6 months 19 NPA REBELS SURRENDER ON REDS’ ANNIVERSARY Manilatimes
SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Some 19 members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to government authorities during its founding anniversary in their desire to live normal and productive lives, Lt. Col. Elmer Boongaling, 33rd Infantry Battalion (33IB) commander, said on Saturday. The rebels yielded to the combined efforts of the Sultan Kudarat Provincial Police Office and the Philippine Army’s 33IB, 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division (6ID) and 39th Infantry Battalion of the 10th Infantry (Aguila) Division. They turned over 13 high powered firearms, explosives and various ammunition. The surrenderers are from the various Communist Party of the Philippines-NPA fronts ... more