5 NPAs yield in Tacloban, PRO8 reports
Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) recorded another surrender of five (5) rebel members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Tacloban, City, October 16, 2020.
“Rob”, 45 years old, single; “Opaw”, 45 years old, married; “Prime”, 40 years old; “Marcus”, of legal age, single; and “Binoy”, 60 years old, married, all from the province of Samar, voluntarily surrendered to authorities.
The said yielding of the former rebels was facilitated by Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO); City Intelligence Unit 8; Samar Regional Intelligence Unit; Tacloban City Mobile Force Company; and Military Intelligence Company 8 Mechanized Infantry Battalion (MICO8 MIB), 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army (8ID, PA).
PBGEN RONALDO F DE JESUS, Regional Director, PRO8, lauded the concerted efforts of the operating units in its intensified campaign against the NPA. The ceaseless combat clearing operations and the implementation of the Retooled Community Support Program in some areas in Samar are influential for the realization of this latest surrender.
“This recent development will surely cause a setback to the communist group and is a representation of the heightened anti-insurgency campaign of the PNP. I will make sure that more rebels will soon abandon nonsensical armed struggle and return to the fold of the law”, says RD DE JESUS.
Accordingly, two (2) units of caliber .45 with SN 842961 and 193273, with two (2) magazines and fifteen (15) live ammunitions of calibre .45 and calibre .38 with defaced serial numbers, have been turned-over by the former rebels.
PRO8 is now facilitating the assistance to be given to the former rebels and their families as part of the government’s efforts to reintegrate and transition them in becoming productive members of the society.
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