3 NPA members surrender

Source http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=181363222471

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, March 15 (PIA) -- Three members of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in the Mountain Province and Kalinga areas laid down their arms before the government, recently.

The Army identified the three as alias Ka Mena, alias Ka Abe/Max and alias Ka Junjun. They were presented, Wednesday, before the Army’s 5th Infantry Division Headquarters in Upi, Gamu, Isabela.

Ka Mena and Ka Abe who were from Mt. Province, surrendered two M16 rifles while Ka Junjun from Kalinga, surrendered two M16 rifles, one Cal. 30 Springfield rifle, one Cal. 5.56 home made rifle and one Cal. 38 revolver.

The three voluntary surrendered to the government after close negotiations have been made by the Army assigned in the area.

Col. Loreto Magundayao, Jr of the Army 5th Infantry Division said the three are products of the government’s Transitional Integration Program that invites communist rebels to be integrated to society’s mainstream.

The Army has recommended social and economic assistance to the the rebel-surrenderees after completing the integration process required. (LL-PIA CAR,Kalinga)


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