Former members of NPA’s Guerilla Front 73 have completed the basic military training that was administered by the 38th Cadre Battalion, the 33rd Infantry “Makabayan” Battalion (33IB) said.
They are now part of CAFGU Active Auxiliary, the force multiplier of the Philippine Army, 33IB added.
“They will join the Makabayan Battalion in defending lumad communities from armed threats like the communist terrorists,” 33IB said.
“Maninilbihan na bilang tagapagtanggol ng kanilang pamayanan bilang CAFGU ang mga dating miyembro ng Guerilla Front 73 ng komunistang teroristang NPA,” 33IB commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc said.
“Nagreport sila sa akin para ipakita ang kanilang natutunang military discipline,” he added. “Ako ang kanilang kumander sa mga misyon na iniaatas ng nakakataas sa aking batalyon.”