IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON. September 28 – After two (2) years of being apart, two related Former Rebels reunite through the help of the 8th Infantry Battalion in Impasugong, Bukidnon on September 17, 2020.
The amazons were identified as @Gaya, Platoon Medic of Sub-Regional Sentro De Grabidad Peddler and @Peme, Platoon Medic of Pulang Baganing Yunit of Guerilla Front 89, both Sub Regional Committee 2, North Central Mindanao Regional Command.
It can be recalled that @Peme, 28 years old surrendered with an M16 rifle to the government on November 16, 2018 after having realized the futile struggle with the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs). On the other hand, @Gaya, 25 years old, yielded herself to the government on September 17, 2020 after not being able to cope with hunger and fatigue within the terrorist groups. The latter was surprised after she met her long lost sister facilitated by 8IB personnel at its Headquarters.
@Gaya expressed her gratitude with teary eyes. “Dili nako mapugngan ang akong luha nga nakita ang akong igsoon human sa kadugayon sa panahon. Giguba sa NPA ang among malipayong pamilya. Dili ko gusto nga malayo pa usab sa ila. Mapasalamaton ako sa among gobyerno sa pagtabang kanako nga makauban ang akong pamilya pag-usab.” (I can’t hold my tears seeing my sister after a long time. The NPA destroyed our once happy family. I don’t want to be far away from them again. I am grateful to our government for helping me to be reunited with my family again.)
“Nakabuhat og husto nga desisyon silang @Gaya ug @Peme nga mubiya sa walay pulos nga armadong grupo. Sa nahabilin nga mga NPA, surender na karon arun magkahiusa na kamo sa imong mga hinigugma ug mamuyo nga malinawon” said LTC EDGARDO V TALAROC JR, Commanding Officer of 8IB. (@Gaya and @Peme made the right decision to abandon the worthless armed group. To the remaining NPAs, surrender now and be reunited with your loved ones and live peacefully again.)
@Peme completely received her Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) benefits while her younger sister will be processed to receive benefits from the said program.