Former members of NPA are scheduled to dine with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang Palace on February 7 at around 5 pm, the Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said.
“Two hundred seventeen of the 683 former members of the New People Army’s (NPA) presented last December 21, at Eastern Mindanao Command composed the first batch who were sent-off this morning at 9 o clock February 6, 2018 at Tactical Operation Group XI, Sasa, Panacan, Davao City,” EMC said.
AFP Chief-of-Staff General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero will also host a welcome ceremony for the former NPA members at Tejeros hall in Camp Aguinaldo.
They will also be given tour of Intramuros, Malacañang, and other historic places to awaken their nationalism and to encourage active participation in nation-building and peace-building.
“In coordination with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority they will also be brought to the mushroom production and other farms in Bulacan to help them get ideas on how to improve their lives and be self-sustaining,” EMC said.