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.
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.
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.
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”.