Camp Jaime N Ferrer Sr., Brgy. Maharlika, Bislig City (Station) – December 26, 2018 considered as the 50th Anniversary of CPP NPA’s but surprisingly Nineteen (19) members of NPA’s with their rifle assaults voluntarily surrendered to the Intelligence Operatives of Army’s 75th Infantry (MARAUDER) Battalion (75IB) at Sitio Ilang-Ilang Barangay San Mariano, Lorito, Agusan Del Sur today at around 10:00 in the morning.
The surrenderors were identified Sonny Calibayan @BOSS/ MARK- CO, GF3 (OPSRL), Rolan Asuncion Fuentes @SK- CO, Pltn BASIL, PBC, (OPSRL), Eunilo Asuncion Fuentes @SNIPER- CO, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (OPSRL), Ronnie B Rosales @RONNIE- VCO, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (OPSRL), Evangeline Liba Calibayan @MADONNA- PI, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (OPSRL), Jayson Suan Fuentes @MAX- SL, Segunda, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (WPSRL), Nerie Magadan Alvarez @ONYOK- SL, Segunda, Pltn BASIL, PBC 4 (WPSRL), Richard S Sampak @TOTOY- Tm Ldr, Tm Abe, Sqd Tersiera, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (WPSRL), Aquino Asuncion Fuentes @BOY- PG, Sqd Segunda, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (WPSRL), Jayson Banmasan Fuentes @JOJO- Member, Tm Baking,Sqd Segunda, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (WPSRL), Jessa Subla Fuentes @JENNY- Member, Tm Abe, Sqd Segunda, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (WPSRL), Jemar Tinoy Abranilla @RANEL- Tm Ldr, Tm Abe, Sqd Primera, Pltn BASIL, PBC4, (OPSRL), Dembol Subla Pastor @JEPOY- Member, Tm Baking, Sqd Primera, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (WPSRL), Raymond Santos Dioganon @DODONG- Member, Tm Abe, Sqd Primera, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (WPSRL), Sherly Santos Fuentes @SHERLY- Member, Tm Baking, Sqd Segunda, Pltn ANDOY, GF3 (WPSRL), Joleto Suan Fuentes @JULIET- Member, Tm Baking, Sqd Segunda, Pltn BASIL, PBC 4 (WPSRL), Mario Salazar Gonzales @ALJON- Member, Tm Abe, Sqd Segunda, Pltn BASIL, PBC 4 (WPSRL), Madilyn Ilawan Alvarez @LYNLYN- Member, Tm Baking, Sqd Segunda, Pltn BASIL, PBC 4 (WPSRL), Sammy Fuentes @JON2x- Medical, Pltn BASIL, PBC 4 (OPSRL)
Surrendered Items: - one(1) M16 rifle w/ one (1) M203 GL, SN: RP189099 - three(3) M16 Bushmaster rifles, SN: L520787, L520687 & L082937 - two(2) M16 Elisco rifles, SN: RP53744 & deface - one(1) M653 rifle w/ scope, SN: deface - one(1) M14 rifle, SN: 710074 - one(1) Carbine rifle, SN: Deface - one(1) Cal .45 Colt pistol, SN: 749315 - one(1) Cal .45 Norinco pistol, SN: M05606 - one(1) Cal .40 pistol, SN: deface - one(1) Cal .38 pistol, SN: deface - one(1) handgrenade - one(1) rifle grenade - three(3) commercial Icom Radios w/ one(1) charger - one(1) ball .40mm GL ammu - thirty seven(37) long and nine(9) short magazines loaded w/ 1,300 rds of 5.56mm ammu - nine(9) magazines loaded w/ 150 rds of 7.62mm ammu - two(2) magazines of Cal .45 loaded w/ 27 rds ammu - one(1) magazine of Cal .40 loaded w/ 11 rds ammu - eight(8) bandolier.
The surrender was a success through the continuous effort of the CST in the area in conducting information and dissemination on the plans and programs of the government with the collaboration of Local Government Units (LGUs) and Local Government Agencies (LGAs). One of this is the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) that made up their minds to return to the folds of law.
Lieutenant Colonel Jaime R Datuin, Commanding Officer of 75IB warmly welcomed these NPA’s in the Battalion. “I am grateful to see these rebels who surrendered their weapons and willingly submitted themselves to the call of government for peace and development instead of celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Despite of the fact and considering that the CPP-NPA are highlighting their 50th Anniversary Celebration. Thus, I am encouraging the remaining members of the CPP-NPA-Terrrorist groups and other mass sympathizers to be enlightened their lies and ways of deceptions from their propaganda. Your 75IB will give their best effort to support you through the Enhanced Comprehensive Integration Program of the government for your livelihood assistance.” Datuin ended.
Likewise, Brigadier Andres C Centino 401st Infantry Brigade Commander lauded the Community support Team, Tribal Leaders, LGUs and other peace stakeholders who join together to encourage the armed group to heed to the governments call for peace. May this recent returned of 19 members of NPA's militia to the government will serve as an example to remaining NPA members especially of Guerilla Front 14 to follow suit in order to live in peace with their families. The NPAs are anti-people and destroying the future of your children and families while supporting the peace and development of the government will surely give your loveones a better future, ended Col Centino.