Reported NPA squad leader yields to 36th IB

AN ALLEGED team leader of the NPA surrendered to 36th Infantry Battalion at its headquarters in Sitio Upper Mambago, Barangay Dayo-an, Tago, Surigao del Sur on Sunday.

Capt. Francisco Garello Jr., the civil-military operations (CMO) officer of 36th IB, identified him to TIMES as alias Anghel, 20, squad 1 leader of the Sangay sa Platun Pangpropaganda 3 of the Guerrilla Front Committee 3, and resident of Barangay Bolhoon, San Miguel.

Garello said Angel surrendered to Lt. Colonel Xerxes A. Trinidad , commanding officer of the 36th IB, bringing along with him one M1 Garand rifle (defaced), one .38 revolver (defaced) and one homemade rifle.

He reportedly escaped the NPA in April 2017 and went into hiding.

He also told soldiers that he got tired of the movement and the promises of financial support and education were never fulfilled.

The surrender was facilitated by Datu Jomar Sabas Bucales, a tribal leader of the municipality of Lianga and Maj. Jerson B. Igloria of the 4th CMO Battalion.

“We call once again to the remaining CPP-NPA terrorist, to follow suit and choose a peaceful path,” Trinidad said.


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