Malungon, Sarangani – Two CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) of the Weakened Guerilla Front 71, Far South Mindanao Region voluntarily surrendered with firearms to the government troops under 73rd Infantry Battalion at Barangay Poblacion, Malapatan, Sarangani on 8:30 in the morning, December 28, 2018.
CNT Darwin Tanod aka Darwin, 26 years old, a resident of Barangay Datal Bukay, Glan was a member of Platoon South of said Front, bringing along with him his issued Garand Rifle with serial number D280743.
Another CNT Felipe Magwan aka Jesse, 36 years old, a resident of Barangay Alegria, Alabel was a member of Platoon North of same Front, turned-in one Calibre .45 Pistol with serial number 955623.
Both former rebels averred that they were greatly depressed and bothered with fear and anxiety brought about by continuous focused military operations of government troops in the area, longings to be with their families for they have no time to pay visit and were deeply
disappointed with the unfulfilled promises of their recruiters.
Brigadier General Roberto Ancan, Commander of 1002nd Infantry Brigade welcomed the former rebels and said, “We encourage other active members of the NPA to return to the folds of the law through Enhanced Comprehensive Local Intregration Program of the government. The Brigade and its operating units together with the local government units, the DILG and PSWD are willing to welcome you. Your families and love ones are waiting for you, give them the gift of
togetherness this Yuletide Season”.