Two alleged New People’s Army rebels belonging to the Central Negros Front – 1 surrendered to the Guihulngan City Task Force ELCAC headed by Mayor Carlo Jorge Reyes at his residence in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Friday, October 23, Captain Kelvin Bayaban, 303rd Brigade civil military officer, said.
The two were identified only as Mari, chairman of Kaugma-on Guihulngan City Chapter and Jomar, a member of a Central Negros 1 platoon of the Komiteng Rehiyon – Negros Cebu Bohol Siquijor, he said.
The two said that aside from the unbearable hardships and hunger, they realized that their recruiter’s promise of “change” in their lives on joining the movement never came true, Bayaban added in a press statement.
The surrender was made possible through the joint efforts of the 62nd Infantry Battalion headed by Lt. Col. Melvin Flores and the Guihulngan City Police Station headed by PLt. Col. Bonifacio Tecson.
Col. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, commended the aggressive efforts of the Guihulngan City Task Force- ELCAC along with the AFP-PNP troops in the area.*