Nine (9) members of the New People’s Army in the municipality of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, surrendered on March 30, 2021, to the combined Community Support Program (CSP) teams of 37th Infantry ‘Conqueror’ Battalion and 57th Infantry ‘Masikap’ Battalion of 603rd Infantry Brigade.
The surrender happened in Sitio Tinapakan, Brgy Datu Ito Andong, and Sitio Nursery, Brgy Sta Clara, all of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat.
Colonel Eduardo B. Gubat, the Commander of 603rd Infantry Brigade said that the former rebels were under West Daguma Front, Far South Mindanao Region (FSMR).
“These personalities revealed that they are members of Milisyang Bayan and were brainwashed by a certain Edgar Kandi in joining the Communist Terrorist Group. They surrendered to clear their names from any involvement in the unlawful activities of the CTG and to start living again a normal and peaceful life with their families”, said Col. Gubat.
The former rebels turned over Ten (10) shotguns and one (1) homemade Cal. 38 revolver. Their surrender was realized through the help and commitment of the Local Government Unit of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat.
“Our Philippine Army is relentless in its efforts to clear more barangays in Sultan Kudarat and eventually the entire South and South-Central Mindanao from Communist Terrorist threat through the implementation of Community Support Program (CSP) and with the strong support from the local government units and the local residents of the said municipality”, Major General Juvymax R. Uy, the Commander of Joint Task Force Central and 6th Infantry Division said. 6TH INFANTRY DIVISION