CAMP GEN SERVILLANO AQUINO, Tarlac City (DWDD) – Another group of People’s Militia (PM) / Milisyang Bayan (MB) and supporters of the Communist NPA Terrorist (CNT) Group in Ifugao surrender to the Local Government Unit (LGU) and Army units under the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) last August 6, 2018 (Monday).
Six (6) more members of the MB and eleven (11) CNT supporters/contacts yielded to authorities at 9:00 in the morning while a Community Dialogue was being conducted by the 54th Infantry Battalion (54IB) of 503rd Brigade under Joint Task Force (JTF) ” TALA” of the 5th Infantry Division (5ID) held at MSWD Center, Tinoc Town Hall, Tinoc, Ifugao.
The event was attended and witnessed by Tinoc Mayor Marcelo G Catalino, Vice Mayor Efren A Tacio, Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Members and Punong Barangays of Tokucan, Luhong and Danggo all of Tinoc, Ifugao.
It will be noted that last August 4 (Saturday), fourteen (14) MB members and six (6) CNT supporters also yielded in the adjacent town of Asipulo to the same Army unit conducting a Grand Caravan and Community Support Activities, wherein an M16 rifle was also surrendered.
NOLCOM will sustain the gains resulting from the conduct of Community Support Activities and Focus Military Operations (FMO) in NPA affected areas. In the same manner, NOLCOM will continue to collaborate and integrate its efforts with the Local Government Units (LGUs), Government Agencies and other stakeholders to achieve peace and development in the communities. NOLCOM / MCAG