TAGO, Surigao del Sur, Oct 3 – The communist NPA Terrorist leadership crumbling down in Surigao del Sur as series of CNT leaders and supporter surrenders to Army’s 36th Infantry (Valor) Battalion from October 2 and 3 at H36IB, Brgy Dayoan, Tago, this province.
On October 2, 2019 @Justine, former Mess Officer of SDG Pltn, GF30, NEMRC and his wife, a mass supporter voluntarily surrendered to this unit bringing along with them one (1) KG9, one (1) empty magazine and one (1) hand grenade.
On October 3, 2019, another two (2) NPA leaders and one (1) Milisya ng Bayan voluntarily surrendered to Ltc Xerxes A Trinidad, ommanding Officer this unit. The CPP/NPA leaders @JULIAN/RONNIE, CO of Pltn 8, WGF19, NEMRC bringing along with him one (1) M16 rifle and one (1) magazine with thirteen (13) ammunition, @ LIBRA/MARQUEZ, Team leader ABE, Squad 2, SRSDG Pltn 2, SRC1419, NEMRC and a civilian from Carromata, San Miguel, SDS who is an active MB/ personal courier of @JULIAN.
It can be recalled that @HASAN former squad leader of Squad Uno, Pltn 8, GF 19 NEMRC also surrendered to this unit last January 1, 2019 and already received the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) as the government’s intervention package for former rebels. The CNT leadership has learned the genuine offer of the government towards achieving peace in their communities.
Alias JULIAN/RONNIE revealed that he decided to surrender due to distrust in their leadership and organization’s integrity that most of them are already surrendering to the government. They have experienced hardship inside the communist movement and the lost struggle of his fellow lumad who were deceived by the CPP-NPA fighting for a lost cause.
LTC XERXES A TRINIDAD INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer, 36IB said that “the series of CTG leaders surrendering to the government is a clear manifestation that they are crumbling down and will soon become irrelevant to the peace-loving community of Surigao del Sur. The government’s thrust for genuine peace has awakened not just the community but also the regular members of the CNTs to include their ground leaders who were deceived by the CPP-NPA’s lost ideologies.”
The surrendered CTGs members will be processed and validated for enrollment to the E-CLIP, the government intervention package for former rebels. (1Lt Jonald Romorosa, CMO, 36IB)