FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija – The apparent downfall of the Komiteng Larangang Guerilla Tarlac – Zambales (KLG-TARZAM) of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) is near as another three (3) of its CNT in the Barrio members and six (6) supporters have cut their ties with the terrorist group during a simple ceremony held at Masinloc Municipal Hall, Brgy. Inhobol, Masinloc, Zambales on November 22, 2021.
Lieutenant Colonel Eugene Henry Z. Cabusao, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Mechanized (MAKATARUNGAN) Battalion, Armor Division, Philippine Army said that the intensive implementation of the Community Support Program of the Army-PNP in Zambales has resulted in the surrender of the 3 CNT in the Barrio along with one (1) .357 pistol and 10 ammunition and severance of ties of 6 supporters.
All personalities are residents of Brgy. Sta Rita, Masinloc, Zambales.
Meanwhile, the Local Government Unit of Masinloc have Php 25,000 pesos to each CNT in the Barrio and distribute gift packs to the 6 CTG supporters.
It can be recalled the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division, Philippine Army led by Acting Commander, Brigadier General Luis Rex D. Bergante PA, deployed 11 CSP teams early this month in the provinces of Tarlac, Zambales, and Pangasinan to assist the LGUs in its peace and development efforts to curb the local communist insurgency.
BGen Bergante attributed the said accomplishments to the dedication and hard work of the CSP teams in the Barangays with the full support of the PTF-ELCAC.
“Our CSP teams are intensifying its information campaign in the far-flung communities to open the eyes of the CTG supporters with the reality that terrorists are dangerous to their lives that it disrupts the peace and development in their community,” said BGen Bergante