Camp Ruperto K Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- Three (3) members of the Underground Mass Organization (UGMO) denounced their affiliation with the Communist Terrorist Group and appeared before the personnel of 4th Maneuver Platoon, 2nd Leyte Provincial Maneuver Force Company, Brgy Macopa, Jaro, Leyte at about 5:00 PM of August 4, 2022.

Alias Path is 48 years old and resident of Tacloban, City, former member of Katiguban han mga trabahador nga hurnal ha Tacloban (KATRABAHO), Kalipunang damayang mahihirap (KADAMAY) and Chairman of Alyansa han mga biktima han bagyo ha Tacloban (ABBAT) PEOPLE SURGE.

Alias Marky is 30 years old and resident of Tacloban City, former member, and staff of BAYAN MUNA and General Assembly Binding Women for Integrity Reform Equality Leadership and Action (GABRIELA).

Alias Makoy is 38 years old and resident of Tacloban City former member of Samahang Malayang Kabataan (SAMAKA), Ang Nagkakaisang Kabataan Para sa Bayan (ANAKBAYAN), Alyansa han mga biktima han bagyo ha Tacloban (ABBAT) PEOPLE SURGE.

Accordingly, the PNP team’s continuous efforts and series of negotiations which started in April 2022 led to their denouncement of support to CTG. They were fetched by the team in their respective residences in Tacloban City. They confessed that the reason for their withdrawal of support from the CTG was to finally cut their ties with them and that they realized how the CTG exploited them and put their lives at risk with false promises and lies.

As of this writing, subjects are now under the custody of the 2nd LPMFC for booking and documentation.

Meanwhile, on August 2, 2022, at about 4:00 in the afternoon, one (1) male CTG member, named as alias Bagsik, surrendered to police authorities in Sitio Balirigan, Barangay Bunga, Villareal, Samar.

He is single, 46 years old, fish vendor, and a resident of Catbalogan, Samar.

Based on the report, joint elements from the Regional Intelligence Division and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 8 under the direct supervision of PLTCOL RODOLFO C ALBOTRA JR, OIC, RID, conducted a series of negotiations through intelligence and information operations and were able to convince him to surrender. He also turned in his one (1) 12-gauge shotgun, one (1) caliber .38 revolver, nine (9) pieces of ammunition for 12-gauge shotgun, and five (5) pieces of ammunition for caliber .38 revolver. He is now under the protection and custody of 805th MC, RMFB 8 for proper disposition.

PBGEN BERNARD M BANAC, Regional Director, lauded the initiative of RID and RMFB personnel as well as the 2nd LPMFC. “With your relentless efforts in the campaign against insurgency, more CTG members and supporters are turning their back on the terrorist group,” RD BANAC said.