BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur- Camp Jaime N Ferrer Sr, Brgy Maharlika, Bislig City (Stn) – A member of New Peoples’ Army (NPA), GF14 voluntariIy surrendered to the 75th Infantry (Marauder) Battalion, 4ID along with one (1) Carbine Rifle with (1) one magazine loaded with fourteen (14) rounds ammunition, one (1) Cal 357 Revolver and one (1) Anti-Personnel Mine (APM) at Brgy Amaga, Barobo, Surigao del Sur at around 8:00 o’ clock in the morning January 28, 2018.
The surrenderee was identified as Jamil P Rodrigo AKA (Also Known As) Koy, 19 years old, single and a resident of Purok 3, Brgy Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan Del Sur.
Rodriguez wholly submitted to the folds of law because of the hardship and suffering he is experiencing with the continuous military operations conducted by this unit. Thus, leaving the group made up his mind to do so.
On the part of LIEUTENANT COLONEL JAIME R DATUIN INF (GSC) PA, the Commanding Officer of 75IB said “This act of submitting oneself to the government authority along with his firearms shows a clear sign that he wanted to start a new life as the new year comes and live peacefully for the coming years. I’m calling all the remaining CPP-
NPA Terrorists to lay down your arms now, let us be partners and support our government’s call for peace and live with us harmoniously,” LTC Datuin ended.
Similarly, BRIGADIER GENERAL ANDRES C CENTINO AFP, 401st Brigade Commander, “The achievement of your troops with their initiative for the surrender with firearms shows how dedicated the Marauder Battalion in attaining the mission of 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division. The act of surrender manifests how they understand the purpose of our troops to search and run after them to sustain the safety of every civilian in our area of responsibility. Thus, this surrender would definitely reduce the number of different elements of threat,” BGEN Centino ended.