Sight of helicopters compel NPA members to surrender

Air reconnaissance compelled two members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) being monitored in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato to surrender to 27th Infantry Battalion late afternoon of Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Sitio Tuburan, Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

The two identified through their aliases as Alias Kapitan and Alias Nannei surrendered with them two AK 47 rifles.

Accordingly, the duo decided to leave the organization due to anxiety on the sight of helicopters and the relentless military pursuit operations after their encounter with the same unit on November 15, 2019, at the same barangay.

With the help of the members of the community in Brgy. Ned, the two took the chance to leave the group after they were tasked to collect food supplies.

It can be recalled that Lake Sebu, South Cotabato declared the CTG in their locality on September 6, 2019.

“We mean business and serious to eliminate the armed threat. We will use all available assets at our disposal to run after those who continue to espouse armed struggle. Continue to advise and reach out to your friends and relatives who are with the terrorist group to realize and surrender before it is too late, ,” Lt. Gen. Felimon T. Santos Jr., Commander Eastern Mindanao Command said.

Said personalities were brought to the Headquarters 27th IB for custodial debriefing and proper disposition. Eastern Mindanao Command