3 NPA rebels surrender

THREE New People’s Army (NPA) members who belonged to Guerrilla Front 72, brought along their firearms as they surrendered to troops of the 73rd Infantry Battalion in Barangay Tacub, Kiblawan, Davao Del Sur on Saturday morning.

Col. Roberto Ancan, 1002nd Infantry Brigade commander, identified them as Balusa D. Binuhay, 42; Toto Diamelang, 26; and Sonny D. Binuhay, 22, who brought two M16 rifles.

The y claimed that life on the run is very difficult.

“We were always hiding when the army has an operation,” Balusa said, adding that they already lost trust in their leadership. He said they were deceived with promises of a better life if they joined the movement.

The returnees were presented to the LGU of Kiblawan for immediate assistance. They will be enrolled them to the CLIP (Comprehensive Local Integration Program).

“The brigade is always open to the NPAs who are willing to surrender and enjoy the peaceful life, the government has a program that will provide livelihood assistance to help them start (anew), ” Col. Roberto Ancan, 1002nd Infantry Brigade commander, said.

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