NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - A massive number of Communist NPA Terrorist Group (CNTG) members continuously turning themselves to the government over the week, signifying their intention to once again abide by the fold of the law.
On two separate instances on March 24, 2019 at 8AM, two CNTG regulars surrendered to troops of 67IB.
A certain Dodong, a Team Leader of CNTG being monitored in the central boundary of Compostela Valley Province and Davao Oriental voluntarily surrendered without firearms at Sitio Guang-Guang, Brgy Dahican Mati City, Davao Oriental.
He seek the help of Barangay Officials of Barangay Taocanga, Manay, Davao Oriental after he left the CNTG on March 21, 2019.
Allias Kokoy of the same group through a concern citizen yielded to Tubaon, Patrol Base Brgy Tubaon, Taraggona, DOR on the same day.
In his reavelation, he left the group after almost four months stint. He was recruited on December 8, 2018.
In a separate instance on March 20, 2019, two CNTG Leaders (one Vice Commander and one Squad Leader) and a medic yielded to Ltc. Roy Anthony O. Derillo, Commander of 58IB at its Headquarters in Barangay Migbantay, Claveria, Misamis Oriental.
The surrenderees who are only identified through their aliases (@Jun Jun, @Shooter, and @Em-em) are part of the CNTG that is being monitored in Misamis Oriental yielded after their former comrades together with the community members reached out and encouraged them to surrender.
They are now undergoing debriefing before they will be subjected to the E- CLIP processing.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gen Felimon T. Santos Jr., Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command welcomed this milestone of peace and security and encouraged other stakeholders to join in ending the communist insurgency peacefully.
"Let us all be ambassadors of peace by letting those who were lost understand the effort of the government to bring change in the lives of every Filipino, particularly those in Conflict-Affected Areas," Lt. Gen. Santos Jr. said.
LTC EZRA L BALAGTEY (INF) PA
Spokesperson, Eastern Mindanao Command
Contact # 09175080099