BY CRIS DIAZ
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Two members of the outlawed New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Bukidnon surrendered Saturday, to the local police hours after the son of George Madlos, the slain commander of the New People’s Army (NPA) national command, was killed in a firefight with state forces kn Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.
Maj. Ivan Viñas, the spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro Police, said Tuesday that John Rey Pilong, a. k. a” Ka Kans,” of the sub-regional command 2, Guerilla Force 6 of the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NMMRC) and Oscar Balabag, a. k. a “Ka Jag,” NPA Liaison Officer for the Militia ng Bayan, voluntarily surrendered to the Cagayan de Oro City police.
He said that Pilong and Balabag, both residents of the hinterland villages of San Fernando also turned over two unit shotguns when they surrendered in KM 18, Besigan, an outskirt village of Cagayan de Oro City Saturday afternoon.
According to Viñas, the NPA rebels surrendered just hour after Vincent Isagani Madlos, head of the National Technical Bureau of the NPA’s National Operation Command (NOC), was killed with his wife Angie Salinas , Secretary of fhe NPA’s National Information and Communication Bureau, in a firefight with state forces in Impasug ong, Bukidnon.
Pilong and Balabag were turned over to the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) for proper disposition, Viñas said. -0-