IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon – Two members of the CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) voluntarily surrendered to the 8th Infantry (Dependable) Battalion bringing along one US cal. 30 M1 Carbine afternoon of June 3, 2018 at its headquarters here.
The former CNTs were identified as a certain Elsie Camahay Ampildon also known as (AKA) ANGIE/JAMAICA, a regular member of the NPA’s Headquarters Force, North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC), together with her husband, Tanny Saritao Ampildon AKA VERDEL, a member of the NPA’s Militia ng Bayan (MB).
It can be recalled that on April 14, 2018, NCMRC suffered heavy losses during an encounter with the troops of the 8th Infantry Battalion near Sitio Ulayanon, Brgy. Kalabugao, Impasugong, Bukidnon including the seizure of five high powered firearms, 30 backpacks, and numerous subversive documents as well as the rescue of a 3-month pregnant CNT, Susan Cabusao Guaynon.
LTC RONALD M ILLANA, the Commanding Officer of the 8th Infantry Battalion, called upon the NPA, especially those who were wounded during the series of encounters, to embrace peace or face death.
“I welcome the surrender of our brother and sister who were former members of the CPP-NPA. We will work hand in hand with our LGUs and the CLIP Committee of Bukidnon to ensure your safety and well-being.” said Lieutenant Colonel Illana.
“I am calling upon those CPP-NPA Terrorists who still remain deceived by their leaders, especially those who were wounded, to quit from running and hiding. Surrender now while there is still time. There is no point in risking your lives for a failing ideology such as that of your ill-motivated and futile armed struggle. Choose peace or die of your wounds or hunger. And make no mistake, we will have no let-up in our Focused Military Operations.” he added.