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Two rebels surrender to Guihulngan ELCAC, police

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Two members of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to Guihulngan City Task Force End Local Communist Armed Conflict, and Guihulngan City Philippine National Police on Friday 23 October 2020

The two were identified as alyas Mari, Chairman of Kaugma-on Guihulngan City Chapter and alyas “Jomar”, Member of SDG Platoon, CN1, Komiteng Rehiyon – Negros Cebu Bohol Siquijor.

Alyas Mari is one of the surrenderees, a former rebel, who gave herself up to the local police, and the End Local Communist Armed Conflict. | Photo from the Philippine Army
Alyas Mari is one of the surrenderees, a former rebel, who gave herself up to the local police, and the End Local Communist Armed Conflict. | Photo from the Philippine Army

The surrender of the two was made possible through the joint efforts of 62nd Infantry Battalion headed by Lt. Colonel Melvin Flores and the Guihulngan City Police Station with Police Lt. Colonel Bonifacio S Tecson, COP.

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According to the surrenderees, they have realized that their recruiter’s promise of “change” in their lives upon joining the movement will never be true.

Alyas Jomar, another surrenderee, a former New People's Army fighter who said that they decided to give up after realizing that the promised "change" on their lives will not be coming true. | Photo from the Philippine Army
Alyas Jomar, another surrenderee, a former New People’s Army fighter who said that they decided to give up after realizing that the promised “change” on their lives will not be coming true. | Photo from the Philippine Army

They added that instead, they were further pushed into the abyss of no hope by being directed to spread propaganda against the government and conduct atrocities against fellow Negrenses.

Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, Commander of 303rd Infantry Brigade commended the efforts of the authorities to bring the surrenderees back to the fold of the government and live a “more peaceful life”.

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Neska A. Centina
On her way to obtaining a Juris Doctor degree and has worked the newsrooms of major news organizations in Bacolod and Manila. She is now the public life reporter of DNX.

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