BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur – Two (2) Militia ng Bayan and a regular member of the Weakened Guerilla Front 14, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (WGF14, NEMRC) voluntarily surrender to the Philippine Army at 75IB Headquarters, today at 8:00 in the morning, September 18, 2019.
The surrenderees were identified as AKA Bernabe, AKA Loy and AKA Jun of all of Weaken Guerilla Front (WGF) 14, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC). The former rebels brought with them the following war materials: one (1) M2 Carbine with one (1) magazine loaded of ten (10) live ammunition, two (2) gallons of Improvised Explosive Device (IED), one hundred fifty (150) meters flat cord # 22, three pieces (3) blasting cup with five (5) meters detonating cords, one (1) shotgun rifle (homemade), one (1) shotgun pistol (homemade), six (6) magazines of AK 47, one (1) 7.62MM M14 Rifle with one (1) magazine loaded with twenty (20) rounds of live ammunition and two (2) pieces of subversive books.
They are all residents of Sitio (So) 1K (San Isidro), Brgy Bunawan Brook, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
“Naka desisyon me nga musurender tungod sa kahadlok ug kakapoy sigeg dagan, tago palayo sa operasyon sa militar ug kapulisan ug dugang pa ang NPA wala ni tuman sa ilang saad sa amoa nga sila (NPA) musuporta sa among pamilya gani gigatungan pa meg sakto nga masuko ug mokontra sa gobyerno. Dugang pa nga rason sa among pag surrender, gusto namo nga manginabuhig malinawon kauban sa matag namo nga pamilya.” Jun said in their colloquial dialect.
In addition, the surrenderees will receive assistance from the government through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).
Further, Lieutenant Colonel Warren C Munda, Acting Commanding Officer of 75IB said, “With the support of our government, stakeholders and people in the community, together we’ll resolve and act as one to this campaign in eradicating the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs).” Lt. Col. Munda ended.