BAYUGAN CITY, Agusan Del Sur – Alias Kakar, a squad leader of Platoon 1 SDG, of Weakened Guerilla Front 30 (WGF30), Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) surrendered to the 7th Special Forces “Spartans” Company (7SFC), 3rd Special Forces “Arrowhead” Battalion (3SFBn) today and pinpointed the location of one 5.56mm M4 Carbine Bushmaster Rifle at the hinterland of Purok Bombels, Awisan, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur (SDS). The said surrenderee is currently at the 7SFC headquarters in Mararag, Marihatag, SDS for proper custodial debriefing.

According to Alias Kakar, 34 years old, he was recruited by a certain Otillo Galagate, a Militia ng Bayan member in barangay Tina, San Miguel, SDS 2-3 years ago.

“Walay kaugmaon tungod sa korapsyon ng mga kumander (walang kinabukasan dahil corrupt ang mga kumander),” said Kakar.

He said that to be with the Communist NPA Terrorists is to live in a miserable life.

“Di bale lisud ang kinabuhi basta kauban na ko ang pamilya. Ang akoang anak ug asawa (Hindi na baling mahirap ang buhay basta kasama ko ang aking pamilya, ang anak at asawa ko),” he added

The Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur’s all-out support to the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Whole-of-Nation Approach to End Local Communist Armed Conflict has gained tremendous results and positive feedbacks all over the CARAGA region. Recently, SurSur Governor Alexander Pimentel was designated as the Regional Peace and Order Council Committee Chairman for his steadfast commitment in initiating various peace and development efforts in the province.

Alias Kakar along with other new surrenderees will be enrolled to the Enhanced Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) to receive benefits for choosing the path to peace. Based on the implementing rules and regulations of Administrative Order No. 10 signed by the President on 2018, Kakar, as a former member armed rebels, is qualified to receive E-CLIP’s livelihood assistance, reintegration programs, firearms remuneration and other benefits as provided by law for NPA surrenderees.