Camp Aquino, Tarlac City – A New People’s Army (NPA) female member, identified as Rose Manganip Sadgopen AKA HELEN, voluntarily surrendered to the 81st Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army in the afternoon of April 4, 2017, in Tubo, Abra. She also surrendered her issued Colt Combat Commander 45 Calibre pistol with 1 magazine.
According to AKA HELEN, she was an NPA medic officer who used to operate under Squad UNO, Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda (SYP) of the NPA as early as 1980s until she went on lie-low status in 1984 and became a Militiang Bayan (MB) under the Kilusang Larangang Gerilya (KLG) MONTES in Brgy Amtuagan, Tubo, Abra. AKA HELEN is the 22nd NPA to surrender in NOLCOM area since March 31 thereby, reducing the NPA’s strength in the Cordillera Autonomous Region.
The Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM), under the leadership of LtGen Romeo T Tanalgo, will continue to encourage and welcome those NPA members, who intend to return to the folds of the law and reintegrate themselves peacefully with society.