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3 alleged NPA rebels surrender to cops in Quezon province

File Photo: In Albay province, members of the New People’s Army surrender and turn over their guns to military officials in Daraga town. —MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

LUCENA CITY—Three alleged New People’s Army (NPA) rebels operating in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges surrendered to police on Monday, August 22.

The Quezon police, in a report on Tuesday, identified the rebel returnees as Susan Dela Cruz, 49, and her two sons, Sonny, 21, and Eric, 22.

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The former rebels had no firearms when they came to the police station in General Nakar town on Monday night.

Chief Master Sergeant Mark Anthony Aumentado, General Nakar police investigator, said the former rebels were natives of the mountain village of Pagsangahan in General Nakar.

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“They used to operate in the Sierra Madre up to Bulacan,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday.

The police said Eric was the first communist guerrilla in the family.

“He recruited his mother and brother upon the order of his NPA commander,” Aumentado said.

He said town Mayor Eliseo Ruzol facilitated the surrender of the former rebels as head of the local National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict

The rebel returnees will be given assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-Clip).

E-Clip offers free medical treatments, education, housing, and legal aid to rebels who will surrender.

The NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

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