CNT leadership is now weakened in Surigao Sur

October 3, 2019


TAGO, Surigao del Sur, Oct 3 – The communist NPA Terrorist leadership is now weakened in Surigao del Sur as CNT leaders and supporters surrender to the Army’s 36th Infantry (Valor) Battalion, from October 2 and 3, particularly,  at H36IB, Brgy Dayoan, Tago, this province.  

On October 2, 2019, Justine, a former Mess Officer of SDG Pltn, GF30, NEMRC and his wife, a mass supporter voluntarily surrendered to this unit and brought with them one (1) KG9, one (1) empty magazine and one (1) hand grenade.

On October 3, 2019, two more (2) NPA leaders and one (1) Milisya ng Bayan voluntarily surrendered to Ltc Xerxes A Trinidad, Commanding Officer of this unit. The CPP/NPA leaders tagged as JULIAN/RONNIE, CO of Pltn 8, also surrendered one (1) M16 rifle and one (1) magazine with thirteen (13) ammunition, and a certain LIBRA/MARQUEZ, Team leader ABE, Squad 2, including a civilian from Carromata, San Miguel, SDS was an active MB/ personal courier of @JULIAN.

It can be recalled that @HASAN former squad leader of Squad Uno also surrendered to this unit last January 1, 2019 and already received the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) as the government’s intervention package for former rebels. The CNT leadership has learned the genuine offer of the government towards achieving peace in their communities.

Alias JULIAN/RONNIE revealed that he decided to surrender due to distrust in their leadership and organization’s integrity that most of them have already surrendered to the government. They have experienced hardship inside the communist movement and the lost struggle of his fellow lumads who were deceived by the CPP-NPA in fighting for a lost cause.

LTC XERXES A TRINIDAD, Commanding Officer, 36IB said that “the series of CTG leaders surrender to the government is a clear manifestation that the communist movement is crumbling down, and will soon become irrelevant to the peace-loving community of Surigao del Sur. The government’s thrust for genuine peace has awakened not just the community but also the regular members of the CNTs to include their ground leaders who were deceived by the CPP-NPA’s lost ideologies.”

The surrendered CTGs members will be processed and validated for enrollment to the E-CLIP, the government intervention package for former rebels.  (1Lt Jonald Romorosa, CMO, 36IB) ###



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