Three members of the Communist Terrorist Group from the Main Regional Guerilla Unit (MRGU) of Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee (WMRPC) yielded to the military troops in the morning of March 9, 2020.
Fernan S. Micasia, a.k.a Gino, Team Leader, Team Baking, Squad 2, MRGU, WMRPC; Teng Alom, a.k.a Teng, Member, Team Abe, Squad-3, MRGU, WMRPC; and Ronie D. Tuburan, a.k.a Tuloy/Loloy, Member, Team Kaloy, Squad-1, MRGU, WMRPC, all residents of Barangay Guibo, Siayan, ZDN, submitted themselves to the troops of the 97th Infantry Battalion in Poblacion, Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte.
“The surrenderors revealed that they decided to surrender and return to the fold of the law because of the adversities they experienced while eluding the intensified offensives of the government forces,” said Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio, commander of the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan.
Subject personalities are currently undergoing custodial debriefing at 97IB headquarters.
“This accomplishment is attributed to the dedicated men and women of the 97IB and all those who contributed to the successful surrender of the three communist terrorists,” said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
“It exhibits the untiring commitment and dedication of our troops to continuously protect and secure our communities from the wrong ideologies of our enemies,” Lt. Gen. Sobejana added.
“We continue to exert our best efforts to end the local communist armed conflict and other threats for lasting peace and sustainable development here in Mindanao,” Lt. Gen. Sobejana concluded.
Said surrenderors will be enrolled in the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) to assist them in their reintegration.
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