outbrain
Close  

7 alleged NPA rebels surrender in Occidental Mindoro

LUCENA CITY – Seven alleged New People’s Army (NPA) rebels operating in Occidental Mindoro have surrendered to the military, according to a report from the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) on Sunday.

Colonel Danilo Benavidez, Solcom public information officer, said the communist guerillas voluntarily turned themselves to the Army’s 4th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division based in Barangay (village) Murtha in San Jose town on August 10.

ADVERTISEMENT

The report identified the alleged surrenderers as Brandon, Noli, Jose, Boy, Joel – all surnamed Barera – Andeg Carias, and Eliw Guardian. Jose, Boy, and Joel are siblings while Brandon is Boy’s son, and Noli is the son of Joel.

The Army officials in Occidental Mindoro presented the former NPA rebels to San Jose Mayor Romulo Festin and the head of the local social welfare and development office to provide them with the necessary government assistance.

FEATURED STORIES

“We provided them the assistance to facilitate their enrollment to the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program to provide them with full benefits that include livelihood, employment and shelter,” Lt. Colonel Dennis Gutierrez, commander of the Army’s 41st IB, said in the report.

Lieutenant General Danilo Pamonag, Solcom commander, said he is optimistic that more NPA rebels will surrender.

“They now realize the futility of armed struggle and aim to live a normal life in the community with the support of the government,” he said in a statement. /je

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: New People’s Army, NPA, Occidental Mindoro, Southern Luzon, surrender
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.