MARAMAG, Bukidnon – The Militia ng Bayan (MB) who surrendered to the troops of 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion brought along with them 22 gallons of rice which were entrusted to them by the NPA terrorists belonging to Company Thunder of SRC2, NCMRC for safekeeping. Said supplies came from the different Sitios and Puroks of Barangay Banlag, Valencia City, Bukidnon which were forcibly taken from the poor families. The number of containers is equivalent to 11 sacks of rice.

Jun-jun one of the MB said, “Kining mga ginalon nga bugas, gipahipusan kanako sa mga NPA aron nga kung sila mobalik dinhi sa among dapit aduna sila’y makaon. Ang NPA walay mga kalooy, kay bisan ang pagkaon nga para unta sa pamilya sa pobreng mga mag-uuma ila paman nga ginakuha para sa ilang kaayuhan. Busa, karon nga nibalik na kami sa panggamhanan, gusto namo nga matabangan ang gobyerno nga mahunong ug maundang na ang dili tawhanon nga mga lihok sa mga terorista. Dili na kami gusto nga ilang gamiton pag-usab aron dili na kami makahatag ug dugang kalisod ug kasakit sa among kauban nga mag-uuma.” These gallons of rice were left to us so that when the NPA returned near our area, they have something to eat. The NPA has no mercy, even the food for the family of poor farmers were taken for their consumption. With our surrender, we want to help the government by putting an end to this inhumane act of these terrorists. We don’t want to be utilized again and add sufferings to our fellow farmers.”