Placer, Surigao del Norte- Fed up with the abusive CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) leader who holds endless but fruitless promises, a very young NPA member ran away and voluntarily surrendered bringing along his firearm to the 30th Infantry (Python) Battalion on May 13, 2020 at its Headquarters, Brgy Sta Cruz, Placer, Surigao del Norte.
The ran away CNT member was identified as Alias Ayong, 21 years old, a resident of the municipality of Santiago in Agusan del Norte province and a newly member of Sangay Yunit Propaganda (SYP) 16B of the Guerilla Front (GF) 16, NEMRC under Jerome Tamayo @Jerric.
Alias Ayong disclosed that he decided to escape and run away from the group after realizing the mistakes he had done and all that were promised to him were all lies and meant only to deceive and lure him to join the terrorist organization within three (3) months. He said, “sa pag-apil ko sa ilang grupo noong pebrero giingnan nila ako nga kinahanglan nila ang panaghiusa aron makigbisog alang sa gobyerno aron makab-ot ang tinuod nga kalinaw, apan sa paglabay sa panahon nakita nako nga bakak ang tanan. Gisugo kaming mga ordiranaryong membro sa pagextort ug mag liquidate sa mga civilian, caa ug uban mga kasundaluhan nga sa akong tan aw ug pag tuo mga walay sala sa komunidad ug giingon pa nila nga ihulga namo ang mga magdumili sa pagpatay kanila “
Alias Ayong manage to escape by asking help to the personnel of 30IB and bring with him his issued M16A1 Rifle with two (2) short and three (3) long magazines, one bandollier and one hundred eighteen (118) 5.56mm ammunitions and turn over it to the unit.
It can be recalled that since January 2020, Three (3) other members of CNT already decided to return to the folds of law and five (5) Firearms including three (3) high powered firearms were turn over to the government forces.
In his statement, Lt Col Ryan Charles G Callanta, the Commanding Officer of 30IB said that “The surrender of @Ayong revealed the incessant deception and vile intentions of the CNTs to the people of Surigao del Norte. The influx of surrenders manifested the CNTs’ rotten ideology that even their ordinary members perceived its lies and deceptions.
“The 30IB and the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte will do its share in keeping the peace in the province. We assure the security for the remaining CNT members who wants to lay down their arms and embrace the path of peace and avail the governements reintegration program, the ECLIP, in order to reunite with their families and start a new and brighter future without fear and intimidations”, Lt Col Callanta added.
Meanwhile, the @Ayong will undergo in custodial and stress debriefing prior to his enrollment to the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program.