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6 former rebels return to government’s side

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Six former Militiang Bayan members voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Aurora and pledged their allegiance back to the government on Tuesday (June 13).

According to PRO3 Director Brig. Gen. JoseS. Hidalgo Jr., the surrenderers have joined the group of Regional Sentro Gravidad of the Komiteng Rehiyon-Cagayan Valley (KR-CV) operating in the province of Isabela.

They also turned in two hand grenades, one improvised 12-gauge Shotgun, 1-meter detonating cord, one blasting cap; three (3) pieces of 12-gauge ammunition; one piece M14 magazine; 10 pcs. of 7.62mm ammunition, the flag of CPP-NPA and several subversive books and documents.

Likewise, lawmen provided them with financial assistance and assorted goods as they reintegrate to their communities thereafter.

“The government will always welcome members of CTG with open arms and we will give our best efforts to assist them as they reunite with their families. I call on our fellow Filipinos who are still active members of leftist groups to return to the government side and help us build better and safer communities for everyone,” Hidalgo also said. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.
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