Camp General Manuel T Yan Sr., Mawab, Compostela Valley– On September 30, 2018, 10:00am., three (3) members of PBC1, SRC5, SMRC, voluntarily surrendered to 16IB through the joint efforts of 16IB and Local Chief Executives of Brgy Lumiad, Paquibato Dist, Davao City, Brgy Magsaysay, Carmen, Davao Del Norte, and the Davao City PEACE 911 at H16IB, Brgy Dalisay, Panabo City, Davao Del Norte.
The Surrenderees are the following:
Alias Ramo, VCO, PBC1, SRC5, SMRC, single, 30 years old and a resident of Brgy Balagunan, Sto Tomas, DDN;
Alias arvin/Isak, Team Leader, Andoy Primera, PBC1, SRC5, SMRC, single, 45 years old and a resident of So Basak, Brgy Lumiad, PDDC; and alias Joa, Medic, Andoy Pltn, PBC1, SRC5, SMRC, married, 38 yrs old, and a resident of Brgy San Antonio, Babak district, IGaCOS.
They revealed that they surrendered because of their corrupt leaders and were subjected to sexual abuse that is happening within their ranks.
As a result of custodial debriefing from the said personalities, a follow-up operation was conducted and resulted to the recovery of the following war materials;
-One (1) CAP2 anti-personnel landmine (IED)
-One (1) cal.38 revolver
-Four Hundred (400) rounds of 5.56 linked ammunition
The surrenderees and war materials are now under the custody of 16IB for proper disposition and documentation.
Major General Noel S Clement, Commander 10ID lauded troops accomplishment and said, “the surrender of alias Omar and the two others showed the real situation within NPA organization.”
We thank the local chief executives in leading the anti-insurgency in their community by encouraging NPAs to surrender. 10ID troopers will continue to accept NPAs who want to surrender and live a peaceful life,” MGen Clement added.