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NPA commander, medic surrenders, reveal high-power firearms cached

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental: Two disgruntled rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered ro the military here after realizing the futility of their fight against the government, the military said Thursday.
Lt. Jeffferson Mariamo, spokesperson of the army’s 58IB based in Claveria, identified the rebels only in their aliases as “Jukol” and “Esay.”
“Jukol” is Vice Commander of the Platoon Cherry Mobile, Sub Regional Command 1, (SRC1),North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NCMRC), while “Esay” was the assigned Medic of Platoon Cherry Mobile, SRC1, NCMRC.
Mariano said that the surrendered NPA rebels also disclosed the location of an arms cache buried by the retreating rebels after an encounter a week ago.
He said that the arms cache, located in different areas in the remote village of Saray in Salay, Misamis Oriental, rendered high-powered firearms.
According to Mariano, the  arms cached contained five high-powered firearms comprising two M16 rifles, one AK47, and two .30 cal carbine rifles.
Lt. Col. Ricky L Canatoy, Commanding Officer of the 58IB, said that the surrendered NPA rebels would be extended benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive and Local Integration Program (ECLIP). -0-
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