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Ex-rebels surrender, CFO members withdraw support

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Three former members of communist terrorist groups (CTG) surrendered to Central Luzon police while three members denounced their communist front organizations (CFO).

Zambales police facilitated the voluntary surrender of two former members of NPA in the Barrio: “Ka Kana” and “Ka Landin”. Accordingly, “Ka Kana”, 19 years old and a resident of San Marcelino, Zambales, was tricked to join the CTG as she was promised proper education which later on became militaristic training. She was able to escape in the midst of their encounter with government forces.

On the other hand, “Ka Landin”, 50 years old and a resident of Hermosa, Bataan, was influenced by his peers to join the CTG and was taught ideologies to overthrow the government. After several traumatizing encounters with the government, he decided to surrender to authorities including his one Carbine Cal. 30M1, one blasting cap with cord, one three-page map, and one bandolier.

In Bulacan, elements of the 301st Maneuver Company of RMFB3 led the facilitation of voluntary surrender of “Ka Lupe”, 53 years old, a resident of DRT, Bulacan, and a former member of a CTG under PLTN UNO, KLG NARCISO CMND operating in the said province. She also handed over one unlicensed homemade shotgun and four live ammunition.

In Olongapo City, two female former members of Gabriela/ANAKPAWIS withdrew their support to the CFO and pledged their allegiance back to the government side. They were given financial assistance and grocery packs thereafter.

In Tarlac, a former Bayan Muna member alias “Elen” denounced the said CFO and turned over one caliber 38 pistols. Accordingly, she joined the organization in 2014 and was involved in recruitment, rallies, and other activities against the government.

“We are working double to encourage members of CTGs and CFOs to pledge allegiance back to the government. Hopefully, more rebels will lay down their arms and reunite and live with their families peacefully,” PRO3 Director Brig. Gen. Jose S. Hidalgo Jr. said. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
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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