BALER, Aurora-Two more members of the Milisyang Bayan (MB) of the New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist group voluntarily surrendered with firearms and live ammunitions in the municipality of Baler, Aurora on Tuesday (September 1, 2020), at 3p.m..
The surrenderers were identified as alias Ka Jose, 46-year-old, who surrendered his M14 rifle (defaced) with 1 magazine and 20 rounds of ammunition for M14 and Ka Juana, 50-year-old who voluntarily yielded his M653 rifle bearing serial number (SN) RP 133993 with 2 long magazines and 102 rounds of ammunition for M16 to the 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion, Philippine Army.
LTC REANDREW P RUBIO INF (GSC), commanding officer of 91st IB said that the government troops facilitated the voluntary surrender of the two (2) MB members under Komiteng Larangang Guerilla (KLG) Sierra Madre (SM) at Headquarters 91IB, Brgy Calabaunan, Baler, Aurora.
He said that the surrender of another two (2) armed MB members under KLG SM is a big blow to the Communist Terrorist Group.
“This manifests the effective implementation of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) and showed their sincerity to the government by bringing firearms. I urged those remaining NPA bandits, MB members and supporters to return to the folds of the law and avail the ECLIP and other benefits of the government,” Rubio added.
Based on their revelations, they decided to surrender due to the miseries with the NPA and losing the chance to be with their family and loved ones.
The two are currently undergoing a joint validation by the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) and the Philippine National Police and the issuance of the certification will begin the processing of their benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).
The firearms they surrendered will also be paid based on the firearms remuneration program of the E-CLIP.
Orientation and custodial debriefing are being conducted by the 91st IB at Barangay Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora for proper documentation.
They will also be provided skills training by the government to equip them with the knowledge and be able to continue a life of peace.