2 alleged NPA rebels fall, yield in Bicol
LUCENA CITY – Army soldiers captured one alleged New People’s Army (NPA) rebel in Albay province, while another surrendered in Camarines Norte province on Tuesday.
Soldiers led by a Lt. Tawantawan from Task Group Albay of the Army’s 902nd Infantry Brigade were conducting combat patrol when they encountered suspected rebel Lestino Rosero in Barangay Boldo, Guinobatan, Albay, said Col. Danilo Benavidez, Southern Luzon Command public information officer.
Rosero yielded one caliber .38 revolver, 150 rounds of caliber 7.62 mm and 5.56 mm ammunition, parts of anti-personnel improvised explosive devices and an M14 rifle.
Soldiers brought Rosero to the Guinobatan police station for filing of criminal charges.
The military also reported that a certain Armando Dor Panol alias “Ka Ding,” alleged member of an NPA unit operating in Camarines Norte, surrendered to the Army’s 9th Infantry Battalion based in Barangay Guisican in Labo town. Panol surrendered two M16 rifles and documents, the report said. /lb
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