MAWAB, Compostela Valley – Another set NPA terrorists who belongs to Guerilla Front 2, Sub-Regional Committee 2 (SRC2), Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) voluntarily surrendered to Headquarters 71st Infantry Battalion under operational control of 10th Infantry Division at Purok 8, Brgy Nueva Visayas, Mawab, Compostela Valley Province on 31 January 2018 at 3:30PM.
Eight (8) New People’s Army namely Delphin C De Vera @LETIBOY, KTO Chairman; Eliezer C Ondagan alyas ETID, KTO member (ECONOMY); Adorio L Ondagan alyas EYO, KTO member (FINANCE); Romy B Wenceslao alyas ISLAW (Courier/Collective); Lino I Dizon; Jojo D Pagantupan alyas CLADIO; Romilito M Patin alyas LITO; and Rodol P Masig alyas RUDY all from Maco, Compostela Valley Province voluntarily surrendered without firearm to LTC ESTEYVEN E DUCUSIN INF (GSC) PA, Acting Commanding Officer of 71st Infantry Battalion.
They surrendered the personal belongings owned by alyas Alex, Political Instructor of CPP-NPA terrorists group; and one (1) reading materials entitled “100 Taon Rebolusyong Oktubre”; eleven (11) rounds of ammunition, Cal.45; and one (1) cellphone.
According to alias Islaw, they are already pin-pointed by their former colleagues and they don’t have any resort but to surrender rather than to be arrested or worst to be killed because of the conflict.
“With the current development, we are very positive that more NPA members will be neutralized. They may be captured or killed in combat or simply submit themselves to the government along with their firearms and IEDs,” said Lieutenant Colonel Esteyven E Ducusin, the Commanding Officer of Army’s 71st Infantry Kaibigan Battalion.
“We are calling the remaining NPA terrorist and their supporters who are fearfully hiding to do the right thing and grab the opportunity to surrender while they still have time. We all deserved to live life happily and peacefully with our families. The 71st IB is always open to assist and help NPAs who wants to go back to the mainstream of the society and live normally,” LtCol Ducusin added.
10th Infantry Division continues to intensify its security operations in Area of Responsibility to prevent the atrocities planned by the NPA terrorists.