CAMP JAIME N FERRER SR., Bislig City (DWDD) – Fifteen (15) members of Militia Ng Bayan voluntarily surrendered to the joint effort of Community Support Team (CST) of Bravo Company and Intelligence Section of Bravo company of Army’s 75th Infantry “Marauder” Battalion (75IB) at Sitio San Isidro (1K) Brgy. Bunawan Brook, Bunawan, Agusan Del Sur on May 13, 2018.
The surrenderors were identified as Jimmy Blanco Also Known As James, Loreta Managbanag AKA Malou, Eldrin Alvarez AKA Paul, Alfonso Concha AKA Ponsoy, Ruthea Alvarez AKA Pats, Julie Malinao AKA Bhebs, Ronila Suriga AKA Okang, Avin Anumbay, AKA Blacky, Felipe Makiling Jr AKA Junior, Lorencia Makiling AKA Relay, Rolly Suriga, AKA Jnnior, Lolita Rusimo AKA Mae, Eddie Reyes AKA Yobe, Angelita Anumbay AKA Elgie and Teodorsio Malinao AKA Mer.
The surrender was a success through the continuous effort of the CST in the area in conducting information and dissemination on the plans and programs of the government with the collaboration of Local Government Units (LGUs) and Local Government Agencies (LGAs). One of this is the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) that made up their minds to return to the folds of law.
Lieutenant Colonel Jaime R Datuin, Commanding Officer of 75IB warmly welcomed the members of MBs on their support from NPA terrorist to the government and their willingness to put an end on these insignificant threats and be partners of the government.
“I am encouraging the remaining members of the CPP-NPA-Terrrorist groups and other mass sympathizers to be enlightened and knew the lies and ways of deceptions of the NPA propaganda. There’s still hope and it’s not yet too late to give yourself a chance to start a new life. Your 75IB will give their best effort to support you through the Enhanced Comprehensive Integration Program of the government.” Datuin ended.
Likewise, Colonel Andres C Centilo, 401st Infantry Brigade Commander lauded the Community support Team, Tribal Leaders, LGUs and other peace stakeholders who join
Army Vision: “By 2028, a world-class Army that is a source of national pride”
Army Core Purpose: “Serving the people, Securing the land”
together to encourage the armed group to heed to the governments call for peace. May this recent returned of 15 members of NPA’s militia to the government will serve as an example to remaining NPA members especially of Guerilla Front 14 to follow suit in order to live in peace with their families. The NPAs are anti-people and destroying the future of your children and families while supporting the peace and development of the government will surely give your loveones a better future, ended Col Centino. 75IB Marauder / MCAG