CAMP SERVILLANO AQUINO, Tarlac City (DWDD) – The intensified efforts of 24th Infantry Battalion resulted to the surrender of another Communist Terrorist (CT) of the KLG MONTES of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Abra, in the person of Catherine Cortez Cebuma AKA Lora/Megan/Apple/Joey, a Medical Officer. Said NPA member voluntarily turned-over herself to the folds of the law in BrgyTagodtog, Lagangilang, Abra on May 8, 2017.
Catherine Cortez Cebuma also surrendered one (1) M16 Rifle, one (1) rifle grenade, two (2) M16 magazines and 60 rounds 5.56 ammunition.
After documentation and custodial debriefing, the rebel returnee sworn and signed an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and denounced the unprincipled practices of the CPP/NPA/NDF.
A total of 24 NPA surrenderers have been so far recorded in NOLCOM area from March 31 to May 8, wherein seven (7) of them were from Kalinga, six (7) from Abra and ten (10) in Ifugao.
NOLCOM Commander, LTGEN ROMEO T TANALGO is grateful for the support provided to the NOLCOM troopers by the LGUs, the PNP and the community in the area. The collective efforts of all stakeholders would finally lead the nation to a state of lasting peace and sustainable development. NOLCOM PIO / MCAG