surrenders to Army in Cotabato
Battalion, 8ID PA
August 8, 2018
MAGPET, North Cotabato
– Tired and disgruntled, a couple from the hinterland barangay of
Magpet, North Cotabato surrendered to the Army’s 19th Infantry
Battalion, Tuesday, August 7.
The surrenderers, “Alias
George” and his wife “Alias Joan” were formerly full-time members of
Guerilla Front 53 and Pulang Bagani Command (PBC) 3, under the
outlawed Communist New People’s Army Terrorist (CNT) that operates
in North Cotabato.
The couple was accompanied
by local officials headed by village Chief Roldan Pelonio when they
surrendered to 1Lt. Prolen Bonacua, Commanding Officer of Alpha
Company at Barangay Manobo of the said town. They are now the latest
addition to the list of former NPA rebels who surfaced to 19th
Infantry Battalion since April this year.
Alias George has already
acquired higher position in the organization. But still, he surfaced
due to hardships and infighting among members. He also came to knew
that the military together with the local officials were
aggressively supporting the reintegration process of former NPA
“I just want to live a
normal life together with my wife and children, like our former
comrades who already yielded ahead of us”, Alias George said.
Meanwhile, Lt. Col.
Ehrlich Noel Paraso, Commanding Officer of 19th Infantry Battalion
said that documentary requirements for the enrollment of Alias
George and his wife in the Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration
Program (E-CLIP) will be immediately processed.
He also reiterated his
call to the remnants of the NPA rebels who are still out in the
mountains to surrender for them to avail of the various programs of