7 NPA terrorists surrender in Agusan del Sur

SEVEN (7) members of NPA, GF14 voluntary surrendered to 75th Infantry MARAUDER Battalion along with their firearms at Sitio Cosep, Brgy Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur at 6 ‘o clock in the morning, Sunday, November 04, 2018.

The surrenderees were identified as Alias Nina, Alias Pitong, Alias Bal, Alias Cisar, Alias Barako, Alias Renny and Alias Kamandag, all resident of So Cosep, Brgy Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

They brought along with them one (1) Cal. 38 Pistol and one (1) improvised shotgun and three (3) improvised Cal. 22 rifles.

Said surrenderees will be processed for them to avail the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) which includes the following benefits: Php 15,000.00 for immediate cash assistance; Php 50,000.00 for livelihood assistance; and Php 90,000.00 – Php 95,000.00 for firearms (depending on the type of firearm) and access to other government assistance.

On the part of LIEUTENANT COLONEL JAIME R DATUIN INF (GSC) PA, the Commanding Officer of 75IB said, “The successive numbers of surrenderors in our Battalion are all assisted with the benefits they destined to receive from the support of the Government leaders for their livelihood assistance. I am grateful for these attainments of our unit and to their full participation; as always I highly encourage those active CNT’s who are still participating on the activities of the CPP-NPA to cease and finally bring your weapon in our unit. This mission of the Armed Forces we have will be unceasing in this area as long as there are threats and we could recognize any movements from the system of rebellious institution. Thus, I am very happy for these people who are now starting to participate to the AFP’s mission for this will certainly reveal that the rate of crimes will definitely reduce and our province will become a progressive one. Therefore, for those who are continually supporting to the futile propaganda of CPP-NPA may hear this opportunity and privileges that the government are trying to sustain and response to your daily needs for life assistance through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program ” LTC Datuin ended.

Similarly, BRIGADIER GENERAL ANDRES C CENTINO AFP, 401st Brigade Commander commended the marauder troopers for another excellent job well done. “My deepest and great appreciation to the Marauder Battalion Commander, Battalion Staffs and the rest of your Marauder troopers for the great effort and achievements you have exerted These quantity of CPP-NPA’s who really submit themselves to our unit in order to lay their weapons appeared to be a great result for the techniques and tactics just to bring them into civilian again. These accomplishments basically the consequence of sustaining series of operations of our intelligence in which this would finally decrease their numbers and surely it will come to the point that they will end fighting against our troops for their own personal ideals.” BGEN Centino ended. (75th Infantry Battalion)