10 months 114 ex-rebels, supporters pledge loyalty to govt Manilatimes
BACOLOD CITY: A total of 114 former supporters and militias of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental pledged loyalty to the government in a ceremony held at the Barangay 2 covered court on Monday. Their oath of allegiance was facilitated by the Philippine Army’s 79th Infantry Battalion (79IB). In a statement, Lt. Col. Emelito Thaddeus Logan, commanding officer of 79IB, said the renounciation of support to the CPP-NPA showed that Negrenses had awakened from the lies and deceptions of the terrorist rebels. Meanwhile, San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. thanked ... more