CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Two members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) surrendered to the military in Kabacan, North Cotabato last Monday (July 22, 2019).
The 2 former rebels were both active members of BIFF under Karialan faction. They surrendered to 7th Infantry Battalion based in Barangay Lower Paatan of Kabacan town.
The two also surrendered their homemade calibre 50 rifle and a 7.62mm M14 rifle, both with ammunitions. “The surrender of these rebels is a result of the persistent military operation against the
terror groups and continuous coordination with the local government units and civilian communities in the region where the terrorists thrive,” 6th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon said.
“I am encouraging other BIFF members to lay down their arms, surrender to the government, and live with peace together with your family while the government will provide you with livelihood assistance,” the Commander added. Last week (July 17), five BIFF members surrendered to 90th Infantry Battalion in Talitay, Maguindanao.
Maj Arvin G Encinas
Chief, Public Affairs Office, 6ID, PA
Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao