26 members of communist groups, 1 sympathizer surrender in Masbate
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-six members and a supporter of communist groups have surrendered to police in Masbate province, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Monday.
In a press conference , PNP chief Gen. Camilo Pancratius Cascolan said the surrenderees have “firmly denounced communist terrorism” before the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.
Among the surrenderees are 15 members of the New People’s Army, nine members of the Militia ng Bayan, and two members of Sangay ng Partido sa Lokalidad.
Cascolan said the former rebels also yielded four high-powered firearms and 28 pistols to the police. Miggy Dumlao, Inquirer trainee
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