Another ex-rebel yields in Olongapo City
OLONGAPO CITY — A former member of a communist group operating in Zambales province surrendered to authorities here, the Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) said Wednesday, Jan. 18.
The unnamed rebel belonged to the Regional Unit Guerilla, the OCPO said.
Col. Carlito Grijaldo, police city director, reported that the rebel forces were forced to surrender due to the government’s dedicated efforts to combat insurgency across the country.
The rebel was the latest in the city to return to the folds of the law.
Last month, a rebel who used to be a member of the Komiteng Larangan Gerilya Tarlac-Zambales, which operates in Central Luzon, also surrendered to the authorities.
Rebel returnees are assured of assistance from the government through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-Clip).
E-Clip provides them with free medical treatments, education, housing, and legal assistance.
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