5 NPA rebels surrender to Govt troops in Nueva Ecija

5 NPA rebels surrender to Govt troops in Nueva Ecija

Five members of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) gave themselves an early Christmas gift – by surrendering to the government in their bid to start a new leaf in life.

The 5 rebels surrendered to the military after a series of operations were conducted by the 1st Provincial Mobile Group Company of Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (PMFC-NEPPO) and the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry Battalion (91IB).

As per Lt. Col. Dennis Wenceslao, commander of the 1st PMFC-NEPPO saidthe five surrendered voluntarily to government troops last December 19 in the boundaries of Barangay Labi, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija and Barangay Villa Aurora, Maria Aurora, Aurora.

M-16 rifles surrendered by five members of New People’s Army (NPA) to the government troops in Nueva Ecija
(photo credit to PNA)

The five surrendered rebels were members of Komiteng Larangang Gerilya (KLG) Sierra Madre, an armed NPA guerrilla front that operates in the mountain ranges of the Sierra Madre.

The five are the following (only by their aliases), Ka Dave/Boy, 32, squad leader of Platun Dos and listed in the Periodic Status Report Threat Group (PSRTG) of KLG Sierra Madre; Ka Coco or Tiyoy, Jet Lee, and Rezangay, 21, squad leader of Front 88 and a bomb expert; Ka Steve or Elmo and Yong, 23, political guide of Front 88; Ka Orga or Monmon, Trojan, Esab, and Nogil, 30, also political officer of Front 88; and Ka Jhomike Gaud y Rementiza or Charlie and Jerwin, 20, political guide of Front 88.

Col. Wenceslao said,the five rebels revealed that the continuous hardships, internal discrimination and false promises from NPA leaders have prompted them to go back to the fold of the law with their firearms.

“The things we have achieved, we owe to the implementation of the ‘whole-of-nation approach’ which is the break we needed to get the full support of the government units and agencies, and most especially of the people, to believe in us and trust us, to do what needs to be done, to end the local communist armed conflict and achieve lasting peace and sustainable development for all,” Maj. Gen. Lenard T. Agustin, commander of the Army’s 7th Infantry Division,said.

Members of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) are listed as terrorist by countries like the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines,

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