him. We were blinded by the false promises of the NPA that they will support our family. In reality, they do not care” @Len emotionally stated.
“We roam in the mountain every day and it is so difficult. The crisis we are experiencing is twice the crisis in the lowland. We only eat once a day. We are afraid of what our future will be if we still stay in the organization.” @Toy said.
Lt. Col. Ronaldo G Valdez, Commander 73IB, personally gave cash assistance to the couple for their necessities. “Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we expect more surrenderees. The effort of LGUs, PNP, AFP and former rebels proves to be effective in convincing the NPA to surrender. We will make sure that the couple will meet their son and will avail the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government.” he ended.
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