CAMP MELCHOR F DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela – A Communist-NPA-Terrorist (CNT) Medical Officer with several war materiel and medical paraphernalia voluntarily submitted himself to the joint elements of 502nd Infantry Brigade and Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Police Office in Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya on December 03, 2019.
The continuous Joint AFP-PNP Operations under 502IBde,5ID,PA and PRO2 in the implementation of their campaign to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) under EO 70 in the region led to the surrender of a CNT identified as @ JAYJAY, a Medical Officer of Platoon Uno of Komiteng Larangan Guerilla Quirino-Nueva Vizcaya (KLG Q-NV), listed #14 of 3rd Quarter 2019 Periodic Status Report (PSR). Along with him is (1) Cal. 38 Revolver w/ six (6) ammunitions; two (2) hand grenades; two (2) pieces of 40mm ammunition; and one back pack containing First Aid kit with acupuncture paraphernalia and personal belongings.
Brigadier General Laurence E Mina, Commander, 502 Brigade, commended the efforts of the involved troops for the significant accomplishment in continuously achieving peace not only in the province but in the whole region.
“The voluntary surrender of AKA JAYJAY is considered a big distress to the CPP-NPA-Terrorists group and a clear manifestation of the degrading strength of the CNTs touring in the region. We are performing at our finest to condemn the atrocities of the communist movement and we continue to encourage the public to report any suspicious activities to the respective authorities to contribute in this fight against communist insurgency”, BGen Mina said.
Consequently, Major General Pablo M Lorenzo, commander of 5ID, also urged the other remnants of the CNTs to return into the folds of the law and live peacefully together with their families.
“The CNTs in Cagayan Valley are in disarray and inconsequential to the point that many of them are abandoning the armed struggle to topple our democratic government. @ JAYJAY and the Former Rebels made the correct and life-changing decision to join the mainstream of society in order to live peaceful and productive lives that everyone of us deserves. Hence, we are calling on the remaining CNTs to lay down their arms and avail the ECLIP program. Now more than ever is the ripe time to start a new life. Rest assured, you will also be accepted with open arms by a caring and supportive government and society”, MGen Lorenzo concluded.