Ex-NPAs call on former comrades to surrender

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The Philippine Army’s 95th Infantry Battalion (95IB) has conducted an information campaign and leaflets drop in mountains of Sierra Madre to call on NPA members to surrender on December 29.

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The operation was conducted in partnership with Philippine Air Force (PAF) Tactical Operations Group (TOG) 9, local police, and former NPA members.

“Ang Salaknib Battalion katuwang ang TOG2 ng Philippine Air Force, kapulisan at mga dating rebelde ay nasagawa ng panawagan sa bundok ng Sierra Madre para sumuko na ang mga dating kasamahan na katutubong Agta,” the Army battalion said.

Using tactical megaphone, the former rebels called on their former comrades to surrender.

“Gamit ang malakas na tactical megaphone na aabot ng 800 meters habang nakasakay sa mga helicopter, ang mga dating rebelde na sina @Bombo-Agta, @Allan-Agta at @Janmar ay nagsalita upang patunayan na sila ay nasa maayos na kalagayan kasama ang kanilang pamilya,” 95IB said.

“Sila din ay nanawagan na itigil na ng kanilang dating kasamahan ang madugong rebolusyon na nagbibigay ng pagdurusa sa sambayanan lalo na sa mga katutubong Agta,” it added.

The Army battalion also dropped leaflets to greet the rebels Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to tell them that a bright future awaits for them and their families if they surrender.