3 ‘inactive’ NPA members yield to Army, authorities say
Three persons identified by the Philippine Army as inactive members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Nueva Ecija on Tuesday, according to the officer-in-charge of the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion (91IB).
In a Philippine News Agency report, Lt. Col. Julito Recto Jr. said the first surrenderer was a former member of Sentro de Gabridad-Nueva Ecija; while the other two both formerly belonged to the NPA’s Aurora Provincial Committee.
In the report, Recto said elements of the 91IB’s Alpha Company, together with other security forces, facilitated the surrender of the three former rebels, who are all residents of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.
They are now in the custody of 91IB’s Alpha Company in Dingalan, Aurora for custodial debriefing and proper documentation, the report added.
Recto said the surrenderers “decided to officially leave the underground movement after being inactive for some time because they wanted to live in peace together with their loved ones.”
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