CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan, Capiz – A high-ranking CPP-NPA Terrorist surrendered to the joint elements of the 62nd and 94th Infantry Battalions of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division today, April 16, 2020 in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.
Alias Roy (true name withheld), a Commanding Officer of the Local Guerilla Unit in Central Negros, surrendered to the authorities bringing along an M16 rifle with magazine and live ammunitions, a .45 caliber pistol with two (2) magazines and live ammunitions, and a handheld radio as the military’s offensive operations against the CPP-NPA terrorists resumed.
In his revelations during an initial interview, alias Roy admitted that the hardships inside the group and futility of the CPP-NPA’s “armed struggle” prompted him to surrender and choose the path of peace and reconciliation with his family.
Meanwhile, Major General Eric Vinoya, Commander of the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division, appreciated the decision of alias Roy to surrender. He also reiterated his constant call to the remaining members of the CPP-NPA to surrender, embrace peace, and reunite with their families especially now as our communities face a health crisis.
“Alias Roy made a good decision to go back to the folds of the law because he has not only avoided misfortune following the resumption of our offensive operations, but was also able to reunite with his family who needs him the most in these trying times.” Said Major General Vinoya. “As we fight an unseen enemy, the Corona Virus, we must realize that never in our lifetime have we faced an adversity of this magnitude. Hence, I continue to encourage the remaining CPP-NPA members to lay down your arms, surrender, and embrace peace. Your family needs you now more than ever – a father, a mother, a brother, or a sister whom they can lean on during this crisis.” Vinoya added.
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