CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – Four New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered voluntarily to Army’s 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion last Tuesday morning (November 07, 2017) in Esperanza town of Sultan Kudarat province.
The four NPA rebels are identified as Ongoy Galing aka Jeric, 23 years old, Sammy Galing, 51 years old, Archie Balabagan, 31 years old, and Ese Ginta, 49 years old who are residents of Barangay Margues of the said town. They were under Platoon My Phone of Guerrilla Front 73.
The rebels all surrendered their weapons to the military including 2 Elisco rifles, 1 Bushmaster rifle, and 1 Garand rifle.
This week, a total of 10 communist rebels have surrendered to the military. It can be recalled that 8 have surrendered last November 2 and another two on November 6.
These former rebels have decided to return to the folds of law because of the hardship they experienced in the mountainous craggy land of Sultan Kudarat province and the false promises of their communist leaders.
The surrender of the rebels was a joint efforts of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion, 33rd Infantry Battalion, and 38th Infantry Battalion.
They were presented to Esperanza Helen T. Latog and Sultan Kudarat Governor Pax Mangudadatu on November 7 (Tuesday) and November 8 (Wednesday), respectively.